It’s December 1st! That means that Thanksgiving came and went and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are officially behind us! It seems like these special shopping days have become holidays themselves now. I don’t know about you but I have purchased a plethora of gifts lately. Guess who we haven’t bought anything for this year? Our daughter, Annabelle.
Last year was her first Christmas. Yup, she’s the cutie in the Santa hat pictured above. Annabelle got so many gifts last year that it overwhelmed us. She’s the first grandchild on her dad’s side and the newest baby in several years on mine so she is a bit spoiled. It’s probably going to happen again this year, maybe even more so now that she is walking and talking and tons of fun. We are thankful for the overindulgences by Annabelle’s grandparents because that means that we don’t need to buy her any expensive gifts for Christmas.
This year, we will be forgoing traditional tangible gifts for our 16 month old and we will be buying her some financial security by opening a Voya savings account. No matter what age or life stage, Voya Financial believes that savings should always be top of mind and we agree. Voya helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings because retirement is not simply a destination, but a journey that starts the day you are born. We are excited to begin that journey for Annabelle this Christmas.
Apparently a lot of parents feel the same way I do. Did you know that *nearly one-third of new parents would prefer a financial gift for their child during the holidays?
A Voya savings account is a smart gift for any child. If you have a newborn child whose birthday is October 19, 2015, you are eligible to receive a $500 mutual fund investment for no charge! Lucky you!! The registration deadline is fast approaching (December 18, 2015) so register ASAP on their website.
Want to know more about how to save for your baby’s future retirement? Watch this video.
I don’t think Annabelle will even notice that there are no presents under the tree from her mom and dad this year. However, I know she’ll appreciate a healthy savings account when she comes of age to manage it. I hope this is food for thought for your holiday purchases this year!