So often when I think of saving, it’s with the intent of being prepared for the “what if’s,” for a rainy day when things just don’t turn out like you think they are going to. You know the ones, like the day you move into a new house and a week later the HVAC system bites the dust (that is a current worry with our new house and definitely a rainy day we are saving for by making sure that $$ is always in savings). And while it is important to be prepared for those “what if’s,” SunTrust is inspiring us to also save for a goal, to think a little differently about your savings….to look at putting the Benjamins away, and LIVE for a SUNNY day too.
People’s ideas of a sunny day are different. For a friend of mine, they are always saving for travel, for my brother and sister, a mission trip to the Philippines. Other’s sunny day funds include a new purse/shoes or season tickets to watch your favorite team!
We are currently saving for our Sunny Day! And like most things right now, it revolves around the new house (we close on it today!!!). When we moved into our current house we did A LOT of updates at once. This house is a step up in our world and the renovations/updates are part of a long term game plan. III has even whipped up a Capital Improvement Plan in Excel that includes future updates, approximate costs, and the year we would like to accomplish the projects. It’s been great to see it all laid out. Our first Sunny Day fund went to new appliances in the kitchen and will also cover granite, back splash and new cabinet pulls. Then we will start contributing to our next Sunny Day, when we replace the downstairs hardwoods/carpet with new, darker hardwoods. Saving for a sunny day is exciting and theses particular sunny days are really going to make our house feel like a home!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.