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?
Where do you live?
Cape Cod, MA
What is your highest level of education?
Are you single or married?
If you are married, do you and your spouse have joint or separate finances?
Do you have any children or dependents? If yes, please explain.
What is your total monthly rent / mortgage for your household?
Has Covid-19 impacted you financially in any way?
What is your current occupation? If not currently employed, please say “Not Employed”
What is your yearly salary (or approximate yearly compensation) for your current occupation?
If you are currently employed, do you like your job? Why or why not?
Yes! I love the work that I do but also the location (20 minute commute) and the people I work with are supportive
Do you have a second job or side hustle? If Yes, please explain.
I love re-selling for a hobby but will also be a landlord soon
If you have a second job or side hustle, about how much money do you make monthly from your second job / side hustle?
Do you budget on a consistent basis? If so, please explain how you currently budget:
I more or less track my expenses and set spending/savings goals every month
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?
Still paying it off
Do you have any student loan debt currently?
If yes, about how much student loan debt do you have?
Started with $90k, have $35k left
What is your monthly student loan payment amount?
Do you have any credit card debt?
If Yes, about how much credit card debt do you have currently?
Do you have any other kinds of debt? If Yes, please explain:
I owe $5k left on my 2016 car
Do you know what your credit score is?
If Yes, what is your credit score?
Are you currently saving for retirement?
If yes, about how much do you have saved for retirement?
Not including my husbands, $30k
What does an ideal retirement look like for you?
Work optional, living off rental properties, traveling as I please and being involved in organizations that matter to me
What’s your biggest purchase of 2020 so far?
Biggest purchase of your life?
My rental property
What do you spend money on that brings you joy?
Self care/health & fitness/activities that are good for me
What are your short term money goals, if any? ( < 1 year)
Get mine and my new husbands accounts all figured out & come up with a plan
What are your long term money goals, if any? ( > 1 year)
Keep buying rental properties until we can live off of the rental income, invest, travel
What is your #1 financial concern right now?
Not being organized with my husbands accounts
What financial victory/success are you most proud of?
Paying off $30k of debt in 1 year, investing as soon as I started my career
Anything we didn’t ask about you that you want to include?
We will own our house out right by the time I’m 40! We’ve only had the house for 2 years (: the power of buying under market value and willing to live through renovations