Hey!! So you didn’t reach this page by accident (at least I hope so lol!) But now that I have your attention, let me introduce myself!
My name is Nisha. I’m a millennial based in Toronto. I’m a social service worker and now a blogger! I decided to create a blog because I love to talk (well type) a lot. Additionally, I wanted a platform where I have more creative control and can share some life advice and delve more into personal finance.
I grew up with a basic understanding of finance. What I mean is that I knew the concept of saving money and that I should be “avoiding credit cards at all costs because you’ll get into debt and you’re too young”(tips from my elders). Aside from that, I didn’t know much else. And speaking of debt, my introduction to it was when I was enrolling for university. We couldn’t afford my degree out of pocket so I had to sign up student loans. All I knew was that its money that doesn’t belong to me and that I would have to pay it back. How? Not sure because I never made more than $25 000 in a year while in school.
When I graduated from college (my second program in April 2018), I had racked up $17 000 in student loans. I was also unemployed when I graduated yet I had set a goal that seemed impossible at the time. That goal was to become debt-free by November 2019. A new grad with a big goal launched me into a new journey. And that was the journey to financial freedom. I envisioned a life where I would have more freedom because I had no liabilities (aka consumer debt).
In total, I had $29 000 due to my student loan and car loan. After landing a job 2 months after college, I worked on educating myself about money and dividing a plan to get out of debt. I can safely say that after creating a strategy that suited my circumstances, I became debt-free within 10 months!
I know finances can be daunting and getting out of debt is not the easiest feat. For this reason, I’ve created this blog and I am helping other young adults to learn how to manage money and get out of debt!
While there are blog posts that are reflective of my experiences, I would love to hear more from you! Don’t be afraid to reach out for inquiries, advice or just to vent!
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All the best!