It’s Per$onal #79 – Age 27, Canada


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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?



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”

Furloughed from job


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?

I like the work I do, and the team I work with


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

Yes, I occasionally do freelance graphic design


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

$0-$500, if I had any business that month


Do you budget on a consistent basis? If so, please explain how you currently budget:

Yes, I use a Google sheet to keep track with two columns to match what’s in my chequing account and what’s in my savings


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?


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:

Yes, I have a personal loan I’m paying off


Do you know what your credit score is?



If Yes, what is your credit score?

800, based on Equifax. 754, based on Transunion.

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?

I’d love to retire early, or at least semi-retire around 50-55


What’s your biggest purchase of 2020?

A much needed, new laptop.??


Biggest purchase of your life?

My car!


What do you spend money on that brings you joy?
I tend to splurge on hair and skin products, but only things that I know work well for my hair or skin.


What are your short term money goals, if any? ( < 1 year)

Building an emergency fund of 3-6 months


What are your long term money goals, if any? ( > 1 year)

Saving for a house/vacation/retirement


What is your #1 financial concern right now?

Going back to work or finding a new job, so I don’t have to rely on EI


What financial victory/success are you most proud of?

Paying off my credit card during a pandemic


Anything we didn’t ask about you that you want to include?

I’d like to add that I live at home so that is why my rent is $0, though before the pandemic I was paying ~$50 for my cats food and litter, plus buying my own groceries.


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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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