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Reach for the stars!! I can’t count how many times I heard that growing up. My dad always told me I could do whatever I wanted to as long as I put my mind to it. Back then my “American Dream” was to be a teacher. I wanted to make a difference. Now my “American Dream” is to be a mom, own a house, own a car, own several pets, and to be debt free. It’s funny how your dreams change when you get older. Although, I have to say even though I am just a mom I think I am making a difference.
MassMutual’s State of the American Family Study is a study about the American Dream. “Over the past few years, the study has shown that American families have become much more involved with their finances and have expressed a higher level of financial satisfaction as a result.” Two-thirds of parents strongly agree that they always think about what would be best for their immediate families when making financial decisions. This opinion is held by parents regardless of age group, gender, sexual orientation, or family style. In the end if you think about it anything and everything that has to do with financial decisions will affect the family. For one example this summer my husband and I were faced with a big decisions rather we should move or not. The move took us further away from the family, but will provide us with a financial security. This new job will give me my “American Dream.” Because of it I can pay off bills, in three years we will own our truck, and then hope to buy a house! Having our own home will allow me to have all the dogs that I want. No more land lord telling me other wise.
Fifty-one percent of women say saving for their children’s college education is a top financial priority and 48 percent say they also insist on paying for it. Men, on the other hand, fall in at 40% and 42% respectively. This I would have to say I disagree with. My husband and I are on the same page on this. We strongly believe in teaching our children how to handle their money. It’s important to show them the power of saving versus just going nuts with the money the moment it gets into their pocket. My parents really never taught me about finances and money. I had to learn it all on my own. I want my children to get the feeling I got this year when I was able to buy a laptop and new sectional and didn’t have to get a loan or use a credit card. It felt great and I want that for them.
Fifty-one percent of women say saving for their children’s college education is a top financial priority and 48 percent say they also insist on paying for it. Men, on the other hand, fall in at 40% and 42% respectively. I had to chuckle at this one. Because from the moment I was pregnant with my oldest my husband and I said we wanted to teach our children the power of savings. Well…my son is now 7 and we are just now starting to teach him. He was constantly asking for anything and everything he saw in the stores. We decided that we would set up different ways he could earn money and what he did with it was up to him. Well he is currently half way to getting some Pokemon cards. (I will never understand those things! LOL)
My family is the most important thing to me. It’s what I work hard every day to take care of. With so many competing priorities: saving money, paying bills, getting a mortgage, and just any child expenses sometimes I felt hopeless. How can I make sure I achieve my “American Dream” which face it all centers around finances. MassMutual is here to help ease our mind. MassMutual can help me achieve my American Dream by providing me the education and putting the power back in my hands! Find out how they can help you achieve your dreams!