Welcome to When Life Gives You Lemons, Add Vodka. This website in some form or another (once on Blogger, then on free WordPress, and finally on self-hosted WordPress) has existed since August, 2010.
The topics you’ll find on this website include career, relationships, money, and lifestyle. I tend to default more toward career and money, because those are the things I know.
A little bit about my story, should you be so interested:
I’m one of the few “finance” bloggers that started blogging with no debt (but then I incurred a little with my car loan, for a year and a half). I consider myself more of a lifestyle blogger. In August 2010, when I started this site up, I was in school for my Bachelor of Business Administration full-time. I also worked full-time. What that meant was a lot of long days, late nights, and group projects.
It also meant paid internships and my running on adrenaline more often than not. When Life Gives You Lemons started more as a frugality blog. I wrote a lot about how I’d save money (preventing me from slipping into debt), and was attracted to other frugality blogs. I love frugality blogs, because I’m actually pretty stingy.
Now, however, this is not a frugality blog. I tripled my income in a matter of a couple of years (just with my day job). I’m now making almost double my day job income with my side jobs, (what my peers in the personal finance niche call “side hustles”) and don’t have much use for extreme frugality. I’ll always like to get the most bang for my buck, but not at the cost of living a fulfilling, carefree, and happy life.
My hope is that people my age – generation Y – start investing, start saving, start taking their careers and young lives more seriously, and stop digging themselves into debt.
I alone, without student loans, put myself through college. If you are willing to work hard, and you don’t want to owe “the man” for the rest of your twenties, you can do it. I did.
There are many contributors to WLGYL, so it won’t be just my voice that you find on here.
Thanks for stopping by and reading, and if you have any comments, suggestions, questions, or just want to chat, you can find me:
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