And that’s why it’s so wild to me that opinion pieces, books, news articles, everything about the way we talk about Millennials makes it seem like they’re a totally different species. Like they can’t possibly be dealing with any of the economic issues everyone else in America’s experiencing.
In 2016, Sergio and Shannon sold 90% of their belongings and embarked on a year-long travel adventure that spanned 3 continents, 18 house sits, 23 countries and 60 cities, all while only spending $16k. Now, nearly two years later they’re still traveling and house sitting full time!
In her twenties she had 40 jobs, including dishwasher, stripper economist, social worker, tax preparer, organic farmer, bagel deliverer, zine librarian, database wizard, and bicycle valet. She has lived in a geodesic dome made of recycled political yard signs and ridden trains in 31 countries. She is pretty good at saving money.
It’s never too late to reinvent yourself and start over.
How do you recover from a month of mess ups? If you mess up… you can say, “this is the point where I stop and I’m going to reset.”
It’s so easy when it comes to spending just to swipe or tap or whatever and then completely forget what we just did.
I realized maybe if I got my finances in order, I could really start pursuing a life that I was happy to live.
Kim has saved (or repaid debt of) $141,500 within five years, as a firefighter with a starting salary of $42,000, excluding the additional money she’s invested into her rental.
She’s saved more than 3x her starting salary, within her first five years on the job.
And she’s done this while earning a middle-class public service salary in an expensive city.
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