I was raised to believe life was to go to college, work for 45 years and wait until I retired to do all the dreamy things. Five years post college, I had a six-figure corporate job, a fancy New York City apartment and was doing everything I thought I was supposed to do. Except, I was miserable.
So, I became a nerd with a very specific obsession - making and saving money to earn the lifestyle I thought I had to wait until retirement for. I quit that corporate job, studied entrepreneurship around the world, aggressively paid off all debt (the house is on its way) and started my business Dressed (also debt free).
Nowadays, I have the fun and freedom to teach others everything I learned along the way about career, small business and personal finance through live talks, social media (@crushthisdebt), YouTube and The Bernadette Joy Podcast!