My Best and Worst Financial Decisions

Quote of the day: “You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” First off, boo the Lakers won the NBA finals. I was really rooting for anyone but LeBron, but of freaking course he won. I just can’t wait until the new season starts and the Warriors dominate again! Now back to the point of this blog post. I feel like your 20’s are the time for a lot of financial change. You probably have a lot more income than you’re used to. It’s definitely difficult finding that balance between saving money and having fun… in my…

Tracking My Finances + Spreadsheet

Quote of the day: “A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” After not working for three months and talking to different people about money and savings, I got this strong urge to look at my spending and see where my money was going. I think seeing what you’re spending your money on is so important because you’ll probably realize you spend your money on sh** you don’t need at all. Don’t get me wrong, there is no problem treating yourself to new shoes or buying a new plant or whatever you’re into, but just be smart about it. I’ve…

Interviewing into the Real World: Erin

Quote of the day: “I literally hate spending money.” Direct quote from the legend herself, Erin Goode. How is this relevant to today’s post? First off, today’s interview is with Erin and secondly, she talks about finances and gives advice on how to save money. Erin just might be one of the most financially responsible people I know, so who better to answer my questions? Introduce Yourself (school, major, job, etc.)  I graduated from Cal Poly last year and now I work at a startup in the Bay Area. How has your life been since COVID?  Since COVID life has been much more boring. All I do…

Why I Don’t Wear Makeup

When I was in seventh grade, I started noticing girls at my school wearing makeup. I thought it was something most girls did, so I decided to hop on the train. For hours, I would watch makeup tutorials on Youtube to learn how to put eyeshadow on and to learn how to contour, etc. I would go to CVS or Target and head straight to the makeup section and buy foundation, eyeshadow, mascara, everything. Every morning, up until senior year of high school, I would take the time to do my makeup. I would cake my face with foundation that was the wrong color for…