About Me

Hi everyone! My name is Lisa E. Welcome to my little corner of the web

Just a quick intro: I am a 24 year old financial analyst in the SF Bay Area. I was born in Oakland, raised in Vallejo, lived and went to college at the University of San Francisco, and now currently reside back in Vallejo while still working in SF. I’m a Bay Area girl through and through! Although one day I hope to become a NY girl! I am also the youngest of two, my friends and my family are my sanity, my boyfriend is the most patient human being ever, and I love to dance.

Even as I was growing up, I knew I wanted to do something in the finance world. I remember excitedly waiting for my parents to come home from work so that I could count the change my dad would give me every night. Seriously – I loved counting money. Still do! I also remember them bringing home tons of old school accounting computer paper for me to doodle on, but instead I’d write in my own accounting journal entries (yes, you can say it; what a nerd!)

Both of my parents were accounting professionals, so naturally I decided to follow their footsteps. I went to the University of San Francisco, eventually graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration – Accounting.

During my second-to-last semester at USF, I took a personal finance course and I decided that being an accountant just wasn’t for me. Instead, I got a job as an administrative assistant in the city and moved up to become their financial analyst! One day I hope to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and possibly open up my own practice!

But for now – I am stuck with over $20K in student loans, credit card debt that doesn’t seem to go away, a loan for a brand-new car (the pf community must be shuddering right now), and let’s not forget my mortgage! I refuse to regret any of my debt, but I also refuse to be controlled by it! I started this blog mostly to hold myself accountable with my student loans, but now I want to share even more about my experiences with personal finance in general. I also hope that you can learn a thing or two from me and my mistakes/triumphs.

If you have any questions or suggestions for me, you can contact me here. You can also follow me on Twitter!