It sure took me a long time to get the guts to start a blog. It seems pretty straightforward - I mean, it's the 21st century! I am a millennial after all. And my friends can attest, I have some things to say. Despite all of these obvious factors, I have been dreaming this up for a couple of years.
Let me start by saying I am so glad you're here!
The Money Edit truly began in 2014 when I paid back my student line of credit of $12,000 in 6 months on a single income. The first money kernel popped and I was hooked. I was exploring money as energy, currency and a way to get ahead — all I knew in 2014 was that I had to know more.
By 2015 my then boyfriend, now husband, and I decided to buy a condo. It was a good thing I had the sense to get my finances in order so we could seize the opportunity! We were hell-bent and determined not to pay CMHC insurance. That meant we had to come up with a 20% down payment while living in Vancouver, one of the most expensive cities on earth. In the next 14 months, we managed to save more than $40,000.
As 2017 was on it's way out, we knew we could make the jump to purchasing a second property and achieve our goal of generating passive income. By taking another huge but calculated leap forward, we have learned so much and honed the habits we need to become financially independent in the next 10 years.
The Money Edit is about life, money and building wealth. It's about radical transparency. It's about setting and achieving goals. It's about practicing habits that make you happier! It's about being open-minded and shaping your life into whatever you want it to be. It's about making money work for you so you can have peace of mind, great relationships and achieve your amazing dreams. It's about what's possible.
I hope that through sharing my experiences, goals and dreams, you will feel empowered to take charge of your money. Whether you're already on the road to financial independence or just beginning to learn about your money, please join the conversation with comments and guest posts.
The Money Edit is a community that is connected by achieving big crazy goals. We support each other, cheer each other on, and share all sorts of information so we can live our best lives.
With that, let's begin!