I vividly remember typing “How do I get out of debt” into Google in hopes of finding the key out of my situation…
But most of the personal finance advice that I initially came across was outdated, one dimensional, and, honestly, quite judgmental. After scouring books, YouTube videos, podcasts, and blogs, I found exactly what I was looking for. I came across personal finance content created by women that was engaging, relatable, and educational. This new world of knowledge exposed me to the strategies, guidance, and support that I needed. I learned how to budget, save, invest, build my credit, and, of course, how to efficiently pay off my debt.
In 2018, I created my Instagram account @zerobasedbudget to share what I was learning while documenting my journey to become debt free. I built an engaged and supportive community, which I lovingly refer to as my “ZBB Fam.” I started offering low-cost budget coaching services to help people improve their money management skills while reaching their unique goals. Speaking of goals, in December 2019, I submitted my last student loan payment. Exactly 4 years after starting my journey, I became 100% debt free!
Since becoming debt free, I have taken my passion for financial literacy and built a business that is committed to inclusive financial education. I have spoken to thousands and coached hundreds on budgeting, saving, debt payoff, investing, credit, building generational wealth, and more. I recently wrote a book—Overcoming Debt, Achieving Financial Freedom: 8 Pillars to Build Wealth—to help you achieve the same.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my work. I invite you to explore my website to see how we can best work together!