Gaining Happiness and Financial Confidence

As a young-adult there was nothing more I wanted than to live the “American dream.” Buying a home. Having a good career. Driving a new car. Those hallmarks of financial independence were my goals. However, given the state of my financial situation a few years ago, I didn’t think those goals were achievable. For years, I spent my life living paycheck to paycheck. Some months I was flush, other months seemed unbearably tight. My finances were all over the place for over a year. In order to get that great career I had to change careers. A career change didn’t make things easy right away either.

77519e92-c14e-11e5-b058-22000a7d00a4The stress of having poorly managed finances left me feeling defeated. Even being able to keep my used car running was a hassle. The thought of being able to afford a new car seemed way out of reach. I spent my early twenties renting a small, studio apartment and basically living on ramen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve given up personal joy because I wasn’t sure I could afford it. When I got married I vowed to get my finances in order. If I couldn’t do it for myself I could do it for my family. And now, even though my husband and I have gotten our finances situated, the thought that one day I could be back to living paycheck to paycheck because of one wrong move makes me constantly wary. I know I’m not alone, over 70% of Americans are financially stressed and a full 80% of people admitted that their personal finances keep them awake at night.

SunTrust Puts the Joy Back into Life

It took a while for me to let go of the accumulated stress to plan ahead, save money, and start enjoying the parts of life I was missing out on. I talked it out with my husband, put myself on a budget, and paid down my loans and started to save. It took many months of progress to finally sink in. I kick myself when I think about the amount of time and energy I spent worrying yet not working on a solution.

I feel lucky to have figured out a path to prosperity and am thrilled to partner with SunTrust to help them promote their onUp initiative. The onUp movement aims to help everyone gain the freedom that comes with financial confidence. At users, like me, complete quizzes, seek advice, and get help forming step by step plans to attain financial confidence. Whether it’s not being able to save an adequate amount of money or just trying to pay off student loans, SunTrust offers great resources to help you achieve your financial goals. Don’t let your financial concerns hold you back from getting the most out of life. Join with millions of others and take the pledge to get onUp this year and put the joy back in your life.

Visit today to take a survey and figure out exactly how you can get a handle on your life and enjoy the things you’re missing out on!

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.

Join the movement

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.


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