Hello and welcome to Hansen Hundreds, my personal finance and lifestyle blog! I created this blog in April 2018 to document our journey to financial independence.
Since learning how to save money and invest, we’ve paid off almost $55,000 in 19 months.
I’ve gained a few tools that have helped me take action in other areas of my life. I hope this blog will encourage readers to manage their money and get more out of life.
I’m a Colorado native, married to my husband Nick, daughter Terin, and a wily German Shepherd name Taya.
I am a 20-something mom and write professionally in the public relations industry. Nick is a professional engineer.
We moved out of state for a job promotion in the first year of our marriage. While there, we enrolled in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University to get a grasp on our money situation.
After the class, we started saving for an emergency fund and a down payment on our future first home.
We’ve increased our net worth 10x by taking FPU thanks to Dave and being intentional with money.
While our personal finance journey was just starting, in other areas of my life, I was drowning.
I didn’t know how to balance being a good wife, a good daughter, and also be happy.
It was impossible to please everyone, and I was miserable trying to manage it all.
Our reverend recognized that I was codependent and struggled with setting boundaries.
I’ve spent 2.5 years in recovery. It’s daily work for me to speak up, be honest with myself and others, and clearly communicate.
I will say, recovery is far better than life before. <3
In learning to set boundaries in my personal and work life, I have never felt more free than now.
Writing about gaining freedom and happiness is a big reason why I’ve started writing Hansen Hundreds.
On the quest for more freedom, we’ve set a goal to pay off our home before I turn 30. We’re over 42% complete and are so excited to be part of the financial independence community.
We currently earn less than six figures per year.
I’m so glad you’re here and hope you’ll chime in on our adventures.