About the Author
I’m a 20-something college graduate trying to make my way in the world. I eat enthusiastically, read voraciously, budget inconsistently, love stubbornly, tango apasionadamente, and blog frequently. I love Virginia Woolf, Grandmama’s ring, and my “tween” car (age 12), even when it gives me trouble.
My goal is to save as much as I can (prepare for the future) while enjoying life (carpe diem!), because the days may be long, but life is short. My mottos? “Personal finance shouldn’t make me miserable” and “experience, not stuff.” My loftier goal is to “achieve financial independence”. And of course, I think personal finance is sexy. I don’t carry a balance on my credit card. I enjoy dining out, shopping, Argentine tango, and traveling (and other little luxuries) – all of which takes $$$. Even though my finances are OK, sometimes I wonder how am I going to save enough to fund my retirement.
As I try to build a solid financial foundation, I’m also “navigating the quarterlife,” which is a fancy way of saying I’m trying to figure out all the things (career, love, identity, purpose, etc.) that 20-somethings try to figure out. In short, I have my work cut out for me.
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About the Well-Heeled Blog
I started this blog in 2006. My first entries (long edited away) focused on lifestyle and decor issues. But I soon discovered the world of personal finance blogs and realized that it speaks perfectly to the inner nerd in me. It also helps that as a personal blogger, I can write about almost anything (including lifestyle and decor) because money touches everything. This blog covers many topics surrounding personal finance, along with other pursuits I’m passionate about (and usually connected to) personal finance:
- retirement planning
- saving / budgeting / investing
- money and relationships
- twentysomething issues
- cooking / eating
- Argentine tango
- marketing and business observations
- consumer behavior
The name of this blog has two meanings: 1. the shoes come in because I love shoes, (and I tango in 3.5-inch stilettos), 2. the phrase means “having plenty of money.” Which, at this point, I most certainly do not (well – I do, compared to the world at large, but definitely not compared to what I need by the time I retire).
What’s My Motivation?
To not be old and poor. Seriously.
I love to read nonfiction, especially on history, demographics and social trends, and, you guessed it, personal finance. All that reading (and the news) tells me that as a Gen Y-er (and especially as a woman) who is growing up in an era of increasingly individualized risks (i.e. 401K instead of pensions), globalized competition, and longer lifespans, I better save enough and invest appropriately.
If I had a lawyer, he/she would tell me to put this: This blog is for entertainment purposes only. I am NOT a financial adviser. I am not a licensed finance professional in any state of the union. Specifics about people, dates, locations, etc. have been changed. None of the content here is endorsed by my employer. Nothing written here shall be construed as advice for your situation or as endorsement for specific financial products. All comments are property of their authors and do not represent my opinions.
Please understand that at the end of the day I’m just a random person on the internet.