This project has been a team effort headed up by Kayla, Erin, and Choncè. The three of us officially met at FinCon15 (the Financial Bloggers Conference), though we had connected previously through our amazing freelance writing coach, Cat Alford.
We had a meeting scheduled on the morning of the last day of FinCon, but as fate would have it, we ended up bumping into each other on the first day. We had so much fun connecting in real life, and stuck together throughout the conference.
Just the Beginning
During the conference, Kayla had a breakthrough about using this site (that she had purchased) to host a podcast, and we were all immediately on board. Considering the fact we all write about personal finance, it was a no brainer to talk finance and business with each other.
The Purpose of Having Financial Conversations
Our goal with Financial Conversation is to inspire others to talk about money as openly as we do. We’re sick of it being a taboo subject.
We’ve all learned so much from the inspirational personal finance community, and this is our way of giving that knowledge back to you.
We plan on covering every financial topic under the sun, such as:
- Paying off debt
- Increasing your income (through business)
- Frugality while not depriving yourself
- Spending habits
- Managing money in a relationship
- Buying a home
- Managing wedding expenses
- Motivations behind actions we take with our finances
- and much more!
In addition to that, because we’re all freelancers, we’re also sharing the insights we’ve gained from being self-employed. Trust us when we say things are going to get real.
You might think self-employment means sitting at home in your PJs, watching Netflix and making the occasional social media status about how awesome life is.
We’re going to kill that myth and present a realistic view of what it’s like to work for yourself.
Want to get to know the voices of Financial Conversation a bit better? Here’s a short bio for each of us – feel free to check out our individual blogs for more of our writing!
Kayla – Shoeaholic No More
Kayla is a blogger, entrepreneur, freelance writer, recovering shopper, and dog mom living in western Kansas.
Her passion is helping people overcome their spending problems to create a simpler life.
She started blogging in December 2013 when her finances were so out-of-control that she was unable to sleep through the night. Kayla is still working her way out of debt and blogging about her journey.
Need a virtual assistant, freelance writer, or blog manager? Kayla is your girl.
Erin – Journey to Saving
Erin is originally from NY, but after moving to Charlotte, NC and Austin, TX, she has decided to make NJ her home – for now.
She started blogging in May 2013 to document her journey to financial freedom and inspire others to take control of their finances to live the life they want to live.
She believes money is a tool that should be used for happiness, and she uses a value-based spending system to achieve that.
When she’s not working, she enjoys biking, walking, or hiking, playing video games with friends, reading, and drinking coffee.
Choncè – My Debt Epiphany
Choncè is a momma, newlywed, and 20-something mid-western girl who’s been on a journey to pay down her debt and enjoy life to it’s fullest along the way.
She started actively paying off her debt at the end of 2014 paid off more than $10,000 on a salary of less than $40,000/yr.
In 2016, Choncè quit her job to be a full-time freelance writer and blogger and is continuing to work toward eliminating the remainder of her student loan balance and other debt she and her husband share within the next year.
Do you need a personal finance writer, ghostwriter, or editor? Choncè won’t disappoint.
There You Have It!
As you can see, it’s no surprise the three of us clicked so quickly. We’re all on similar journeys: to pay off debt while living a fulfilling life.
However, we all have our own styles, so we hope you enjoy the different perspectives we bring to the table on the podcast.
Have any questions? Drop us a line below in the comments, or send us an email: financialconvo [at] gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!