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

Looking to improve upon your current savings? There are many simple yet effective measures you can implement into your everyday life to help maximize your finances. Even for those who consider themselves as expert savers, there are always additional ways to help further your savings goals.

Unsure of where to start? Read on for Enable Alabama’s savings tips for a financial refresh this fall:

Tap Into Discounts
Many organizations offer discounts for individuals with disabilities. Research online for free services to take advantage of and, when in doubt, ask the organization if they have any discounts or services you may be eligible for that may not be widely publicized.  

Become Your Own Chef and Barista 
Preparing food at home rather than eating out, using reusable water bottles and brewing coffee or tea yourself rather than going to your favorite café - are great adjustments to your daily routine and for boosting your savings. In addition to being more economical, these measures are also environmentally friendly. 

Do you follow a lot of brands and stores on social media, or receive catalogues via email? To refrain from buying products you may not need, unsubscribe to avoid temptation.

Shop Savvier
Before making a purchase, shop around online to ensure you are getting the best possible deal, as you may find it from another retailer at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, tap into free coupon sites and apps as there may be offerings that apply to your purchase.

Find Free Entertainment
From zoom events, game nights to free outdoor movies there are many fun activities you can enjoy on the weekends at no cost. Check out community guides and reach out to your local disability organization to learn about fun offerings and activities to partake in.  

Automate Contributions
Take one item off your monthly to-do list and utilize the Automatic Investment Plan  (AIP). Setting up this automatic contribution feature ensures you will never miss a chance to save by consistently contributing to your Enable Alabama account.

We challenge you to implement these tips into your everyday life to help form better financial savings habits. If you have any additional questions regarding your account please reach out to the Enable Alabama team at 1-866-833-7949 or via email at