Live for a Sunny Day Instead of Saving for a Rainy One #MySunnyDay

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The majority of us work so hard only to save for a rainy day. You know, those unexpected expenses that can really put a damper on your plans if you don't have the money to cover them. The problem is, that saving for a rainy day can be darn near depressing. Saving and saving with no concrete goal in mind, it sometimes makes you feel like you are working for nothing. Living for a sunny day however is so much more fun and motivating. Saving for a special event or goal can totally change your perspective on saving money as a whole. SunTrust Bank understands this, and want to help get everyone motivated towards living for their sunny day.

I have been saving money for years for a rainy day. I hate it, but I do it because I know, as the sole money earner for our household, if something were to happen, the backup needs to be there. I can't tell you how boring and un-motivating it is to save for a rainy day. Of course, once you have the money saved it is an accomplishment, but it feels like a chore while I'm doing it.

Think about how you feel when saving for a rainy day. Now, think about how it would be to live for a sunny day instead? How much more motivating and fun would it be to actually put yourself in your sunny day situation and thing how wonderful it will be when you meet your goal.

For me, the sunny day I am living for is our trip to Alaska and Hawaii next year. I promised the boys years ago that if we made it to all 48 contiguous states that we would plan a trip to Alaska and Hawaii. This trip is going to cost so much more than any of our others though, so I have started to save for the sunny day when I'll be laying in the warm sand on a beach in Hawaii as we drink out of coconuts and take selfies in front of glaciers. Awesome right? Now, tell me that isn't something worth saving for. So much more motivating.

Want to learn more about living for a sunny day instead of saving for a rainy one? You can visit the SunTrust Bank resource site for a full range of tools, tips and calculators to help you live for your sunny day. Or, sign up for the SunTrust Bank Shine Newsletter to receive tips and inspiration twice a month.

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.  They know we all live for the sunny days and want to you help you live yours.
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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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