It’s Per$onal #156 – Age 28, Jacksonville, FL

 

It’s Personal is an anonymous blog series about the personal lives and finances of women.

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How old are you?

28

 

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

Jacksonville, FL

 

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

Yes, it’s an amazing city with so much to do

 

Do you have any hobbies?

Read, beach, shop

 

What is your highest level of education?

Bachelor’s

 

If you went to university/college, what school did you attend? What did you study?

Business

 

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

Human Resources

 

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

Yes! It’s a great company that helps people

 

If you are currently employed, what is your yearly salary (or approximate yearly compensation)? Feel free to include any bonuses or other compensation perks you may receive this year.

65,000

 

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

Yes, just to a senior role

 

Have you ever negotiated your salary? Please elaborate if so.

No

 

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

No

 

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

N/A

 

Are you single / in a relationship / married?

Married

 

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

1

 

Do you have any pets?

1

 

What is your monthly rent / mortgage for your household?

1600

 

About how much do you spend on groceries each week?

200

 

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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?

Credit cards, student loans. Combined about 25k

 

Are you currently investing/saving for your retirement?

Yes

 

If yes, about how much do you have invested/saved for retirement? Are you satisfied with this number?

5000

 

What’s been your favorite purchase of 2023 so far?

My new home

 

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

Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone moves at their own pace

 

Do you have any current goals you want to accomplish? (Health, Fitness, Financial, Travel, etc.)

Health

 

What are you struggling with in life at the moment, if anything?

Getting finances on track and steady

 

What accomplishments of yours are you most proud of?

My baby

 

What makes you imperfect?

A lot! Finances, overthinking, etc

 

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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.