My Sunny day

I’ve talked about money here a lot lately. There is something wonderful about the feeling of financial freedom and I love sharing resources that help lighten your load as they do mine.

You know the saying “saving for a rainy day?”

What does “saving for a RAINY day” mean to you? For me, saving for a rainy day means saving for things to go wrong. Whether our rental house has issues or our basement in our current house floods, it’s money for life’s emergencies. Not so fun.

For the longest time, I’ve thought of saving for things to go wrong and feel gross when I think about it. That creates a really negative feeling about life and about things happening and makes saving not so fun. I’ve recently stopped thinking of our rental house as a negative. Instead, I think about how lucky we are to have it and that saving for it gives us freedom and takes the stress away if something does happen.

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I also love setting aside money to save for big fun things. Travel is the big one for me. Read my post about wanderlust here and learn how I traveled all over even when money wasn’t something I had extra of by simply saving a little bit each paycheck. Saving for fun things makes those experiences guilt-free when the time comes.

Flipping the old adage “saving for a rainy day” around has been great. Saving money can be challenging, especially when the goal may seem soooo far away or out of reach. It actually becomes a little easier when you envision the goal as the moment you are living for rather than the amount of money you need to save.

We are in the process of saving for a three or four season porch and a deck on the side of our house. I imagine having friends over for a lovely dinner under the stars. Thinking of that moment definitely makes saving money fun.

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Let’s think about saving for a sunny day, shall we?

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What is a Sunny Day? It’s the feeling of optimism, confidence, and control around your money. It’s a moment in life when a goal or aspiration becomes a reality.

My sunny day is playing outside in our yard with a fence to keep my boys safe.  My sunny day is having friends over for grilled dinner and fresh mojitos on our deck.

My Sunny Day

My sunny day is taking my grandma to Las Vegas for a weekend. My sunny day is a day on the beaches of Maui with my husband celebrating our anniversary.

When I first got a job after college and started a travel savings account, I could only put $50 per paycheck in to that savings account. I got to go on about three trips a year if I was staying with a friend or two if I needed to stay in a hotel. It was amazing. Did you know that even putting $15 per paycheck in a travel savings account will get you your sunny day? You’d have a plane ticket within the United States after only one year. Start somewhere and your sunny day may be sooner than you think.

What is your sunny day? I can’t wait to hear.

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

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