Pay off $150k in student loan debt and save $1m for financial independence within 15 years!

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my page. I am the Common Cents Millennial and you’ve just taken your first step toward financial independence. Whether this is your first time on the site, or you’re a regular, I keep this page up as a welcome mat. I started this blog for a couple of reasons:

  1. To help keep my finances organized
  2. To hold myself accountable
  3. To help others on their financial journeys
  4. To increase awareness of the financial independence movement

Am I obsessed with personal finance? Do I have a life? Is my husband sick of me talking about money all of the time? The answer is yes to all of the above.

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IMPORTANT: Just because I am a Millennial, doesn’t mean you have to be a Millennial to get something out of this blog. A big reason that I started this is because of the situations that my family has been in and how I have helped them. I have first hand experience helping single moms, college kids, post grads, parents, entrepreneurs, and retirees on how to handle their finances.

How to Navigate This Site:

  1.  Read the blog regularly! Find new posts as I make them. Jump to the Blog Page.
  2. You can search through posts by the category that you are interested in. I like to cover a range of topics to keep things interesting (from early retirement to budgeting to travel). Check out all the topics on the Categories Page.
  3. Subscribe to the blog so that you can get updates on new posts and the monthly newsletter!

I am that friend that you go to with money questions. My friends were constantly asking me for ways to lower expenses, create side income streams, retirement questions, benefit packages, budgeting, travel hacks, you name it. And eventually, I started to realize how much the Millennial Generation (among others) needs to learn. We are taught about strange formulas and authors from four hundred years ago (which are all cool), but we aren’t required to learn about taxes or budgeting!? Then we get thrown out in the world with no experience and hope that we float. While most of us aren’t sinking to the bottom, plenty of us are flailing around trying to stay above the water. And even worse, some of us are are treading water and thinking that it means success. If all you do is wade in the water, you’re never going to get anywhere!

If you want to learn ways to get out of debt, track your finances, or want to retire early, then try following my blog. Best case scenario, you significantly change your future financial situation (and possibly your current)! Worst case scenario, you hear from this weirdo every couple days and can check out how he is doing on his journey to financial independence.