A little (lot?) about me:
I’m a 32 year old mother of three and acquired mother of 3 (I hate the word stepmother.) I work in IT, but my heart and soul are in Household Finance. I’ve always had a passion for numbers and really wanted to be an accountant, although my lack of interest in obtaining a bachelor’s degree made that dream a little beyond my reach. One day, Mark (my DH) taught me the skill that will forever be the bane of his existence… Excel Spreadsheets.
I started off small, building a small household budget. Before we knew it, I had an 8 page spreadsheet with 80 variables and tons of calculations detailing our income and expenditures through 2012, including a self adjusting sheet for debt reduction that I edited 4 times a day with myriad variables. I researched budgeting, personal finance, retirement, savings accounts, investments, and a million other things related to finance from every source I could. Then, I took what I learned and incorporated the assumptions into my spreadsheets.
Before Mark could have me put into Excel detox, I stumbled across something new and shiny … personal finance blogging. A friend of a friend had Get Rich Slowly as a feed on her friend list on Livejournal. Seeing only one post, I subscribed to his feed. A bit at a time, I went back and read JD’s most famous post and then link surfed around the net from his hundreds of entries. I found Frugal Dad and Moolanomy and Being Frugal… and I was hooked.
I wanted to be a part of this community of bloggers that was so inspiring and shared to much information with everyone. I’ve learned so much since I stumbled across Get Rich Slowly more than 6 months ago… about our finances, and about finances in general. I discovered my passion for sharing what I learned and am incorporating it into a real business helping people get their household finances on solid footing.
So, if you want to get to know me a bit better, or like what you’ve read, or just want to see what kind of odd things I’m going to write about, stick around. I’m glad you’re here.