Hello, I am Yezmin Thomas!
I am a journalist by trade; blogger, podcast host, and content creator by choice. Some people know me for my work in television news, but few know what my life really looks like behind the scenes.
I am an overwhelmed working mom who dreams about keeping the house perfectly organized and the laundry basket empty. I love to read, practice yoga, and spoil my two dogs, Hershey and Joey. But what I am most passionate about is learning and teaching others about personal finances.
Why this blog?
I became very interested in the topic of managing my money when I finally realized- in my 30’s- that I had no idea of how to live on a budget, invest in my 401K, or stay out of debt. Since then, I have made changes to take control of my money and pursue financial freedom.
For starters, I quit using credit cards and borrowing money. If I want to buy something, no matter how much it cost, I have to be able to buy it outright. As a result, aside from my mortgage I don’t have any other debt.
I have experienced the benefits of pursuing a debt free lifestyle and want to share that with all my readers! Life is less complicated when you don’t have dozens of bills to pay. But please, don’t get me wrong. It is not easy trying to live debt free. But the sacrifice is worth every penny saved!