Financial Independence, Is It Possible?

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This past Tuesday I had the privilege of being invited to watch a panel at The Stacks House featuring Zelle®  and Her Campus. Zelle® is a digital payment network that allows you to transfer money quickly straight from your bank account, it’s amazing because it is featured in almost any mobile banking app. Her Campus is an online magazine for young women who are in college. I learned so many amazing things about how to become a successful business owner and how to maintain financial stability. 

IMG_6134It was quite fascinating to me when the topic of women in the workforce not asking for raises was brought up. To hear the panelists talk about their own personal stories when asking for raises and how to prepare for a meeting like that, was eye opening. 

 

The panel made me think about how I would be able to manage my money after college. Money is always a hard topic to discuss with friends, family and coworkers. The panelists gave great advice on how to save money and plan for my future. I think the best advice was to invest! It seemed like such an obvious answer, but the main question would be where would I start? One of the panelists gave amazing advice, invest in a ROTH IRA. There were also great suggestions about how to deal with spending money in social situations. In my personal experience it’s always so hard to say no to hanging out with friends. A solution would be to make a pact with a friend and hold each other accountable with our spending. I will definitely be doing that the next time I go out to dinner! 
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Overall I had such an amazing time, and gained some great insight. Becoming financially independent is hard, but if you practice smart spending habits you will definitely see a change in your bank account. I would love to thank Zelle® for making this possible. 

This post is sponsored by Zelle®. Zelle® is an easy way to send money directly between almost any U.S. bank accounts typically within minutes. With just an email address or mobile phone number, you can quickly, safely and easily send and receive money with more people, regardless of where they bank. 

 

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