I like dealing with money, I like saving and making it, doesn’t everyone? Let’s be honest.
I didn’t want to shy away from talking about money. It’s a big part of my life, it runs my life and everyone else’s.
I won’t reveal too much, but I’m finally financially independent.
All off of music. I teach 15 students, and am a church pianist. It’s more than enough for me to get through two weeks of expenses until my next biweekly paycheck.
I’m very frugal. I keep track of everything I spend. I cancelled all of my subscriptions, including Netflix, and whatever might be secretly leeching off of my checking account.
After graduation I did research on how to handle money…
How much one should save, budgeting, investing in stocks, and listening to millionaires on YouTube like Dave Ramsey, Grant Cardone, Tai Lopez, Valerie Love, etc. Amazing advice.
I read books about finances, Think and Grow Rich, a Money Guide for Millenials, Quit your Job, start a buisiness, and live the life you want.
In college and high school, we never get that advice or education. They just want us to be ignorant about money… consume, and consume, living paycheck to paycheck like the majority of Americans. This is a huge problem that I want to see fixed!
I took fiancial education into my own hands. I am grateful for what I make, and use it responsibly, save it, and invest it. I don’t make as much as I want to, because I’m also a full-time student at the moment. But keeping track of finances is something very new for me.