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? City and State (or Country if outside the U.S.)
What is your highest level of education?
Are you single or married?
Single, living with boyfriend
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, it makes me feel like I’m making a difference
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?
Do you budget on a consistent basis? If so, please explain how you currently budget:
Yes, I make sure every dollar has a purpose
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?
8,000, a little over a year
Do you have any student loan debt currently?
If yes, about how much student loan debt do you have?
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:
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?
What does an ideal retirement look like for you?
Retiring before I’m 60, paid off mortgage and being able to treat myself every now and then
What’s your biggest purchase of 2020 so far?
Biggest purchase of your life?
What do you spend money on that brings you joy?
What are your short term money goals, if any? ( < 1 year)
What are your long term money goals, if any? ( > 1 year)
What is your #1 financial concern right now?
Down payment for a house in a competitive housing market/growing city (Austin)
What financial victory/success are you most proud of?
Anything we didn’t ask about you that you want to include?