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Guidance is Golden


I’ve never been a fan of asking for assistance with anything. I was and still am the “independent”one of my parent’s children. So, whenever I want or need something, I’ve always seeked out how to get it myself.
Unfortunately, there have been a few times where I needed someone to help me and I just couldn’t swallow my pride to ask and instead, went without.

However, that all changed when I decided to go ahead and get my health on track. I’ve never been a skinny person. I’m always going to be naturally “chubby” and I’m okay with that. What I’m not okay with is the fat on top of the chubby that’s not trying to go away on it’s own. Oh, how I wish that could happen. Anyway, a few months ago I decided to join a gym. I thought that would be just what I needed and I could do everything myself.

Here’s the thing, gyms have a lot of equipment….A LOT! Aside for the treadmill, elliptical, and exercise bike, everything else just looked like extras from the Transformers movies. After a few weeks of going to the gym sporadically and just hopping on the treadmill for an hour, I knew I needed some help. So, my wallet and I discussed it and decided I should hire a trainer. I have an awesome trainer. Not only did he show me all the equipment and how to use it, but he also gave me the motivation to get up every morning and be deligent about going to gym and sticking to it.

So far, I’ve lost 10 pounds by just going to the gym and my clothes are starting to look baggy, which I’m not really feeling. Still, it was one of the best decisions I’ve made to ask for help and guidance to a path I’ve been trying to get on for years.

So, the moral of this small, but fat tale is that it’s okay to seek guidance when you can’t do it yourself. Hey, we’re not superheroes. Heck, even Superman needed Lois Lane to keep him in the loop on things. This is the time of year when you really need help for your taxes.

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Financially Mature

This year has really been pivotal to me. I got a new job, that I love at the pay scale that I wanted to be when I reached 30. Oh, and I turn 30 this year (September 26th)! Also, I’ve been more responsible with my money and saving more, which is a lot easier now that I make more. I’ve been taking advantage of all the things my bank has to offer, including but not limited to, savings account, online banking,  and various security and protection plans for my accounts. I use all I these things to make sure that I’m respecting my money and future.

In the past, spending has definitely been my best friend and retail therapy was my favorite drug and cured everything, in my opinion. However, I ‘m looking more into the future and looking into buying my first home within the next year or so. Therefore, I’m making smarter decisions when it comes to my money and spending habits, which can be quite hard when you are a fashion blogger. Still, I’m doing it thanks to finding the right bank for me and my financial goals.

Just like when anything that requires you to cut back on things (i.e. diets), I’m not depriving myself of wants, every now and then. When you begin to make smarter spending decisions, you will be able to find that amazing point when you can splurge on something like I plan to do for my 30th birthday gift to myself.

So, if you have been trying to sort out your financial future, you definitely need to find the right bank for you try to take advantage of all of the things that offer to keep you on track.

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The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of SunTrust

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