The Blogger Behind the Empowered Dollar
Hi there! I’m Stephanie. I’m 26-year-olds, originally from Seattle and currently living in Washington, D.C. I love to blog, I love to draw and I love helping other twenty-somethings figure out where they’re going in life.
Here’s some quick notes about me:
- Personal finance has changed the way I view the world. Money affects so may of our decisions in life and fixing my finances has been a major goal of mine for the last few years. When I graduated from college in the middle of the “Great Recession,” I was living on my own, making just $1,000 a month with almost $30,000 in student loans and credit card debt. I decided to take control of my finances and help other folks my age do the same. I started the Empowered Dollar and now I work for a technology start-up in D.C. helping design online curriculum to teach kids, teens and college students about money. You can read more about my story here.
- Staying healthy and active is my top priority. As I’ve battled to fix my finances, I’ve also battled with my health. Living a healthy lifestyle is my number one goal right now. I try to keep true to my native Pacific Northwest roots by eating lots of organic, healthy food and biking everywhere humanly possible around the nation’s capital. I love to cook and I’m always experimenting with exotic, healthy meals while bargain hunting for the best deals on quality ingredients. This year, I’m crossing off a major milestone on my cycling bucket list – I’ll be biking in the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic in July!
- I love art and I’m kinda a goofball. I’m a sucker for good design and pretty pictures. I’ve also got a snarky sense of humor. I’ve found a happy combination of both by putting funny drawings all over The Empowered Dollar. If you need proof of my goofball-ness, you can check out the pictures below
My Mission: Helping You Find Your Stride in Money and Life
I started The Empowered Dollar to help the next generation find their stride, fix their finances and revolution their lives. I believe that if you understand how to balance both money and health in your life, you’ll be unstoppable. I hope you join me in my own journey and learn a few things along the way!
If you’re a twenty-something struggling to find your way through the world, if you’re wondering how to start making your money work for you, or if you’re looking for ways to revolutionize your health and lifestyle, I’m here to help. I’d love to hear from you, so feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments at stephanie (at) empowereddollar (dot) com or on Facebook and Twitter.
So now that you’re here, where to start? Here are some of the most popular posts on The Empowered Dollar: