How to Get Control of Your Finances (and Get Some Sleep Again)

Do you ever find yourself lying awake at night, wondering where you’re going to find the money to meet the needs of your family?

Not wants, like going out for dinner or to the movies, but actual needs? If you find yourself losing sleep about affording a trip to the doctor let alone paying for the medicine, groceries and childcare, you are not alone.
Millions of us lay wide-awake wishing that we could live a bit more comfortably.

Today, I wanted to share with you how to get control of your finances to get more sleep at night.

Take the first step to gain control of your finances by making the pledge for change. It all starts with the first step.

How to Get Control of Your Finances (and Get Some Sleep Again):

When I Hit My Low
No one knows better than I do about the importance of feeling secure in my finances. Few things are as scary as being a stay-at-home mom and playing a variety of roles, each of which brings in a modest income, when your husband, the primary bread winner, is let go due to downsizing.

The anxiety that I felt not knowing how we would make ends meet was all-consuming. I couldn’t enjoy time with my kids without worrying how we would provide a good life for them.
Family dinners were created based upon what was on sale rather than what I knew we should be eating.

The amount of sleep I lost worrying about how to pay our bills, how to provide for our children and how to make our income more stable led me to the understanding that we had to make a change…and fast.

It All Begins with a Single Step
I found that, as you begin seeking ways to live more comfortably, it’s not going to fall into place over night. It’s going to require a gradual change in your habits that, over time will lead to a happier, less- financially-stressed you.

Find a single change that you can make. Once you’ve adjusted to it, move on to another and then another.
Before you know it, you will be on your way to financial wellness.
There may be some growing pains along the way, but keeping your eye on your goal and on the ease that you will feel when money is no longer a source of stress will help to keep you focused and on the right track.

It all starts with that first step.

Take the first step to gain control of your finances by making the pledge for change. It all starts with the first step.

Talk about It
I found very quickly that when you’re having financial woes, you HAVE to talk about it. Pretending you’re doing just fine won’t help you to acknowledge the issue and find the solutions that will lead to a greater sense of security.

Seek professional resources, like those provided at SunTrust to help you find steps that you can take so that money doesn’t rule your life.

By joining a network of people there to support you and to help you find solutions, you’ll be better equipped to make decisions, rather than your money doing it for you, so that it becomes a resource that you can use to live life on purpose.

In order to take those first steps, let SunTrust provide you with the resources and tools you need so that you can save for you goals and splurge knowingly when it matters the most in your life.

Take the first step to gain control of your finances by making the pledge for change. It all starts with the first step.
Take the pledge now an join the movement to gain financial confidence so that you can purse a life well spent.

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.

Take the first step to gain control of your finances by making the pledge for change. It all starts with the first step.

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

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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