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Are your Future Finances in Order?


Finances. Not a super fun topic at our house. With Hubby being self-employed, planning for anything in this category is hard. Instead of being stressed month to month about what, where, how we should handle our money, we took a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Course last fall and learned a lot! Mostly, how to stay organized and on budget.

Besides month to month activity though, we need to think about the future. Retirement is something we need to plan for now if we don’t, or can’t, work for the rest of our lives. What about college tuition? C’Man will be 18 in seven short years. That is very scary! My parents paid for my college. Will I be able to do the same?

A new research study, MassMutual’s State of the American Mom, found that many Moms have strong hopes and convictions about providing financially for their families, but given the multiple demands of the life, many also find it hard to achieve.

Are you a mom who finds it hard? We want everything for our children. Only the best! We want them to go to the best schools, eat the best kinds of foods (organic can mean more expense!), and have as many luxuries as we can afford. It all can be overwhelming and how do we balance everyday budgets with future savings?

MassMutual has created a cool new quiz to help us start thinking about our attitudes toward finances and how we can take small steps forward in the process of planning for our financial future. You can enter your info to win a $100 gift card!

Take the Quiz

We are also trying to show the boys how to manage money. When they get their allowance they have to split it up until three categories – Save, Spend, & Give. We hope to teach them Why it’s important to do things this way. If they start from a young age, it will hopefully be instilled in them through adulthood.

The bottom line. Life goes fast and gets a head of us. Take a moment with your family and check out MassMutual. Sit down with your husband to see if you are on the right track. Talk with your kids about the importance of money.

Are you in control of your finances?

 

I wrote this post as participation in in a blog tour for Mom Central on behalf of MassMutual and received compensation in the form of an Amazon gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.

 

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