Did you know?
- Over 70% of Americans are financially stressed
- 12% of Americans skip going to the doctor because of financial concerns
- 80% of people admitted that their personal finances keep them awake at night
- 21% of couples who rate their financial stress as at least “somewhat high” are arguing more
- 32% of adults say their finances keep them from living a healthy lifestyle
These are staggering statistics, one of which may describe you and unfortunately have described many of us here at Living Rich With Coupons before. Take Cindy for example – after 25 years of marriage, multiple school tuitions, sports travel and much more, Cindy and her husband have decided to become 100% debt free. That wasn’t before enduring a tough time coping with her husband being laid off from work multiple times, all while living above their means.
Thankfully Cindy’s story is so inspiring. Cindy was forced to put her household on a budget for the first time, resulting in the savings of $11,000 on groceries in one year. She continued to budget, use coupons, restructure their lifestyle and eventually became 100% debt free. They are now living a responsible and rewarding financial life, all while inspiring thousands others to do the same. Cindy’s story and guidance over the years helped me become 100% debt free as well, after battling many years of student loan debt.
Sadly, more Americans are stressed about money rather than celebrating victories to financial freedom, and that’s not ok. We have a chance to change that. Everyone deserves the financial confidence to pursue a life well spent…whatever that means to YOU. Money should never cause a fight, cause you to neglect your health, or most importantly be the reason why you can’t be present, present in the moment or present to enjoy ALL the moments that matter most to you.
That’s why we’re so passionate about this national movement that SunTrust Bank is launching to inspire millions of Americans to take control of their finances and gain financial confidence so they can pursue a life well spent.
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 was created to guide millions of people one step at a time towards a more financially confident life without ever losing sight of the moments that matter along the way.
Join the growing number of people transforming their stress into positive motivation to move onUp.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.