April is Financial Literacy Month!

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust.  All opinions are my own.

April is a perfect time to join the onUp Movement because it is Financial Literacy Month! SunTrust launched the onUp Movement to inspire millions of Americans to take a step toward financial confidence.

What does confidence mean to you?

I feel like confidence means you trust yourself and you don’t place too much value in what others think of you. Honestly, self-confidence is something that I have struggled with in my mommy years, but last year I decided to start taking steps to improve in that area and love myself more.

I had the privilege of teaching a small class recently and though I was still a little nervous, I felt confident because I knew the material and I knew I would do my best. The confidence really came pouring in after the class because it did go well and I knew that I had added value to other people’s lives.

Here’s something to think about…Financial confidence relates to self-confidence. When we feel good about our money, we feel good in many other aspects our lives.

Financial confidence means moving past money worries, and taking steps to gain control of finances. It’s freedom! You take steps to be in control of your money so it doesn’t have control over you, right? Get more freedom to focus on what matters most to you instead of stressing about money.

Another way to think about financial confidence is that you choose a financial goal and know you can make it happen. You can gain confidence in your ability to take the steps and make it happen! Setting goals and choosing small action steps to get you there, is a big part in gaining financial confidence. It might take some practice at first. Start small if that helps, but just make sure you start!

While taking action steps and reaching my goals, I am trying to look for and create more financial successes for myself. All successes count, big and small. Find the successes and celebrate them! What better way to grow more financial confidence!?

Take your first step toward financial confidence!

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.

The onUp Movement is 1 million strong…and growing. onUp is about having the confidence to move forward one smart step at a time.

Join now and start building your financial confidence today.

Join the movement

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