Thanks for stopping by! By being here, it must mean that you are curious about who I am and why I am blogging about financial freedom. I’ll try to keep it short and sweet, but if you want to know more, please feel free to contact me directly!
Who am I?
My name is Stephanie. I am 25 years old. The picture on the left is me looking at Lake Louise. The picture definitely does not do the lake justice.
I live a normal life in Texas. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Psychology. I work as a research assistant in a medical school, thus I get to work a lot of hours during the week.
Now you might be asking yourself, “A Biochemist talking about finance?”. And my simple answer would be, “Yep!”. But, let me explain..
Why blog about financial freedom?
There’s one overarching reason why I am obsessed with the topic of financial independence:
I’m a recent graduate in debt and I currently have no control of my life because of this debt.
By obtaining financial freedom, I would be able to save and invest more. I want to do things that really matters. Currently about 70% of my income goes to paying off credit card and educational debt. That 70%, instead of going to my high interest savings account to accumulate more money or going into a real estate investment (which I’ve always wanted to do), is going towards my education that I’ve already completed.
Yes, I am the one that took out the loans to get my degree. Free tuition would have been nice, but that’s another discussion.
By having this blog, I will be able to track my journey to financial freedom and the road I take after. Things like doing charity, building a house from scratch, seeing my future kids grow up without their parents fighting about bills, and being a good friend that is always there in times of need. This is to some degree possible while having a job, but I am quite certain it becomes exponentially better and less stressful without a full-time, all year round job.
I still haven’t answered the question about why I had to make a blog about the topic, have I? People like lists, so let me give you a list with three concrete answers:
- I want to keep myself in check and focused on my goal by making me accountable to the readers of the blog
- I want to help others achieve financial freedom – and live a better and happier life
- I hope that all the knowledge that will be accumulated on the blog can be used to generate alternative income sources in the future
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