It’s Per$onal #85 – Age 33, Istanbul, Turkey

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How old are you?



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

Istanbul, Turkey


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



What is your highest level of education?



Are you single / in a relationship / married?



If you are married, do you and your spouse have joint or separate finances?


Do you have any children / dependents?



Do you have any pets?



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Do you find it easy or hard to make friends?



Do you have any hobbies? Please explain.

Hiking, reading, traveling, listening to true crime podcasts


Has Covid-19 impacted you financially in any way?



About how much do you spend on groceries each week?



What is your total monthly rent / mortgage for your household?



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

NGO Worker


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



What is your yearly salary (or approximate yearly compensation) for your current occupation?



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?



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



Have you ever negotiated your salary?



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?

11,000 in 2 years


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



Are you currently investing for retirement?



If yes, about how much do you have invested for retirement?



What’s been your favorite purchase of 2021 so far?

Dyson vacuum cleaner


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

Be more intentional to know yourself and what you truly want in life


What are your money goals, if any?

Saving for retirement


What is your #1 financial concern right now?

Not getting enough saved for retirement since I didn’t start until 28


What financial victory/success are you most proud of?

Not getting a credit card until I knew I could be responsible with it a therefore never having credit card debt


*Bonus question*: What makes you imperfect?

Sometimes I move money around in categories mid-month to cover impulsive buys


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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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