I wanted to start by telling you why I created this blog and what you can expect to see on this part of the internet.
The idea of starting a blog is not new to me. As a matter of fact, I have started and stopped several times over but for some reason, this time feels different. The number of ideas and inspiration whirling around in my mind on a daily basis is quite fascinating but they’re ready to come out. Time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and bring them to life.
Who am I?
Like most people, I’m a multi-hyphenate – daughter, sister, friend, traveler, beach lover. There are innumerous ways that I could describe myself but for the purposes of this blog, I’m a personal finance enthusiast. A little background, two weeks after my 18th birthday I moved to Belo Horizonte, Brazil to study at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). The time that I spent in Brazil was amazing (honestly some of the best years of my life to date) and I walked away with a BSC in Actuarial Science to boot!
I have always been very interested in money, admittedly I didn’t have to worry about it much growing up (Thanks Dad ). However, that all changed when I went to Brazil. Now I had to manage my own money, buy groceries, be frugal and still enjoy my college years while being abroad in a foreign country?! Needless to say, the first year (or two) was a bit stressful but eventually, I got the hang of this thing called budgeting. As I progressed in my classes the topic of retirement planning and investing piqued my interest, so much so that for my final year thesis I wrote about Social Security in a Developing Country using the National Insurance Fund of Barbados as a case study.
The 5 main categories to expect from this blog are budgeting, saving, investing, retirement planning, and social security. This is a personal blog so don’t be surprised to see bits and pieces of my day-to-day life sprinkled in between as well.
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