I’m Ready to #OwnmyFuture with Prudential- Find out how!

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Find out how I’m Ready to #OwnMyFuture with Prudential! This is Sponsored Content by SheSpeaks and Prudential, however my love of this is 100% mine..

I truly take my life for granted. Even though there are days there’s absolute chaos, craziness and life happens, when it all boils down to it I am blessed because I tend to forget how good I have it. I have 6 beautiful children, a wonderful husband and a dream house! However, being that I’m 38 I also have an issue in which I forget how “old I am.” Although I’m still young at heart, I’m not the bright eyed and bushy tailed 23-year-old that married my husband almost 15 years ago. Which means we’re starting to get to a point in our marriage where we have to become more responsible with our spending and make a game plan for the future. Especially when we recently found out that my husband’s pension plan had been discontinued and now he has a new plan that is not as good as what he had.  Although, we’ve always been pretty thrifty and try not to have a lot of credit card debt, life happens and sometimes you have those big bills you may not have planned for. That along with the fact we are well aware we have 6 kids who may or may not decide to go to college, life will be getting pretty expensive in the near future for us. So it’s time to come up with a strategy to #OwnMyFuture!


I’ve always been the kind of person who reads and goes to the experts for everything. When my kids are sick, I ask a million questions because I know the doctor knows more than I do. So when it comes to personal finances it’s important to find the right strategy to make sure we are ready for our future even if the unexpected happens.  We’re not young anymore and it’s important to think about all the things that can and will happen. Since times have changed and the economy isn’t what it use to be, most families don’t have the nest egg they should going into retirement.

That’s why I’m so excited to announce that I have partnered with SheSpeaks & Prudential to help inform my readers as I navigate through this journey on strategies to help us get ready for our future. In the coming weeks you’ll see a lot of exciting stuff going on over on my Page, FB, Twitter and Instagram. I’ll get to sit with a Financial professional to help come up with a much-needed plan to help the hubby and I head in the right direction financially.

Being the CEO of a bustling household keeps me busy at all times, unlike most employees in the working world I don’t get sick days, breaks or personal days. Being in charge of my page is also a full time business that has grown more than I could ever imagine, helping give my family that financial help that is very necessary in today’s day and age.

Sadly, my case is not unique. Women have taken on a different role in society. Much different than back in the days when their “only job” was to raise the kids and take care of the home. On average, women in the U.S. spend 28 hours per week on household chores – 65 percent more than the average for men.1 On top of that, most also carry a part-time or full time job contributing to their family’s economic well being. Consider the fact that the average woman working full-time earns 79% of the income earned by her male counterpart2, which makes it it pretty tough for women to really get a fair break in case they find themselves alone or without a partner to help with the finances.  So what does a woman do in case the worst-case scenario happens? You prepare to own your future, so you can overcome these challenges.

To prepare to own my future I am meeting with Mary Kay Sloan, a Prudential Financial Professional.  So stay tuned to all the great and valuable information I’ll be sharing with you all. Do you want to take the journey with me? Click here to schedule your own meeting with a Prudential financial professional and head into the new year with a plan to own your future.

Most important! Follow the conversation:

Hashtag: #OwnMyFuture
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  1. Source: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, October 2016,
  2. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Historical Income Tables Table P-40: Women’s Earnings as a Percentage of Men’s Earnings by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016


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  • Reply Trisha McKee

    It is imperative that we plan ahead for the unexpected while still enjoying every day.

    January 22, 2018 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Sue E

    I’m glad you had the courage to write about this! You can lead the way and be an example for other women. Thank you for sharing!

    January 22, 2018 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Kara Vaughan Marks

    I’m glad you’re taking care of your financial future, w/ 6 little ones!

    January 21, 2018 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Sue E

    I don’t know what happened to my last comment, but I’m sad because I poured out my heart about a family tragedy, & I don’t see it. Anyway – a class regarding this should be taught in high schools so they are prepared for adulthood, because a lot of kids don’t go to college. They are anxious to tackle the world.

    January 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply sarah alexis

    I really need to get back on track with budgeting this year!

    January 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Katie Bellamy

    Sounds exciting! Good luck! 🙂

    January 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply gloria patterson

    This is important but a lot of young people today are not interested. Or as they say they have lots of time to plan

    January 14, 2018 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Angela Nichols

    This is very important! I have tried to get the message across to both of my children, as they are now adults, but only one listens. Time flies by and you need to make sure you are set.

    January 14, 2018 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Esperanza Gailliard

    Great financial information for the family. BTW you have an awesome looking bunch there!

    January 14, 2018 at 1:14 am
  • Reply gloria patterson

    It is important but you know some people you can not get the idea accross to them. And some people surprise you at what age they started planning

    January 13, 2018 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Sue E

    You really have your hands full with six kids and a husband! This is not the time to procrastinate! And unfortunately, no one can do this for you – this is an important personal issue! I’m rooting for you!!

    January 13, 2018 at 1:05 am
  • Reply gloria patterson

    As a senior on SS it is to late for me BUT I do try to talk to my nieces and nephews to plan ahead

    January 12, 2018 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply gloria patterson

    Passing this on to my nieces and nephews and i will get that look. That look that says I don’t have the money to do any thing. And the other look that said you really don’t know what you are talking about. But hey you keep trying and maybe someday they will hear

    January 11, 2018 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Tiffany Hook

    Great info I believe in looking ahead

    January 10, 2018 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Sue E

    You don’t want to wait for a time when you or someone says ‘Would’ve! Should’ve! Could’ve!’ Not when you have the opportunity to do something now!
    You do what you want or have to do! Whatever puts your mind and heart at ease!!

    January 9, 2018 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Tina F

    Yes it is very important to definately prepare for the furture. Dealing with many sick friends this is something I am now helping them with just in case. They wish to prepare themselves.

    January 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Melinda Pollard

    Great post! I don’t have children yet, but I think it’s very important to plan for the future. I just recently did a balance transfer on credit card usage over the holidays and I feel so much better knowing that I won’t get charged interest fees!

    January 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply lanette lewis

    It’s always important to prepare for the future

    January 9, 2018 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Ludwig

    Good info. thanks!

    January 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Calvin

    Helpful financial planning.

    January 9, 2018 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Sue E

    I know none of us like to think of the inevitable, but we have to! Non one knows the day or the hour, but our Creator! We should all be prepared!!
    Excellent idea! This is a very loving gesture!!

    January 8, 2018 at 12:14 am
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    I have been thinking about trying to #OwnMyFuture lately as well. Time to think of retirement savings a little more.

    January 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Thanks for info… i still think there is no amount of planning that will save one from the future… lot can and prob will happen from now til retirement… i seriously doubt we will even live til then … any amount you put towards retirement wont be there as times are changing and will change to the worst even the mind cant quite wrap around what it be like few years from now in this crazy world we live…

    January 7, 2018 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply desiree

    you need to keep the idea of the furneqal expense or hospital you never now whqat hqpen

    January 6, 2018 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Cynthia C

    It’s important to plan to secure the future.

    January 6, 2018 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Jeffrey

    Prudential is a company that some of my friends say does a good job with financial planning.

    January 5, 2018 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply AJ T.

    Selling insurance and financial stuff is fun? I didn’t think so, but that was me.

    January 5, 2018 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Amelia Bayless

    Financial Planning is so good – a lot of times I don’t always understand all the lingo, but I am so glad that we have an adviser who does and who we trust!

    January 5, 2018 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply Pam Halligan

    I need to look into financial planning. I’m not getting any younger and I’m not secure about my future.

    January 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    This sounds like great protection for your family. Thank you for sharing

    January 5, 2018 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Carole D

    It’s good to be prepare! Great food for though!

    January 5, 2018 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Barrie

    Hubby and I have always had life insurance. My grandparents purchased me a plan when I was born at Prudential too!

    January 4, 2018 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Helga

    I am working on my retirement plans now. Its very important to do ahead of time!

    January 4, 2018 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Jerry Marquardt

    Thank you for the information because insurance is so important. I appreciate all you do to help me and my family out on your fine blog.

    January 1, 2018 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Daniel Scott

    My wife and I are working toward retirement and a financial advisor is a must.

    January 1, 2018 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Trisha McKee

    Like you, I am blessed. I got a dream job after years of struggling and hating where I worked. But yes, I need to think about my future and finances and be prepared for whatever might come up. Thank you for sharing this and giving me that reminder to get moving on it!

    January 1, 2018 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Jeffrey

    This provides me with some food for thought about finances.

    December 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    Insurance is so important to protect our family. This sounds like a great company. Thank you so much for sharing

    December 30, 2017 at 6:06 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    financial planning is so important.

    December 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply gloria patterson

    people are learning but sometimes it is just not possible to really do much.

    December 29, 2017 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply April Monty

    I’ve stressed with my k8ds the importance of saving for their future

    December 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Leela

    Thanks for all the info.

    December 28, 2017 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply April Monty

    I so wish id done this sooner than I did.

    December 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Meagan BS

    It’s intimidating, but really important! Thanks for the info.

    December 27, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Karley Moore

    I wish I would have seen a financial planner years ago.

    December 27, 2017 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Sarah L

    The future starts now. Good to prepare for it.

    December 27, 2017 at 2:45 am
  • Reply Mia

    Good way to think about finances ahead of time and get a good start on future planning.

    December 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply gloria patterson

    As a senior I wish I had planned better so I will pass this on in hopes that some of them read it act on

    December 26, 2017 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Mia

    College expenses and planning for retirement are sure the big events that need to be prepared for and it looks like you are doing that.

    December 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    Prudential has been around for a long time. I have heard many good things about this company. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

    December 24, 2017 at 7:55 am
  • Reply Chrystal Thurston

    Something to think about.

    December 24, 2017 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Ronald Gagnon

    Sorry staying with my same company of over 20 years…but you’all sur do seem happy

    December 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Flickinger

    This is wonderful information. I will be sure to check out Prudential because taking care of my family is my business.

    December 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Rita Spratlen

    You have a wonderful family and are blessed!! Insurance is very important. Great information!

    December 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Ronald Gagnon

    Sorry..though you look very happy…I have been dealing with Wawanesa, a Canadian company for over 25 years

    December 23, 2017 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Debra P

    It’s so important to plan for our futures. You have a beautiful family!

    December 22, 2017 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply Jeffrey

    I’ve heard that Prudential does a great job with investments.

    December 22, 2017 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Sandra Caballero

    I need to start doing this for my family!

    December 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    Those are sad statistics. I wish women would make equal what men make in the workforce.

    December 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Nicole Tackett

    This is important info!! Thank you!

    December 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    It is best to plan now rather than waiting until later.

    December 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Caroline Lozinski

    Very important, plan for the future ! My dad just passed recently and he wasn’t organized and it makes for a lot of work at a very sad emotional time .

    December 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Jen Ha

    its very good to plan for future!~

    December 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    So so important!! We are realizing this more and more with deaths in our family!! My hubby had to take over his father’s company and oh my is it a mess and we are so overwhelmed. But it also made us think about our own finances!!

    December 22, 2017 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Enza Ketcham

    Taking care of finances is so important! We do wear many hats as moms!

    December 22, 2017 at 10:36 am
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