Appreciating School Libraries and the Joy of Reading for October’s International School Library Month

October 17, 2017

 

Author: Rod Wagner, Director, Nebraska Library Commission

Reading is the gateway to learning, a life-time of learning. Educators recognize reading as a foundational skill for 21st-century learners. 


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Saving for College is Much Easier When You Know the Facts: Dispelling Common 529 Plan Misconceptions

September 26, 2017

 

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

To make the most of your plan, it’s also important to shed light on and debunk some of the top NEST 529 Plan misconceptions...


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My Dreams and Wishes for My Grandchildren

September 12, 2017

 

Author: Christy Juber, Executive Assistant, Wealth Management, First National Bank of Omaha

What a joy to have four grandchildren come into my life! It means more than anything in the world to me that their lives are better than mine...


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September is College Savings Month-Celebrate with the NEST 529 College Savings Plan

August 29, 2017

Author: Rachel Biar, Assistant State Treasurer

Parades, parties and barbeques are on the horizon as we approach Labor Day Weekend.


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Put Your NEST 529 College Savings Plan on Your Back to School List

August 22, 2017

Author: Terry Severson, Director, Savings Plans Marketing, First National Bank of Omaha

As a parent, I know the feeling of wanting to give your child every advantage for a great future.


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Preparing Your Child for College

August 15, 2017

Author: Shannon Wallace, NEST 529 College Savings Plan Account Owner

In a few short weeks, my only child will be heading to high school. I'm excited and a little worried about the life experiences that await him over the next four years.


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Take Advantage of What the NEST 529 College Savings Plan Has to Offer

August 8, 2017

Author: Joanna Swanson, Head of Direct Sales, First National Bank of Omaha

The NEST 529 College Savings Plan is more than just a savings plan-it is a community of caring individuals.


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Your Burning Questions About the NEST 529 College Savings Plan, Answered

August 1, 2017

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

Chances are, if you're planning for a child's educational future, you have a lot of questions about college savings.


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Financial Steps to Take This Summer Before Your Child Heads to College

July 25, 2017

Author: Terry Severson, Director, Savings Plans Marketing, First National Bank of Omaha

In what feels like the blink of an eye, your child has graduated high school and is planning to attend college in the fall.


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A Breakdown of Each NEST 529 Direct Investment Option

July 18, 2017

Author: Rachel Biar, Assistant State Treasurer

For those who want to take control of their child's college savings, look no further than the NEST 529 Direct Plan.


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Big or Small, Every Dollar Counts - Breaking Down Why You Should Save For College

July 11, 2017


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

As a parent who strongly values higher education, I commend other parents for prioritizing their children's futures.


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Because We Now Know How Fast They Grow…and How Much College Really Costs

June 27, 2017

Author: Peggy Gibler, Program Manager for Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust


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The Three S’s of Summer: Sun, Sunscreen and Savings

June 20, 2017

Author: Joanna Swanson, Head of Direct Sales, First National Bank of Omaha

Happy Summer! From pool parties to camp activities and vacations—summertime is exciting, but also expensive.


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NEST 529 Direct Plan 101

June 13, 2017

 

Author: Terry Severson, Director, Savings Plans Marketing, First National Bank of Omaha

Whether you’ve just decided to open a NEST 529 Plan, or you’re a long-time account owner in need of a refresher, we’re getting back to basics.


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Fueling Their Dreams by Saving for College

June 6, 2017

 

Author: Christina Kahler, Wealth Marketing Director, First National Bank of Omaha

HOPE.

In our family, it’s one of the most important aspects about saving for college.


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Celebrate 529 Day with NEST 529 College Savings

May 29, 2017

 

Author: Don Stenberg, Nebraska State Treasurer 

Happy National 529 College Savings Day. Though I believe every contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan merits a celebration, today is especially exciting as we spread awareness of the benefits of these plans. 


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Welcome to the NEST 529 College Savings Plan Blog

May 23, 2017

 

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.


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