Where do I start? I am a self-proclaimed money nerd and proud of it! I live and breathe finances. After years of giving impromptu advice to family and friends, I said why not start a blog? This way all of the knowledge will have an online platform and reach even more people!
From a young age, I was always money-conscious. I remember being as young as 6 and clipping coupons. Did anyone use them? Nope, but I found joy in going through the motions. When I got my first job at 16, I used coupons to get more bang for my buck. Once I saw how helpful they were, I used coupons for everything! Cashiers were impressed by a teenager leaving with a cart full of items for only $20.
As time progressed, I wanted to do more with my money. I started investing at the age of 19. I had amassed a few thousand dollars but decided to sell it all when times got rough. Big mistake but I had to do what I could.
I bought my first house at the age of 26. How? By saving, keeping a close eye on my credit, and living well below my means. Frugal is my middle name! Wealth-building is all about having goals and being laser-focused on accomplishing them. My next goal is to be debt-free (except the house) by age 30.
What makes this even more amazing is I did it all while being a single mother of two little boys, working full-time, and going to school. Now, what's your excuse? Let's get started! Time is ticking!
I have a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, a Master of Business Administration, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, candidate for the Accredited Financial Counselor certification, and years of experience helping people like you!