Save now, enjoy later

I have a confession to make. I’ve never really been good at saving money. It’s definitely a flaw, and it’s one that is becoming nearly impossible to overlook now that I am a mother of two children.

Not only do I want my children to learn good financial habits via my example, I also want to have the freedom to check off items from my own personal bucket list, items that will require a bit of planning and saving on my part!

I have several travel items on my bucket list and at this point, I’m going to have to buckle down and make some chances in my lifestyle to make those family travel goals a reality. I do know that if I put my mind to it and make a few simple sacrifices, the goals are with my grasp.

I’m hoping to get my family on a plane to Hawaii this year, so I’m cutting out a few of the excesses in our household, starting with my own personal shopping budget. There are areas where I spend more than what is necessary, particularly on shoes and handbags, and by simple shaving a bit of that off now, I can save toward our travel goals.

I’m actually very excited about the prospect of experiencing some of those bucket list dreams very soon!

Excel budget worksheet

Are you ready to get serious about saving for those bucket list adventures? Check out this great Excel budget from Suntrust that will help you get on track and find even more ways to save money each month.

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 Bank. The opinions and text are all mine.

Crissy Page

Hi, I'm Crissy, the founder and editor of Parent Pretty. I'm a 30-something mom from Ohio who loves photography, my two beautiful children, and Diet Coke. You might recognize me from my main blog, Dear Crissy. You can also find me on Twitter @Crissy.

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