I've been doing a little side writing for this fantastic personal finance site called LearnVest.com. For those of you familiar with my math skills and history of personal finance, stop laughing.
My most recent piece was a really tricky one to write. As a fiercely independent female, I felt weird admitting to all the ways being in a relationship - and more specifically, moving in with R - has impacted my financial outlook and responsibility. More specifically, I was shocked at how much more focused on finance I became after we took that relationship step. I hemmed and hawed about it for a bit, then I got off my former single girl high horse, took a look at the myriad ways I've grown for the better, and wrote the below article.
Give a read! And feel free to share your own financial trials and tribulations, live-in-girlfriend edition.
I used to be the kind of girl who required a stiff drink when logging into my online banking account. If it was between a stocked closet and a stocked fridge, I’d gladly go hungry. And don’t even get me started on my previous understanding of a Roth IRA (frankly, there was no understanding).
Today, at 28.5 years old, I am proud to report that I pay off my credit card every month, have a healthy sum in savings and am preparing to work with a financial advisor on a low risk investment plan (and yes, I actually know what that means!).