Author: Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha

In the seven years I've spent as Managing Director of NEST 529 College Savings Plans, I've learned a thing or two about the families we assist as they embark on their college savings journeys.

First of all, they value higher education—and strive for it—because it will set their children up for successful lives, both professionally and personally. Secondly, they are determined. Whether their child is in diapers, elementary school or even high school, NEST 529 parents make saving for college a priority. And lastly, they encourage and support their children’s dreams. By saving now for future expenses, a clear message is sent to their children: With the right college savings planning, you can go after your goals and be the person you aspire to be.

I am thrilled to introduce this blog as another informative tool for the families who choose to invest in NEST 529. This blog will answer questions, provide resources, share stories, and engage with current and prospective NEST 529 account owners.

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