Pursuing Freedom Interviews

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I’m featured in the pursuing freedom series hosted by Thias at It Pays Dividends. Here’s the link if you want to check it out! 

You can find a lot more about me (like what my biggest financial mistake was, what I like to do in my free time, and what one thing I would ask the interview’s readers to do). The interview was a ton of fun and you can find out a little more information about me.

The interviews feature bloggers weekly and it’s another way for personal finance bloggers to be a lot more personal whether it’s about their finances or themselves. Here’s a short snippet of the interview:

People normally only share the good things in their lives. What is the biggest money struggle you have had to overcome (or are still working on)?

My biggest money struggle that I had to overcome revolves around investing in the stock market. I had a lot of money to play with for a college student and wanted to make millions off it. I took way too much risk that I didn’t understand and lost a significant chunk (I think I lost around $4000).

Now, I’m more brutally honest when it comes to investing. I don’t blindly and optimistically invest but do research beforehand. Before I make a decision, I think through my investments so that I’m comfortable and understand risk that I am taking. I do a lot more research than I did before when I’m deciding whether to put my money up to the test.

We don’t want to be always looking in the past. Currently, what is your main financial focus this year and how do you plan to achieve it?

I want to increase my income. My employer pays up to an extra $1800 a year if I met certain criteria for staying healthy (work out frequently, achieve healthy biometric metrics, etc). Since I started work halfway through this year (in July), I don’t think I’ll get the full $1800 but next year, I know that I can get it.

On top of this, I want to look for other avenues of revenue such as affiliate marketing for products that I think my readers would enjoy, or checking out Fiverr. With the internet, the possibilities are endless!

Head over to It Pays Dividends to check out the full interview to my path to pursuing freedom!


Finance Solver

I grew my net worth to $40,000 as a college student through hard work, discipline, and a little bit of luck. I graduated college in 2016 and will be starting to plan for my retirement once I start working.I am planning on reaching financial independence by my early 30's and I will document my moments of inspiration all the way to desperation here.

My goal is to enable your success in personal finance so that you can realize the American dream. The first step is starting today!

Read more about me here.

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