How to Instantly Improve Your Finances.
Money is powerful, but it isn’t evil. Money is simply a tool. I talk to people every day that struggle with money. Money has made them feel helpless, overwhelmed and scared.
I’ve helped people through some pretty awful situations where money controlled their lives. People that lost their husbands, their families or their homes because of the way that they handled money.
There was one thing that every single one of them had in common.
They wished that they had spent more time paying attention to their finances before it got so bad. We’re all human. When things get overwhelming and scary for us, it’s perfectly normal for us to bury our head in the sand and ignore it for as long as possible.
We say things like, “I’ve got a crazy week at work right now, I’ll handle the budget next week.”
But then next week brings a new problem and your finances get pushed off again. The problem is that while you're ignoring your finances, things aren't getting better. They’re getting worse.
A lot worse.
Money isn't evil, but it is powerful, and if you don't control it, it can spiral out of control and start to negatively effect your life.
Over 70% of Americans are financially stressed, according to a study done by SunTrust Bank. I know exactly what that feels like. We were right there in that statistic. We deserved better than that.
You deserve better than that.
You deserve freedom from financial concerns. You deserve to have a budget that works for your family. To feel in control of your spending. To have enough money for what you need plus some leftover for what you want. To never worry about making payments late, having enough to buy food, avoiding creditors calls, or having a card declined.
There is so much more that money can do for you! Money can help build your family a home, feed them, and let them explore the world. Money can help you create memories and experiences. Money can help you better the lives of those who need help.
There’s just one single thing you need to do to instantly improve your finances.
Pay attention to them.
Get involved with your finances! Make a budget, make a plan, and then make progress. Do one thing right now that will put you in a better position tomorrow than you are today. Then keep doing that every single day.
I don't care how bad your finances are right now, they will get better. When I started our financial journey, we were drowning in debt and working crazy hours with no concept of how we could ever meet our goals.
I wanted to quit my job and stay home with our children. Jon wanted to open a brewery. We were able to accomplish all of that in a few short years, while we cut our spending by over $23,000 and then found ways to make up my income at home.
You will never know what dreams you can accomplish and what changes you can bring to your life until you try.
Our sponsor for this post, SunTrust Bank shares my feelings on this and is launching a new movement that encourages you to make a commitment to a new life. A better life with you in control of your money.
You can head here to join the Suntrust onUp Movement right now and set yourself a financial goal that you’ll commit to. Take the Mental Wealth quiz there to learn more about your financial situation and what the right course might be for you to move on up.
What will you do right now to make your finances a little better tomorrow?
Thanks to SunTrust Bank for sponsoring this post!
At SunTrust 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 was created to guide millions of people one step at a time towards a more financially confident life without ever losing sight of the moments that matter along the way.
Join the growing number of people transforming their stress into positive motivation to move onUp.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.