I’m Ashley Barnett and my calling in life is to help you get control of your money.
I grew up in a small New England town. Just a hard-working, blue collar town. I watched the adults in my life get up, work all day at a job they hated, and come home with just enough money to pay the bills. They worked hard and struggled to make ends meet. I’ve always had a passion for personal finance. As a kid I questioned the grown ups around me about how money worked. I rarely got any concrete answers.
As I got older and found personal finance books I was enthralled. At 19 I went to my local library and read every book they had on the subject of finance. The more I learned the more I realized that one of the main reasons, if not the only reason, that the people around me were struggling was lack of information. Those questions I asked as a kid weren’t rocket science. They were simple questions and the answers could be found for free at the library.
If lack of information wasn’t enough I also started realizing that a lot of what they did know was wrong. Ideas like “a car payment is just a part of life” and “I don’t earn enough to save”. I started to realize it wasn’t their income or their bills that were keeping them on the hamster wheel of finance it was their thoughts and habits. I was learning tricks to get ahead financially and I needed to share this information with the world!
Stick with me and together we will change lives.