I’m Amanda. I’m a 29-year-old dog-mom from Arkansas. I work full time in marketing, and I do freelance copywriting on the side for additional money. I’ve been married to my husband for seven years. We love to travel, work on projects around our house, and get outside exploring Arkansas.
I have had quite the relationship with money. Like, if money was my boyfriend, my friends would have had to sit me down and have an intervention.
“You don’t seem happy in this relationship…”
“You deserve better.”
“You’re always having to ask permission before you buy anything or go anywhere.”
I’m happy to say that money and I went to counseling and we’re a lot happier now.
I am here, as a part of WALT to share my financial journey with you. I’m no expert. I make mistakes. But I’ve come along way and I want to share what works for me. I think it’s important to talk about the successes, the failures, and all the little adjustments I made that have helped me along the way. I know I definitely could have used the help when I first started out.
I hope that by sharing my experiences with you, we can break down the shame that can surround personal finance. I think that hiding how we make and spend money breeds shame and guilt. Money is a central part of our lives. Why are we being so quiet about it?
So, if you have ever:
- Thought to yourself, “WOW. This must be what Bill Gates feels like every single day.” When you had $10 left until your next payday…
- Exclaimed, “What am I?! RICH?!” after seeing a price tag…
- Forgot you had bills coming due before your next check and accidentally already spent all your money…
You and Me!
You are in good company, my friend. I know the feels. And I’ll share what helped me during that part of my life. Together, we will shop Target clearance aisles, talk about budgeting on a tiny income, and laugh about the lengths I’ve gone to, just to make a few extra dollars. (Anyone else ever drive to the next town over to make $50 donating blood, only to discover you didn’t bring all the right documentation and they wouldn’t let you donate, so you just went to lunch with your friend and overdrew your account on a quesadilla from Chilis? Just me?)
Anyways, I hope you can learn a lot, save some money, and have some laughs along the way.