Why I’m Thankful for Enable Alabama

 

Author: Anita Kelley, Enable Savings Plan Alabama Director

I am thankful for ABLE and a career that has allowed me to go all over Alabama and talk to so many people about this wonderful program. I am grateful that as of 2014, individuals with disabilities attained before age 26 can now save up to $100,000 in an Enable Savings account.

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Humanitarian Spotlight: Helen Keller

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

Here at Enable Alabama, we believe that anything is possible, and that opportunities should be afforded to individuals of all abilities.

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Summer Fun for Every Ability

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

One exciting way to make the most of summertime is to enroll in a summer camp or program, opening up a host of opportunities to try something different, form friendships and build new skills.

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This Mother’s Day, we Celebrate the Moms of Enable Alabama

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

Since launching Enable Alabama, my life has been touched by so many different mothers, bound together by a common thread—each one serving as their child’s number-one advocate, fighting for inclusivity while also ensuring they have access to the funds they need to achieve a better life.

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Recognizing National MS Education and Awareness Month

Author: Diane Stewart, Enable Outreach Specialist

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month (MS), a time centered on raising awareness for the 2.3 million people with MS worldwide, illuminating research efforts, and working to spread hope and support for those affected.

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Enable Savings Plan Alabama: A Year in Review

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

One of my favorite sayings has always been “Celebrate what you accomplish, but raise the bar each time you succeed.” Looking back on the past year, it is clear that the Enable Savings Plan Alabama has perfectly embodied this expression since its launch in February.

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This Holiday Season, Consider the Gift of Financial Independence

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

With the hectic holiday season operating in full swing, the clock is ticking for finding the perfect gift. Facing long lines and crowded department stores can be a hassle—especially if the present will only be returned or exchanged later on.

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Giving Thanks for the Ability to Save

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

With Thanksgiving two short days away, I have not only been pining to gather with my family, but I’ve also been reflecting on the many things, people, and experiences I am thankful for.

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This Friday is World Cerebral Palsy Day: Q&A with United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Alabama

Author: Amelis Long, Enable Outreach Specialist, First National Bank of Omaha

This Friday, October 6th, World Cerebral Palsy Day will be observed around the globe. In recognition of this important day, we spoke with Alison Isbell, Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Alabama, to find out more about how the organization is spreading awareness of Cerebral Palsy and helping individuals with a range of disabilities and their families in Alabama.

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Imagine the Realities

Author: Isaac Beavers, Regional Director, Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

I am Blind…

I wonder what images this statement conjured in your mind. Did you see a disheveled man sitting on a street corner playing guitar near an open case?

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Back to School with Enable Alabama Savings

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

It’s that time of year again—summer is ending and students, parents, and teachers across the country are preparing to return to school. As we brace ourselves for the new school year, I am reminded of a great story I recently encountered:

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Happy Fourth of July

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

On behalf of the entire Enable Alabama team, we want to wish you and your families a safe and happy Fourth of July! On this day, we’re always reminded about the freedom and independence that our Founding Father’s fought so hard for.

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Where We Are Now

Author: Anita Kelley, Enable Savings Plan Alabama Director

Yesterday marked the fourth month since the Enable Savings Plan Alabama launched. These past months have been exciting, rewarding and educational for all of us in the Alabama Treasurer’s Office. 

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Summer Savings Tips

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

Happy first day of summer! Here at Enable AL, we hope your summer is filled with sun and fun. But summer is not all play. For many of our account holders, this marks the start of their summer jobs.

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Why I Encourage Families to Open an ABLE Account

Author: Joy Cox, Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional and Work Incentives Practitioner with The Arc of Madison County, Alabama

The American Dream has been sold to millions of people. We’ve raised our children to believe they could be anything, do anything, and have anything if they work hard for it.

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This Week is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 18)

Author: Anita Kelley, Enable Savings Plan Alabama Director, Alabama State Treasury

In today's day and age, almost everything can now be accessed online or digitally. In fact, a majority of people use digital versions of books and receive most of their news through online websites,

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How to Open an Enable Savings Plan Alabama — Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Anita Kelley, Director, College Savings Plans, Alabama State Treasury

Congratulations on making the decision to enroll in an Enable Savings Plan Alabama! Now the next step is to actually get your plan open—and I’m here to help. Below, I’ve provided a step-by-step guide to lead you through the enrollment process.

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Qualifying Qualified Expenses

Author: Anita Kelley, Enable Savings Plan Alabama Director, Alabama State Treasury

Now that we’ve officially launched the Enable Savings Plan Alabama, it’s time to start thinking about what you will use your account to finance. Will you use your account for everyday expenses, to save for your long-term needs, or both?

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Recapping the Launch Event of Enable Savings Plan Alabama

Author: Amelis Long, ‎Enable Outreach Specialist, First National Bank of Omaha

I’ve always enjoyed the wait. The anticipation is thrilling, as my attention is captured by a countdown. Whether waiting for the first day of summer break or that Amazon package in the mail, excitement always builds.

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Travel Tips for Your Summer Vacation

Author: Amelis Long, Enable Outreach Specialist, First National Bank of Omaha

Summer is a popular time for families to travel—school is out, the weather is warm, and vacation days are ready to be used. Whether you fly across the world,

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