a common sense approach to money




My name is Lauren and I live in North San Diego County with my incredible husband Dylan and our dog Bruce (aka “The Boss”).  I work as a Cost Analyst for a medical device manufacturer and love that every day presents new mathematical and monetary challenges for me to solve.  While my degree is actually in Social Ecology, I began my masters in Architecture before deciding to return to work rather than digging myself further into student loan debt.  I have completed a number of online accounting courses in tandem with my career, and love that I see money as a tool now instead of a source of stress.

I don’t claim to be an expert by any means, but at 30 I am a homeowner, an investor, am saving for retirement and have excellent credit.  I spent the better part of my 20’s working to better manage my finances, and am excited to share my various successes and failures along the way; keep an eye out for more of my trials and triumphs, with a healthy dose of common sense!  Thank you to all of my readers and friends who have been such a tremendous source of support along the way – I couldn’t do it without you!