About Me

Hi! I’m Taylor! 👋🏾 A social worker turned blogger, sharing my family’s journey out of debt and to early retirement.

About Me

I am a full-time medical social worker and money nerd.

I started the Social Work to Wealth blog with the goal of sharing the knowledge I have gained (and will gain) on my husband and I’s journey to paying off our debt of $277,721.41 (mostly student loans), building wealth, and becoming financially independent.

When I started learning about personal finance, I quickly learned there was a ton about money that I did not know. Because talking about money is so taboo, I have found many others felt the same.

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.

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
  • Help all social workers become financially well

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 stress and anxiety about my huge student loan balance. It’s hard!

Since December 2021, I have embraced learning all I can about personal finance. I am now investing monthly, making progress on our debt payoff goals, and have a general plan to not only retire but retire early. I finally feel in control of my finances (for real this time!).

I don’t have it all figured out, but I know a lot more about money since starting this journey and that’s the stuff I want to share.

& TO MY FELLOW SOCIAL WORKERS.

It’s been too long since we have gone unnoticed and underserved. We deserve to be paid our worth and live the lives that we want. We deserve to be financially well.

I am here to provide you with the support and resources to get there.

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! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

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

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