Hi there! I’m Natalie and I’m super excited you’re here!
As someone who struggled with debt for decades, I understand the stress and frustration of living paycheck to paycheck. But I also know the freedom that comes with finally taking control of your money.
It’s my goal to help you take control of your money once and for all. I’m here to teach you the basics of personal finance, encourage you to think differently, and guide you along the path to achieving your money goals.
It’s time to stress less and save more!
Curious to know more about me?
Keep reading to learn my money story and what prompted me to finally take control of our finances. Or skip ahead if you just want to learn some random facts that might make us bestest friends (especially if you’re a Ravenclaw too.)
My Money Story
I didn’t learn much about money growing up.
It’s not something polite people discussed and it wasn’t taught in school.
My view on money as I entered college what that consumerism was celebrated, debt was normal, and while you were discouraged from keeping up with the Joneses, you were also told there was no need to delay gratification when you could just delay the payment.
So that’s exactly what I did.
I bought what I wanted, when I wanted it, and I juggled the debt so it seemed manageable.
It wasn’t until I was about to have a kid that I started to think about my approach to money management and the kind of example I would be setting.
It took a drastic change in my money mindset to turn our finances around.
Instead of accepting debt as a given and something that was simply managed, I started viewing our finances as something I needed to master.
I dove in to learning as much as I could about personal finance and researching how to optimize our spending.
By setting goals and prioritizing our spending we were able to turn our finances around.
Not only did we manage to pay off tens of thousands of dollars in debt, but we started saving money toward our goals at the same time.
By aligning our spending to our priorities we’ve managed to pay off all our student loans and credit card debt, build our emergency fund, and buy our dream house all in under 4 years.
I still view our finances as a work in progress and enjoy experimenting and challenging myself to continue growing our net worth while living life to the fullest.
My goal is to help you stress less and save more so you too can enjoy the life you’ve always wanted.