It’s Per$onal #159 – Age 26, Rockland County, NY


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

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How old are you?



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

Rockland County NY


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

Yes. Saving for a home so living at my parents is ideal for the stage I’m in.


Do you have any hobbies?

Yes. Working out yoga reading


What is your highest level of education?



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

Binghamton university philosophy politics and law


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

Assistant vice president at insurance brokerage


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

No. I like the title I hate the work. Insurance is boring and not my passion


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.



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

Yes but not at this company.


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

Yes. I told my last employer I would not go for x salary. I have had jobs pass me up for that reason but I don’t regret it


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



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



Are you single / in a relationship / married?



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



Do you have any pets?



What is your monthly rent / mortgage for your household?



About how much do you spend on groceries each week?



Are you debt-free?



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



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

cc: 5k, student loans: 10k, car: 30k


Are you currently investing/saving for your retirement?



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

7k no


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

Gifts for others


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

Sound out the noise of what people want for you and do what YOU want. Believe in yourself.


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

Not following my dreams. I want to be a hair dresser but currently stuck in corporate America.


What accomplishments of yours are you most proud of?

Pushing myself.


What makes you imperfect?

My inability to put me first


Any final thoughts you want to add?

Thank you. This was therapeutic to answer.


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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.