Motivating Moms for Financial Success is part of a sponsored collaboration with Prudential and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
At the age of twenty I became a mom. I had no clue what I was doing, but I knew being a mom was part of my plan. I had aspirations to live a life that was fulfilling and worthwhile. I struggled to find my place in such a big world, at such a young age and that baby on my hip made life all that more worth it. I looked desperately for the right decisions or a sign that I was on the right path. I was lucky to have so many people around me that supported me. The problem was I didn’t want to be dependent on other people. I wanted my own financial independence, I wanted my son to have a savings for college , heck I wanted a savings. Luckily I went back to school and I made decisions that didn’t leave me with only the title of mom. I paved a way for myself to feel secure and not dependent on other people.
Motivating Moms for Financial Success
Last week I attended the Prudential Women Inspire Event in Houston, Texas to discuss financial success among women. I was immediately taken back to that time in my life where things were uncertain. Where every little decision I made financially, highly impacted my life. I still have a lot of learning and growing to do when it comes to my financial success, but after the event I was inspired to keep paving my path.
Prudential’s goal for #WomenInspired campaign is:
“To empower women with financial solutions so they can be confident they are making the right decisions for themselves and their families.”
5 Motivating Moms for Financial Success Lessons
Get Real With Your Value
What does it mean to be a successful mother? I value my time as a mom. It took me a long time to realize that when I wasn’t “working” I was still working at nurturing and making an impact on my child’s life. Home cooked meals, keeping the house clean and multi-tasking all day long is a tough job. It’s impossible to put a value on everything I did as a stay at home mom. Check out the value of all you do and estimate your life insurance needs.
Plan for Financial Challenges
It’s never to early or to late to plan for financial challenges. You never know what the future holds and what curve ball your finances will be put through. Protect your family, your money and more with life cycle planning.
Don’t sacrifice every penny you have in the future, start planning for college now.
Lead By Example
Raise money smart children by setting goals for savings early. Practice healthy spending habits along with your children and practice balancing fun and savings for the future.
Don’t Become Overwhelmed
With so many resources available to help women remain physically, mentally, and financially fit you can take the steps to benefit your financial health.