After the remodel and sale of our last home, we started looking for our next place to live. We fell in love with a small house in a cute neighborhood, and 2 days before we were supposed to close, things fell apart (long story short!). After a full-on pregnant lady freak out, we regrouped and did the responsible Millennial thing—asked my parents if we could move in.
Of course, my gracious parents said yes and we packed all our things up and split them up between a storage unit, a storage pod, my parent’s garage and Scott’s parent’s garage. Yes—it was insanity! Luckily, after a few weeks the perfect home opened up for us in our absolute ideal neighborhood, and 52 days-ish after moving in with my family, we got to move into our new home.
You all won’t be surprised to hear it was definitely a home that needed a lot of love. I have a full post of pictures coming soon, but as I was thinking about our moving process, I started thinking about all the benefits there are to moving.
Moving is the perfect time to purge. We are always able to donate, sell or get rid of a huge chunk of stuff both when we are packing and unpacking. Since this is our 5th move in eight years, we are kind of pros by now! We also decided that this transition would be the perfect time to start working on some financial goals we have, especially while pregnant with our first baby, so I partnered with my friends at Frost Bank and opened a checking account with them.
With all the insanity that comes with moving, the last thing I had time to do was go down to a bank and open an account. Luckily, Frost Bank offers four ways to open a new account: via their app, online, on the phone and—if you are so inclined—in person.
I chose to open our account using the app on my iPhone, and it was crazy easy. It took me a total of 6 minutes from start to finish, and the app is very user-friendly.
One of our biggest goals financially is to pump up our savings, especially with our baby girl making her big debut in December. One of my favorite features about banking with Frost is the ability to see all our accounts at one glance—even though they are with different financial institutions. It makes it super easy to take a quick pulse of where we are at financially.
I have always heard good things about Frost Bank, but I have never had time to look into or research switching banks. I’ve been with the same bank since I was a young girl when my parents took me in to open my first savings account. Scott and I have been increasingly unhappy with the amount of fees and weird rules we were getting charged monthly, so I was really happy to see that Frost Bank offers a $0 fee option.
You can completely avoid fees by having a $100 or more deposited monthly, which aligned perfectly with our savings strategy.
I’m feeling very adult and responsible—and kind of silly that we put it off for so long! If you’ve been unhappy with your banking situation, I encourage you to give Frost a try! $25 is all it takes to open your account.
What are your favorite parts of moving? How are you working on getting your finances in order?
This post was written in partnership with Frost Bank. All opinions are my own.