Welcome to Blonde & Balanced!

GEmDzilQI’m TK and I’m glad you stopped by.  This blog is all about a fake blonde (me) trying to find a real balance between spending, saving and everything else in life that costs money.  I’m 30-ish years old (YAY for #millennials) and I’ve spent the most part of my life trying to find the perfect balance between financial stability, personal happiness and living debt free.  I feel others are trying to find the same equilibrium (aren’t you?) so I decided to share my stories – both success and failures – right here.

The silver lining in this story is that I’m a Certified Financial Planner.  For over 10 years I’ve been helping others learn how to invest, set a budget and pay off their debt, but I wasn’t smart enough to take my own advice.

Between paying off student loans and keeping up with the Joneses in my 20s I landed myself over $50k in debt.  Now that I look back on the not-so-good old days it was really all for nothing.  I should have known better, I did know better, I just didn’t listen.

Join me as I write all about learning from my mistakes because if I can help even one person avoid the stress, tears and financial hardships that I went through I’ll be happy.

If you have questions, tips or stories to share please contact me anytime, I love hearing from you!

About the Writer

Emilie is one of the writers at Blonde & Balanced. By day, she is a data programmer at a tech startup. By night, she is the brains, the brawns, and the beauty behind Burke Does, inspiring millennial women to live financially, physically, and professionally fit lives. She also posts her weekly goals online at Emilie’s To-Do Lists. She is working to be debt-free by October 2017. She focuses on living inexpensively, accumulating wealth, and side-hustling your way to debt freedom. You can find more about her here.

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