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How we afford to create memorable moments!
At the beginning of the month, the county fair popped up right next to my house. I grew up going to it all the time and I hadn’t had the chance to go in over five years since we lived in Utah. My husband, Taz and I became super excited and we knew we wanted to make our way over there sometime that week. My brother and sister also wanted to come. Once of our main goals in moving back to Florida was to spend some more quality time with family. I’m the oldest and Taz is the second oldest child in his family. All but one of our siblings live at home and we want to be as involved in their lives as possible. We ate dinner and went to the fair together.
Our Night at the Fair
In true Florida fashion, it started to rain as soon as we got through the gate but it quickly went away and we were able to begin going on rides. I have crazy motion sickness, but I was trying to be a good sport about it. Even the little kid rides make me dizzy sometimes! Taz and my siblings decided to go on a viking ship ride, but I vouched to watch everyone’s bags. A torrential downpour began as soon as they got on the ride. They began laughing and screaming. (I recorded the whole thing here). Each one of them came off soaking wet and we never laughed so hard.
After that, we went through a house of mirrors. Taz led the way through every twist, turn and dead end through the maze. The best part was seeing the mirrors at the end. My brother loved seeing how tall or short we looked and kept giggling the whole time.
My favorite part of the whole night was when we rode bumper cars. It’s always been my favorite ride. We had a heck of a time and I loved every moment of it. I love going to the fair and it was one of the best times Taz and I got to spend with my siblings. We were so happy it was able to happen since we were able to save enough money to invest in quality time together.
The Importance of Cash Investments
According to recent data, if you hold $10,000 in cash, you could earn about $170 in a year, at the current average yields of money market mutual funds. In a bank savings account, you’d only make about $10.*
$160 may not seem like much money to most people but it definitely adds up! All four of us were able to eat dinner and spend a memorable night together at the fair. Since Taz and I became business owners, it was important to us to know our options and how to get the most out of our cash investments. Some companies, like Vanguard, align better to our interests in what we want for our family. If you haven’t looked at your cash investments in a while, figure out if you are getting the most out of your cash or if your provider is the best for you. I don’t know if this is for you, but check out more at Vanguard to see if you’re getting the most out of your cash investments.
*This illustration uses 1.69% average yield for money market mutual funds and 0.09% national average yield for bank savings, both as of 9/30/2018, according to cranedata.com and bankrate.com. These rates are not guaranteed.
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