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Why I Started This Blog

“When the world tells you to shrink, expand.”

Elaine Welteroth

Before beginning to write this post, my plan was to tell you all about me, my credentials, and why you should listen to my advice. The typical, here is how I’m going to help you reach financial success! But, I didn’t start this blog because I felt like I had so much financial genius that I MUST spread it to the world! Not at all. So, why not make the first blog post about the reason behind the blog, not the blogger.

Quite literally, this morning I was reading about Elaine Welteroth. You may know her as a judge on Project Runway. She soon will be executive producing a show based on her memoir, More Than Enough. I thought to myself, how can she have a successful memoir at such a young age? And how old is she anyway? So to Wikipedia I went, and quickly discovered that she is only 33! I then ventured to the career section and began reading about her career at Teen Vogue.

She started at Teen Vogue as the Beauty & Health Director, and rose to become editor-in-chief of the magazine. She changed the magazine’s focus from “normal” teen content to include coverage of politics, social justice, and the 2016 Presidential Election.

After reading this, I realized how little coverage there has been in teen and young women’s magazines of politics, money, business, and current world events. I spent my teen years reading magazines like Cosmo and Seventeen, and filling my head with useless garbage. I took quizzes to see if boys liked me, learned about diets and how to be more attractive, how I should act in a relationship, and how to sexually please a man. I wish more teen boy magazines focused on how to sexually please a woman, but I digress. There may have been minor articles covering other substantive topics, but I sure can’t remember any of them.

So, I was inspired to start this blog by Elaine’s ability to see teen girls as well rounded humans with intelligent brains that should be fed interesting and insightful knowledge. Just as a side note, so you know I’m not completely unqualified to be starting a finance blog, I do have a Bachelor of Finance, an MBA, and enjoy personal finance as a hobby. Basically, I LOVE money!

My goal with this blog is to help young women (really anyone, money doesn’t care about your gender) learn how to create and navigate their own financial path. To let you know that as a woman, it is ok to want to be rich and to love money. To help you define what financial success means to you, create your own financial independence, and become a rich bitch!

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