It’s Per$onal #126 – Age 38, Lincoln, NE

It’s Per$onal is an anonymous blog series designed to shed light on the intricate details of the personal finances and lifestyles of women.

How old are you?

38

 

Where do you live? City and State (or Country if outside the U.S.)

Lincoln, NE

 

Do you like where you currently live? Why or why not?

Yes, my family is there

 

What is your highest level of education?

Bachelor’s

 

Are you single / in a relationship / married?

Single

 

If you are in a relationship / married, do you and your partner have joint or separate finances?

 

Do you find it easy or hard to make friends?

Hard

 

Do you have any hobbies? Please explain.

Blogging, vlogging, photography, web design

 

Has Covid-19 impacted you financially in any way?

Yes

 

About how much do you spend on groceries each week?

100

 

What is your total monthly rent / mortgage for your household?

770

 

What is your current occupation? If not currently employed, please say “Not Employed”

Flight attendant

 

If you are currently employed, do you like your job? Why or why not?

Yes

 

What is your yearly salary (or approximate yearly compensation) for your current occupation?

38,000

 

Do you have a second job or side hustle? If Yes, please explain.

Yes, Navy Reservist

 

If you have a second job or side hustle, about how much money do you make monthly from your second job / side hustle?

5k

 

Have you ever been promoted at work? Please elaborate if so.

In the military not at airline

 

Have you ever negotiated your salary?

No

 

Are you debt-free?

No

 

If you are debt free, how much debt have you paid off and how long did it take you to pay it all off?

N/A

 

If you do have debt, what kinds of debt (i.e. credit cards, student loans, car) and how much debt do you have?

4K in credit cards, 2K collections, 23k student loans

 

Are you currently investing for retirement?

Yes

 

If yes, about how much do you have invested for retirement?

30k

 

What’s been your favorite purchase of 2022 so far?

Not sure

 

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to your younger self? (Doesn’t have to be money-related)

Things will get better

 

What are your money goals, if any?

To become debt free, earn more passive income

 

What is your #1 financial concern right now?

Debt

 

What financial victory/success are you most proud of?

Paying off my debt

 

What makes you imperfect?

I’m a spender and not a saver

 

It’s Per$onal is an anonymous blog series designed to shed light on the intricate details of the personal finances and lifestyles of women.

 

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About Taylor

About Taylor

A few years after graduating college, Taylor made it her mission to become debt free. After paying off all $60k of debt, she began to blog about what she's really passionate about: personal development. Nowadays, Taylor blogs about the topics of Mindset, Money, Health, and Career for women.