This is part of a compensated campaign in collaboration with brightpeak financial® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are our own.
There are certain things we just don’t plan for in life. Or even if we do plan for them, they don’t often seem to work out the way we want them to (most of the time). Take, for example, what our own parents might have “wanted” for us when we were growing up. They could have wanted us to be a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, and by whatever twist of fate we decided we didn’t like any of those choices for ourselves.
Perhaps they had someone in mind who they thought could be the “perfect” match for their son or daughter. The person that they approved of the most. The one they were confident could give them beautiful grandchildren with you, but lo and behold your heart and mind had other plans for your future. As parents, one of the biggest lessons in life is that we can’t control everything… especially when it comes to our children.
What we can control are the things that can make life just a little better for our loved ones. The truth is that given the choice, most of us would probably opt not to work in order to make a living. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live their life without having to worry about how to survive or provide for themselves and their family? The reason a lot of us choose to work is pretty simple. To provide for our families and to give our children a better future.
Yet one of the biggest misconceptions in our society is that only those with the means to save are able to plan for the future. You know what I mean, we say these things all the time: “I can’t save.” “I don’t make enough money to save.” “I would save, but I have too many bills to pay.” The list really goes on and on. The reality, however, is that if you have an income and you have expenses, you do kind of need a plan too.
This week we took a little time to create our financial profile on MoneyMyth.org. The process was pretty simple. We answered a few questions about our financial priorities for the immediate future and for our long term family goals. We even delved into planning for the unexpected. The feedback we received in response was very helpful. Not only did we receive helpful information about how to achieve all of our goals, but we also gained access to a series of additional resources on how to better gain a hold of our financial plans.
brightpeak financial, which is the not-for-profit organization hosting this online platform to create financial profiles, is using the concept of mythical creatures to bring attention to some of the most common myths and misconceptions about planning for the future. Think popular mythical creatures like El Chupacabra, El Cuco, La Llorona, and Duendes. If that’s not scary enough to make you think twice about why a plan is important, then maybe spend some time reading about who exactly these creatures are and why they are so scary to begin with.
I know for us a financial plan is about protecting our family and making sure we would be able to survive regardless of whatever may come next.
This is a sponsored campaign written by me on behalf of brightpeak financial® and WeAllGrow Latina. The opinions and text are all mine.