Saving Money with ABLE Accounts (feat. Sarah Pennington) S6E02 -

Saving Money with ABLE Accounts (feat. Sarah Pennington) S6E02

In this weeks episode, you’ll learn everything you need to about ABLE accounts. Sarah Pennington from ABLEnow, explains that ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings and investment accounts for individuals with disabilities. They allow these individuals to save money without impacting their eligibility for public benefits like SSI or Medicaid. This is incredibly important for special needs families.

About Sarah Pennington:

Sarah Pennington serves as Brand Manager for ABLEnow, the national tax-advantaged disability savings program offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by Virginia529. With accounts in all 50 states, ABLEnow is one of the fastest-growing ABLE programs in the country. Sarah is honored to help build this entirely new financial product that canempower millions of Americans with disabilities to save for their future – just like everyone else.

Prior to joining ABLEnow in 2016, Sarah worked for state agencies including the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Her private-sector experience includes marketing positions with Capital One and the Walt Disney Company. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science from West Virginia University. She is Accredited in Public Relations and a Certified Direct Marketing Professional. 

Sarah lives in Richmond, Va. with her husband and son. 


References mentioned in interview:

• ABLE National Resource Center:, managed by the National Disability Institute

• National ABLE Initiative:, managed by the National Association of State Treasurers

About Rob Gorski and The Autism Dad podcast:

Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.

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Episode Sponsors:

Beaming Health:

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William Stanley:

Whether you’re looking to plan for yourself and your child’s financial future, special needs parents often have to navigate things like disability, ssi, and other services that are tied to our financial situation. This is where people like William Stanley of Northwestern Mutual can help as someone who has firsthand experience with the unique needs of special needs families. William, a special needs father himself understands the challenges you’re facing. It can help you plan for your financial future in a way that makes sense for you and your family. You can contact William today to learn more about how he can help you navigate this tricky landscape by visiting William Stanley Northwestern Mutual 516-465-9508


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