Mother’s Day is a special day in May that is set aside to honor our moms and other important women in our lives. One day of recognition doesn’t seem nearly enough when you consider all that a mother does for her family. Our friends at SunTrust agree. I have partnered with SunTrust to celebrate mom for the entire month of May, and to share some of the wisdom and financial advice that has been passed down by the women in my family.
I was so thrilled to learn that SunTrust is celebrating moms not just on Mother’s Day, but has created #MotherMay to honor moms during the all month long. Something I appreciate as a mom myself. We totally deserve a month long celebration. Don’t you think?
My mom, Laura, is the absolute best. She is my best friend. We are so much alike and have a ton of fun together. We love to entertain and take on DIY projects together. But more importantly we look out for each other. I know that when mom shares a bit of her wisdom with me, it is out of love.
One of the greatest gifts a mother can give to a child is the knowledge and tools they will need to be financially responsible. Do you have a mom who likes to give advice whether you want it or not? I do, and wouldn’t have it any other way. Mother knows best.
My mom taught me to be prepared for a rainy day, and financially speaking to always have an emergency fund to fall back on. This turned out to be incredibly good advice. There was a time in my life when I had to go on short-term disability due to illness. Short term disability turned into long term disability, and for a while I had to rely on a lesser amount than what I was used to getting paid. Those would have been dire times, if I hadn’t had that emergency savings account. Thanks Mom!
Mom also taught me to be frugal with my money and to live within my means. I think she’s a little bit better at it than I am, but still it’s turned out to be invaluable advice. Having an emergency fund is far more important than having a closet full of shoes that I seldom wear. Have you ever noticed that no matter how many pairs of shoes you have, you tend to wear the same pair over and over again?
Last February on the blog we shared some exciting information about the SunTrust onUp Movement. It’s an effort to inspire millions of Americans to take control of their finances and gain financial confidence so they can pursue a life well spent. It’s a movement of optimism much like the encouragement and hope we get from our mothers. It has encouraged millions of Americans to take control of their finances so they can focus on the moments that matter in life. Things like creating memories with your children.
Moms give some of the best advice and teach endless life lessons. If you are seeking out more great advice, tools and tips about your money, sign up for onUpdates from SunTrust to get more of “moms” best financial advice tenfold. What financial advice did your mom give you that you still think about today?
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.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.