When I think about saving money I instantly get stressed out. It makes me think of all those things I shouldn’t have spent money on. Especially right after the holidays. For example, from where I sit typing this I can see four toys I thought my kids “needed” that have barely been touched. That money could have gone to their college funds instead. But this year, in lieu of beating myself up and focusing on the negative, I plan to focus on what I’m good at and use those strengths to make positive change.
For me, that shift in focus has been a total game changer. I’m not stressed out, I’m empowered. The trick is discovering your strengths. That’s where our partners at SunTrust can help. They have a simple money personality quiz that reveals what you’re best at and helps guide you down the road to financial improvement.
Once you know what you are good at you can use it to make small steps that add up to big savings. And over time these small shifts become habits that you don’t even have to think about, let alone stress over.
Use Your Strengths to Make Saving Money Stress Free
If you are organized, you can create a budget and stick to it, making saving a breeze. Organized people love a checked box, just make sure you put saving on your to-do list.
Those with lots of creativity can find flexible ways for their family to spend less. The key is to have that amount automatically deposited into savings or transferred to pay down debt each month so you aren’t tempted to creatively spend it!
Being generous is a wonderful trait. Use your desire to help others to encourage yourself to save for your family. Start a dedicated savings account and think of it in the same way you think of charity; you are helping your family have a brighter future.
This year resolve to make positive steps towards financial security. Use your assets to change how you think about saving. Shift your focus to the positive, start small, and you’ll make saving stress free!
At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well being. They help you get organized, make a plan, and stay on track so you can get and stay in control of your finances. When you are confident about your money, you can save for your goals and splurge knowingly on what matters most to you.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.