Life is filled with moments you need to plan for. Having a plan can give you the tools you need to make many of your dreams for the future a reality. That is why I am excited to partner with MassMutual to share about the important moments we plan for and how having a plan for our financial future lets us focus on enjoying them. Although I am being compensated for this post MassMutual is a company I trust and recommend based and the opinions shared are my own.
How to make planning for your future something you enjoy
Developing a plan for your financial future can seem like a daunting task. But finding the joy in creating and reaching financial goals can be an enjoyable process. It’s all about perspective. Here are some tips for developing a plan for your financial future.
Focus on life’s milestones
Becoming a father was, without a doubt, one of the happiest moments of my life. It’s also the moment when I realized how important having a plan for the future was. Holding this little person and knowing that he was completely dependent on me was a bit of a wake-up call. As I enjoyed exciting baby milestones like his first steps and his first words, I was also thinking of the future.
I want to make sure that I set my kids up to succeed in life. Now that both of my kids are in middle school, I feel a huge relief knowing that we have a plan to support them as they get closer to reaching new milestones like going to college and getting their first car.
Having a plan ensures that I can do my job as a dad and help them feed their passions and work on achieving their own dreams. My daughter loves horseback riding and the environment while my son wants to be a writer and a robotics engineer. They know that we support them not only as parents but also financially. This lets them focus on achieving those goals and sets them up for success. Having a plan is also something that we’re teaching them so that they too can create goals and work toward them.
Different stages in life come with different milestones. When we moved to the U.S. we had to start from scratch. Back then we were not focusing on financial goals but just trying to get by. But soon we discovered that having specific goals made it easier to save for the future. Creating our plan based on the dreams we had for the feature and new milestones we wanted to achieve was such a great motivator. Now, after 10 years of living in Florida we’re starting the process of building our dream home.
Having a clear objective to work towards and having a plan of how we’re getting there has made the process not only easier but more enjoyable. Developing a plan for your financial future is something that makes reaching those important milestones like buying or building your dream home easier to achieve. And having a plan has given us such peace of mind which in turn lets us enjoy the present moment and live our best life because we don’t have to worry about the future. We have a road map to get to where we want to go and that makes the journey so much more enjoyable.