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Do you remember when you were a kid and your Mom would give you little tidbits of advice that you would ignore? My Mom was like that. She was a wealth of tidbits from “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” to “someday you’re going to wish you had saved that money.” Brilliant, right? 🙂 As simple as they were, I’m not ashamed to admit that most of my Mom’s tidbits were spot on.
My Mom was sick the majority of my life. Even so, she never missed a school event, she never missed watching me sing, she never missed anything really unless she was admitted to the hospital. One of my fondest memories of her was when I was 9. It was Christmas Eve and I was horribly sick with what turned out to be a kidney infection. She sat up with me all night long while I laid with my head on her lap. She gently stroked my hair until I fell asleep on her lap holding me there until the next morning and she could make me a doctors appointment. She isn’t an educated woman, but she usually knew what she was talking about.
In 2014, our family finances took a drastic fall and I did what I always do when things get tough. I went to Mom. After I vented and cried that I didn’t know what to do, she asked me one question.
Are you doing everything that you can?
Such simple words, but they were words that I needed to hear. It was those seven words that caused us to pick ourselves up, dust our rears off and figure it out. Now, two years later, I still ask myself those seven words whenever things get rough. Not because I had never been asked that but because they were what I needed to hear at the time. In other words, no matter how much we might hate to admit it, sometimes Mom really does know best.
It has always seemed silly to me that Mom’s do so much for their kids, but we only truly celebrate that once a year. We seem to think it’s okay to throw a couple of flowers and nice gestures toward her that Sunday morning and call it good, but really? Our Moms deserve so much more. SunTrust wants to help you show your Mom just how much you love and appreciate her for more than just one day! Greeting cards are a great way to show your Mom that you love her or just to say thanks for all of those little tidbits of advice that your Mom has given you over the years then send her a digital #MothersMay card to let her know how much you appreciate her! SunTrust believes that Moms should be celebrate more than just one day a year so they’re helping you do it for an entire month!
The SunTrust onUp movement was founded to help”kids” like us to become financially stable and take a step toward financial independence. If you’re one of the 80% of Americans who worry about your finances, the onUp movement may be just what you need to get things under control and less stressful! Plus? When you join the SunTrust onUp movement or sign up for onUp updates, you’ll also get more of “Moms” financial advice! Great advice, digital greeting cards and financial security. It doesn’t get much better than that!
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.
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