Being not only confident, but financially confident is a feeling unlike any other. When my husband, Jeff, and I bought our first house, I truly felt secure for the first time. We had a nest to raise our growing family. I not only felt safe, but excited and optimistic for the future! I recall how I anticipated waking up the next morning to start our new life cut the grass, water the flowers, and watch our family grow! What would you do if you were financially confident?Being financially confident will affects every aspect of our lives. It’s no secret that when we are happy with our monetary situation, we feel better emotionally. It’s been proven time and time again. After Jeff and I moved into our own house, a place we could finally call home, we both felt happier than we’d been in years. Although taking on a mortgage is a little frightening, a sense of peace and stability also can with signing that deed. Being able to walk into your own home for the first time is an incredible feeling, and SunTrust Bank wants to help you know that feeling!
April in Financial Literacy month. In honor of Financial Literacy Month, SunTrust aims to help you know that incredible feeling Jeff and I felt when we purchased our. first home together Financial confidence is important in today’s world. When your confidence is high, your emotional health will improve, you’ll be more excited to take on the next day, you’ll feel an amazing sense of stability, plus you and your bank account will be happy! What’s not to love about that!
As a lifelong frugal mom, I want to give you some tips to help you on your path to financial confidence! It doesn’t matter if you already own a home or hope to buy one someday, the onUp Movement with Sun Trust can help to take you there. Here are my tips.
- Save money on groceries – Check for deals on products you want at various stores and look for coupons – both retailer and manufacturer coupons. Sales run in 6 week cycles so stock up on a good deal and buy enough to last until the next sale (thinking past the next week)
- Enjoy that lovely home cooking – eat meals at home instead of eating out. If you’re taking the kids somewhere, pack a cooler with drinks and snacks. Buying even minor items at high priced convenience stores can add up from month to month. A cooler and a cold pack can save a family of 4 anywhere from $20 to $50 per month.
- Start a Garden – even if you don’t have much space grow your herbs in a window box or some sweet potatoes in a 5 gallon buck on a patio. Not only will you have the freshest food possible on your table but the return on your small investment in some potting soil and seeks is enormous.
Financial literacy and gaining financial confidence is a decision you’ll never forget. I have personally used the onUp Movement website. It’s a fabulous tool for singles and families alike. It’s time to take back your future, set your goals and be the best you can be. At Sun Trust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. When you feel confident about your money, you can save for your goals and spend knowingly on what matters most to you.
The onUp Movement is 1 million strong…and growing. onUp is about having the confidence to move forward one smart step at a time.
Join now and start building your financial confidence today.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.