Hi, I’m Natalie!
My passion is to encourage women to make and save money and design a life they love.
I call my blog “the modern girls survival guide” because it’s a place for women to learn about money, career, personal development, and blogging.
And if you’re a young woman, eager to learn, come chat more about these things in my Facebook Community.
Here’s a little bit more about me, so you know who is behind this blog…
I like to say I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ by day and a blogger by night – meaning, I’m a financial planner at my day job, and when I’m not working, I’m blogging. Before all this, I was an attorney (which is why I call myself a “recovering attorney”).
I’m also addicted to personal development – I love to read about growing, success, happiness, etc.
I’ve never had a credit card, and I’ve paid off over $100k+ in student loan debt.
But, there’s so much more….
For starters, a few things I love are God, coffee, wine, and podcasts. 🙂
I’ve been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, US News World & Report, CNBC, Elite Daily, and many other publications.
I’m fascinated with money because I graduated law school with a ton of student loan debt — $206k to be exact. I didn’t understand how I could be an attorney and know nothing about personal finance… So, I decided to start a blog and talk about it. This was February of 2014, when theFinancegirl.com was born. A few short years later and now I’m here, at NatalieBacon.com.
During that time, I learned everything I could get my hands on relating to money and personal development. It was long before I quit practicing law to become a financial planner and blogger (read about how I quit my job here). And life is so much better!
Since I took a 50% pay cut by quitting practicing law, my current focus is increasing my blog income so that I can repay my student loans asap (more on how bloggers make money here). You can read more about my life updates in the My Life section of the blog. I post a monthly blog post about updates from the month before (I talk about money, relationships, personal development, and everything going on in between).
Now, here’s a bit about my blog. I post new blog posts Monday morning, and I post new videos on my YouTube channel on Thursday morning.
The money posts are about:
1. Making money (side hustles, blogging, entrepreneurship, etc.)
2. Managing money (budgeting, debt, saving, investing)
3. Behavioral finance (e.g.: why are you so bad with money?).
The career posts are related to pursuing a traditional career in corporate America.
The personal development posts are about:
1. Intentional living
6. Time management
The blogging posts are about how to build a successful (and profitable) blog from scratch. This is what I did, so I loooove talking about it!
If you want to start a blog, join my 5 Day Blogging Bootcamp below.
A few more random facts about me:
- I love to read and learn new things (I have a special place in my heart for podcasts).
- I enjoy running and staying active (I was a cheerleader and dancer growing up).
- I’ve been to Africa (Lesotho and South Africa).
- I like coffee and wine equally.
- I have extremely double-jointed arms.
- I love all things chocolate.
If you want to chat more, add your name and email address below to join my email list so we can stay in contact.
And if you’re a woman who wants to join a community of other women to talk about money, career, and personal development, head on over to my Facebook Group!
I can’t wait to chat!
P.s. If you don’t know where to start, check out the Top Sites That Will Help You Make & Save Money!