About me

“You’re the cheapest person I know.”

I get told this all the time by people I know, although sometimes I’m not sure whether it’s an insult or a compliment.

I decided it was time to share the (slowly accumulating) wealth and start a blog instead of hoarding all my financial secrets to myself.

There’s like 80,000 personal finance blogs out there, most of which seem to be written by robots.

Then the ones that aren’t written by robots are written by two types of people. One type is the wash-your-disposable-paper-towels and can-your-own-vegetables extreme couponer types. The other type is made of of people who vaguely claim they make millions in passive income a year without actually describing what they do.

I decided the internet needed a readable personal finance blog for everyday people to take control of their finances.

A little about me: I’m 30, married and pretty much have the typical millenial story.

I graduated high school in 2007, went to a fancy 4 year university, got myself into a decent amount of student loan debt ($24,000), and graduated with a low paying yet STEM-related degree.

I graduated college during the recession in 2011 and decided it was a great idea to get another natural science degree. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t. Fortunately, I didn’t get myself into more debt.

Now I live a pretty good life. My loans are paid off, I drive a sporty car that I also paid off, and I go on vacation every year (including places like Greece, Italy, Eastern Europe, and Costa Rica).

I don’t have everything figured out yet, but I can at least put what I do know out there for readers like you.

Hopefully this blog can help you meet some of your own financial goals.

Contact me at cheapchinchilla@gmail.com