This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BB&T. All opinions are 100% mine.
I'm not certain how I have successfully made it to this stage of adulthood, given my propensity to put off running errands. I hate running errands. Don't get me wrong, I love being organized and checking things off of my to-do list makes me feel so accomplished! Nothing makes me feel more accomplished than checking those boxes off a list and settling in knowing that I can just relax!
But I hate running errands. Why? Let me break it down for you in a few Universal Laws.
The Law of Averages
On average I will only get about ⅔rds of the items on my list checked off. Why? I don't know. You would think an 8 hour day would be enough to get it all done but it isn't. The lines at the post office are longer than usual. There is that one irate person at the bank holding up one of the only two service representatives currently working. I waited at the doctor's office 30 minutes past the start of my appointment. My prescription wasn't filled even though it should have been...The fact of the matter is that ⅓rd of them will never get done. Not today, or tomorrow. Maybe on my next errand day - or not ever.
The Law of Multiples
Errands. Breed. Errands. It never fails that while running an errand I will realize there are 5 other errands I've been putting off that really should get done. (See the law of averages above).
The Law of Motivation Depletion
As I work my way through the list my mood shifts from highly motivated to unambitious and in need of a pick me up. The next thing I know I'm at the coffee shop or swinging by the beach, my happy place.
I'm convinced that the only reason I ever get anything done is because of mobile apps. I love the convenience they offer and the time they save navigating from A to B. From paying bills to buying postage and even ordering groceries I find more of my life can be managed right from my cell phone. Which allows me more time to work, relax or spend time doing things I love. One of my latest mobile discoveries is mobile banking. Now I know what you're thinking, everyone has mobile banking. But is that really true? Or is it more likely that you can only check your bank balance and transfer funds?
U by BB&T is a new online and mobile banking experience that goes beyond ordinary banking with tools, features and a customizable interface that makes managing my money easier and more convenient for me. No long bank lines (and yet I can still talk to real, live bankers). No need to leave the comfort of home and fight traffic.
With U, You can:
- customize your banking dashboard
- View other accounts outside of BB&T
- Send and receive money from friends and family by using emails or mobile numbers.
- track your budget
- Create a budget that works for you with budgeting tools.
- store your receipts (and finally get rid of that collection you've started in the glove compartment.
- Speak to an actual banker! Call, schedule and appointment or request they call you - no waiting on hold.
- Deposit checks from your phone.
- set your savings goals
- Pay bills.
U works across devices from mobile to tablet to PC. To use U, all you need is a BB&T checking or savings account. Click here to Learn more about U!
This is definitely an app I will look in to. Anything I can do to not run errands is okay by me.
I love anything that can help me save time when it comes to running errands. I'm not fond of running errands either. I like that the app can store your receipts and track your budget! I'm going to have to check out this app.
I really like how you can send or receive money from friends and family by just using email or phone numbers. It would come in handy when one travels.
That is fully awesome! I have five kids and a blog, so I have zero time to be running around when I can do things from home. Thanks for sharing this. I think it's time to switch banks!
I'm a guy. I. Don't. Multitask. Making dinners, doing chores, I do them one at a time, and that's it. I need lists to tell me what to do or (like you) I'd be lucky to finish 2/3 of my tasks.
This U app may be my salvation!