Hi, I’m Lindsay, and you’ve stumbled upon my favorite place on the internet –
my budget lifestyle blog ongoing documentation of my love of being cheap.
I’ve worked strange jobs for most of my life, from sausage merchandising to editing a magazine about the freight transportation industry (Zzzzzzzzz…). When people ask me about my “career,” the closest answer I can come up with is “Um, hustling?” My life is a balance of work and play, and I just so happen to love both equally.
One of my favorite things ever is getting what I want, so I’ve become an expert in finding the lowest prices on the things style addicts are craving.
It’s a rough world out there, and temptation is around every corner. (No, literally. There is a coffee shop on every. corner. If that’s not temptation, I don’t know what is.) Overspending is mega-easy, and that makes everything fun seem extra scary. It’s not your fault!
By the time age 18 rolls around, no one is prepared to be an adult, financially. (Same goes for age 30, if we’re being real.) Marketers and banks know this, and there are hundreds of speed bumps that can set you up for disaster.
I’ve been through the ringer when it comes to money. (Here’s the part I was talking about, nosey people!)
I spent my late teens and early 20s caught in a vicious payday loan cycle, my mid-20s wondering why I thought it was a good idea to get that credit card, and my late 20s trying to pick up all the pieces.
I have spent an awful lot of time being broke, and even more time being stressed out, sad, and guilty about it. It’s no way to live.
Your best chance: avoid it all together. First of all – don’t get those credit cards until you’re ready to pay them down every single month! Don’t take out that quick loan! Leave all of those quick fix options alone and start being smart about your money… It’s going to be so much fun.