It’s Per$onal #167 – Age 35, Reno, Nevada

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How old are you?


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

Reno Nevada

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

No because my boyfriend is in Jax and I wish we were closer

Do you have any hobbies?

Riding horses; reading books

What is your highest level of education?


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

University of Nevada Reno, animal science

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

Real Estate Specialist for the US Navy

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

No it doesn’t interest me at all. It’s just a job that fell into my lap and pays the bills.

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.

I was hired with an agreed upon promotion rate. Every year for the first 3 years, I was promoted, until I reached the same pay level as my colleagues.

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


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

Yes, bookkeeping

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

Less than $100. I’m just starting out

Are you single / in a relationship / married?

In a relationship

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?

1 dog

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

Credit card, student loan, furniture. Total $20,000

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?

$80,000. No

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


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

Do what you want, not what your parents/society want you to do

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

Grow my business and quit my current job

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

Struggling with the stigma of being divorced and living with my parents, after years of being independent and owning homes.

What accomplishments of yours are you most proud of?


What makes you imperfect?

That I’m not satisfied with my life and want more

Any final thoughts you want to add?


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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.

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