The Blogger and Doodler behind The Empowered Dollar

Stephanie Halligan The Empowered Dollar

Hi there – I’m Stephanie. I’m a twenty-something who loves to blog, loves to draw and loves to help people with their money.

I also look really good as a cartoon superhero in green spandex :)

the empowered dollar

I found a weird way to combine all the things I love into a web comic all about me in my green tights battling the Debt Monster and fighting for financial freedom

Here’s some fun facts about me:

1. I’ve been drawing since I could walk and talk. I grew up watching hours of Looney Tunes, reading Calvin and Hobbes and dreaming of the day I could animate for Disney. It’s what I was born to do, and here I am – doing it!

Stephanie Halligan

2. Personal finance changed the way I view the world. When I graduated from college, I was making barely minimum wage with over $30,000 in debt to my name. I knew something had to change so I took control of my finances and started helping others do the same. I started the Empowered Dollar  to chronicle my journey of paying off almost $35,000 in student loans in under 4 years and bring a little more doodling into the personal finance world :)

3. I run my own business. I’m a Financial Empowerment Consultant. Just what does that mean? I help businesses and nonprofits find creative ways to help teach people about money. You can read how I left my job here to follow my passion here.

4. I’m kind of a goofball. I’ve got a snarky sense of humor. I like to pose in ridiculous costumes, if given the chance. If you enjoy The Simpsons, Seinfield, the original Arrested Development series, Calvin and Hobbes or Far Side comics, we’ll get along just fine.