Sage, the college savings desert tortoise: Treasurer’s Office offers college savings plans

Hey, Nevada! It’s your ol’ pal, Sage, the college savings desert tortoise! You all are probably wondering what I’m doin’ in the Nevada Appeal? Well, I’ll tell ya! I’m super excited that I visited Carson City on my Nevada road trip with Treasurer Dan Schwartz to spread the awesome news about college savings in our state!

I was so happy to visit Carson City because Treasurer Dan and I were there, in the state capital, for the Nevada Day Parade! I’m also super excited to have had the chance to visit kids at Mark Twain and Fritsch elementary schools and the Carson City Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada. During our visits, we got to talk about college, careers, and I even taught them my favorite dance, the “Sage Shuffle.”

Before I get too excited, let’s get down to the most important thing: college savings. I’ve been on the road since the beginning of October, spreading the awesome news about the great college savings plans provided by the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office to help families pay for college so Nevada children can be whatever we want when we grow up, like an astronaut, an actor, a firefighter, a marine biologist or even a mining engineer!

Kids, our parents are always telling us what to do, but now it’s your turn to tell your parents that you want to go to college. Your parents can learn more about all of the programs available to help you save at Nevada has some of the best programs available anywhere, and it’s never too early to start saving for a good college education!

When you visit, you can learn about Nevada Prepaid Tuition and the SSGA Upromise 529 Plan to help save for college. Both of these plans can be used at any school in the country that accepts federal aid.

Okay, okay, I know I’ve spent way too much time on the official stuff, but there’s one more thing that Treasurer Dan always reminds me; we need to get good grades, too! That’s why I always study hard and ask questions! After all, I have to keep working hard on my desire for knowledge so that I can reach my dream of going to college! I can’t wait to meet you all very soon! Don’t forget! Visit to learn more about all of our programs.

Sage is the college savings desert tortoise. He recently toured Nevada with Treasurer Dan Schwartz.


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