About

Hi! I’m Taylor! 👋🏾

I am a full-time medical social worker and newly, a money nerd. Professionally, I have a passion for working with individuals who are grieving, and talking about death and dying. I live with my husband, Bret, and we have been married for 3 years (together for 11!). I love hanging out with my people and just enjoying life.

I started the Social Work to Wealth blog with the goal of sharing the knowledge I have gained (and will gain) on our journey to paying off our debt of $277,721.41 ($260,390.25 of it is student loans; Hubs & I’s combined), building wealth, and becoming financially independent.

I have not been in this personal finance space long and have quickly learned there is a ton about money that I did not know.

Because talking about money is so taboo, I am finding many others feel the same.

I want to document our personal finance journey and share the knowledge we gain with my community! Financial health is so important to our overall well-being, and I want others to feel just as empowered as I have since I have begun to have a better relationship with money.

My goals for this blog:

  • Create a space where you can learn and contribute, free from guilt and shame
  • Combat society’s collective weirdness around money by being transparent about my journey
  • Share concrete money strategies that you can apply to your own life
  • Help you to grow to have a better relationship with your money

I’VE BEEN THERE.

And I still am, kinda there. I know how it feels to not feel like you know much about money. To feel like you have “failed” at budgeting. Or, to get to a place where you feel good about how you are managing your money, only to find out later you’re going further into debt.

And investing? I had no clue about it! I thought it was only for rich people (btw, it’s not). I was struggling with all of this while also trying to manage my feelings about my huge student loan balance. It’s HARD.

Since December 2020, I have embraced learning all I can about personal finance. I absolutely love learning, talking, reading, teaching, and writing about all things finance. I am now investing monthly, making progress on our debt payoff goals, have a general plan to not only retire but retire early, and finally feel in control of my finances (for real this time!).

I’m not saying I have everything figured out — because I don’t. But I know a lot more about money since starting this journey and that’s the stuff I want to share.

Through my blog, I hope to provide practical tips, share our personal experiences, and create a community of support for those looking to improve their financial situation. I am here to tell you, YOU CAN DO IT, and I’ll be cheering you on the whole way through!

Here’s to our journey to financial empowerment! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

Features and such:

2024

2023

2022 (Blog was previously known as Goodbye Whine to 5):

2020

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