Welcome to Saving Money in your Twenties!

My name is Ashley.  I am a 20-something living in a super populated/traffic-ey (is that a word?)/ expensive part of the country.  I graduated college a few years ago, and immediately entered the working world.  As the excitement of a permanent job (and paycheck) starts to fade, I’ve realized that I don’t want to do this my entire life.  I can’t imagine 40+ more years of waking up at 5am, battling horrible traffic, sitting at a desk for 8 hours pushing paper, commuting home in traffic just as horrible as it was in the morning, just to maintain a paycheck.

Don’t get me wrong, I do actually like what I do.  And that makes me a VERY lucky person.  There are tons of people out there that hate their job.  Imagine how horrible it would be to go through those motions every day, PLUS the fact that you are dreading work?  I don’t think we need to do this to ourselves.

I believe that living below your means (spending less than you earn) will start you on the path to breaking free from your 9-5 job.  Starting this habit early should allow me to save up enough that I’ll be able to make decisions about my life without focusing on a paycheck.

This blog will document my journey to stash away some of my hard earned cash so that I can do what I want with my future!  I’m still not sure what that means for me down the road– quitting work, working part time, starting my own business, etc– but I know there is more to life than living for the weekend.

Hopefully this journey relates to you, too!  Join me as we learn how to save some money for the important things in life.


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