What is financial wellness and why does it matter?
Financial wellness can be defined as a state of financial well-being in which you can manage your bills and expenses, pay your debts, weather unexpected financial emergencies and plan for long-term financial goals such as building college funds and saving for retirement.
In other words, financial wellness is taking control of your money so it doesn't take control of you. This means that as parents and caregivers you have the financial freedom to make the choices that allow you to provide for your families and enjoy life.
Ok, so why does this matter? How does an adult's financial freedom connect to a cradle to career organization? Financial security takes time and cannot happen overnight. Taking baby steps toward your financial health will not only increase your
physical and mental wellness, but reduce stress and increase your family’s stability overall. Starting a foundation of financial wellness can help teach your children life-long skills, some of which aren’t even about money, and these concepts will stick over the long-term as they are consistently and continually repeated over time. It’s never too early to get started, nor is it ever too late! We are providing helpful resources here that range from cradle-sleepers all the way up to yourself. Take control of your money one step at a time!
You are your child's first teacher, best coach, and most concerned advocate. Hop in, buckle up and join us in getting the children of Cocke County "ready for college, ready for a career, ready for life".