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Q&A with Kalie

February 1, 2023


Welcome to Member Money Moments – a Q&A series sharing the wisdom, struggles, success, and goals of our Happy Money Members as they navigate their journey to financial freedom.

Financial Wellness

How does money and or debt affect your mental health?

😟 Negatively

What do you find is the most difficult challenge you face when it comes to money?

💰Saving Money
✍️ Creating A Budget
💳 Managing my debt
🤑 Impulse Spending

FinEd 101

What do you wish you knew about money growing up?

I never actually understood how credit cards could negatively impact my financial goals as much as they did. As young adults, we're constantly getting marketing materials from all the major credit card companies with shiny credit cards and cashback promises - their practices are so negligent. Happy Money helped me pay down my credit card balances with ease and helped increase my credit score in the meantime. I am so thankful for you guys!

What topics would you most like to learn about when it comes to money?

😊 Healthy budgeting techniques

What is one piece of advice you would give to others on their personal finance journey?

Don't ever get a credit card, seriously!

What’s your first financial goal when you become debt free?

Save enough money to buy a bigger home! I was fortunate enough to purchase a nice starter home a few years ago, however, I have now outgrown it and am looking to save some more money to help support that eventual move.

In what way did Happy Money assist you in your personal finance journey?

The Payoff Loan is great - low interest rates and super helpful and responsive support staff. If it wasn't for you all, I would be stuck trying to pay down existing credit card balances that never seem to decrease despite constantly making payments towards them.