I’ve struggled with money, money anxiety, and feeling of never having enough, which began when I moved to NYC and “freelanced” as a tutor and babysitter to make ends meet while I looked for a job. It took me half a year to land my first full time job, but that was $14/hr for the first 3 months, only going up to a whooping salary of $37k/yr.
I worked as a tutor 3 nights a week, pulling in basically another whole paycheck, and hustled my way through life for the next year and a half. Because of the way I started, even though I switched jobs multiple times, and my salary has gone up every time, I am left with sense of dread and anxiety about money, and whether I will ever have enough. Even with a fairly decent nest egg I have (mostly in my investment account), I am still afraid.
I’ve been looking into a lot of financial resources recently, because I am tired of feeling out of control and afraid of my financial situation. I want to take control, and have confidence that I am on the right track. So here I am, logging my trek down the windy and scary road to financial security.
I feature Personal Finance, Financial Independence, and F.I.R.E. often in my posts, and hope the research I do will be as helpful to you as they are to me!