I’m Claire, the newest intern/writer at ReadyForZero. I’m super excited to be introducing myself to you, the readers of the ReadyForZero blog. Consider this as the intro to my first series which I’m calling “The Little Intern That Could” – an homage to the classic children’s story of perseverance and overcoming obstacles.
As you might imagine, I’ll be using this opportunity to tell you all about my flawless financial decisions and my instinctive budgeting savvy. Not to mention I’ll be chatting quite a bit about the fact that I own an island shaped like a donut.
Oh wait, you mean I’m not allowed to lie in my blog posts?
Okay, then. Instead of describing my imaginary donut-shaped island, this series will cover some of the things that people like me (and you) grapple with as we try to overcome the financial challenges of living in the modern world. It will be a holistic look at how to approach your own goals and challenges, with insights from my own life.
Although, can I just say that my imaginary donut-shaped island happens to have trees on it that actually grow donuts? Coconut covered of course. Yeah – it’s a pretty awesome fake island.
Anyway, here’s the real intro to my series:
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This series is where I’ll be sharing that I haven’t always been the most financially informed person. I was too busy drinking lattes and eating trendy cookies to realize that I was making some less-than-responsible decisions with where I spent my money. But having to confront $23,000 in student debt acted as a very real wake-up call. Faced with the inescapable financial facts, I knew it was time to reassess my financial situation and soon after realized that there are some changes I could and should be making to help me lay sturdier financial tracks along the way.
In the series, I’ll be looking at the habits and switches that helped me take hold of my finances, confront my debt and maintain a positive lifestyle in the process. Here’s what you can look forward to in the Friday posts from “The Little Intern That Could” for the month of June:
- How to Hone in on your Hobbies
- Financing Your Friendships
- Economize With Eco-Friendly
- Finding Contentment In Your Community
- Paring Down Your Pear Tree
Other things you’ll learn about me?
I really like alliteration and word play. I studied Creative Writing at UC Santa Cruz. And while it might seem a little funny for a writer to be so excited about personal finance, it just goes to show you that everybody is impacted by finances – we all benefit by paying attention to the choices we make with our money. I’ve become more and more comfortable talking about my personal financial situation, and I’m happy to share with you as I offer some tips, concerns and thoughts. Let me know in the comments below if you have specific things you’d like me to address in this series!
Credit for Image 2 : ToastyKen