Hi everyone! I am so excited to announce today the launch of the Millennial Life Admin: Work Life Money Podcast. I’m so excited to get started and I wanted to begin this first episode by sharing what this all about, what to expect, and who I am.
My name is Kimberly and I am the host of the Millennial Life Admin (or MLA) Podcast which teaches millennials develop the personal growth skills to help make and manage their money to create work-life balance. I’m 28 years old, I live in Vancouver, BC and I work in government procurement and I’m a freelance personal finance writer. So both of my jobs are in finance (for anyone who doesn’t know, procurement is just a fancy way of saying I buy things and negotiate contracts for a living) and at the age of 28 I’ve accomplished a (and I sound very strange saying this), I graduated with zero student loans, saved and saved over $50,000 traveling extensively over 6 continents, and bought my own apartment. I’m in no way a certified financial expert and don’t claim to be, but I’m a personal finance coach and mentor. Disclaimer, While my journey has come with success, it has also come with a lot of mistakes. And this podcast is for anyone who is looking to push their personal growth skills higher to be better with money.
Okay, what does that even mean? What does personal growth even have to do with making or managing money?
This is something I didn’t understand at first either. I’ve always been interested in personal development and personal finance, but I never really understood how they intertwined until I learned more about the growth mindset.
My journey through personal finance has varied a lot and I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job so far. But I could be doing better. And that’s what I struggled to find resources on.
Personally, I found that a lot of money advice is very “catch all” and filled with tangible tips and tricks which are helpful to an extent, but I needed more.
This is why I created MLA.
I wanted to create a space that cut the fluff, and provided not only the strategies to make and manage money for millennials, but the personal growth habits, mindset, and shifts that allows you to execute and sustain those changes in your life.
For example: saving money. There are thousands of articles, videos, and books on how to save money, and it can sound very simple. Don’t buy lattes, automate your savings, cheap skincare routines etc. It’s great advice, but how do you actually change your habits and mindset without becoming resentful of your savings strategy? Saving money is so important, but it’s about more than the physical act of transferring money into a specific account. And when is it okay to spend without feeling guilty? That’s what we’ll discuss here!
I do believe that it’s important to spend money too. I’m not a fan of the hoarder, save every penny, mindset. I believe that money is a tool to create the life and world you want. You’ll probably hear me say that a lot. Another thing you’ll hear is many personal examples, not because I think the world is about me, me, me, but because I find personal examples the most helpful. But if you are seeking to create a growth mindset around money, then this is for you.
This podcast is for you if you can relate to the following:
- You want to learn about how to create the personal development, habits, and money mindset behind personal finance but are overwhelmed by the
- You feel that are okay with their money but know that they can be doing better and want to create the skills to get there.
- You want if you want to create a fulfilling life that goes beyond making as much money as possible until you miserably burn out (trust me I’ve been there). This podcast is about creating a balance between making and managing your money.
I don’t personally believe in the extremes of personal finance. As someone who has travelled extensively, I don’t believe in the “YOLO, chase flights not feelings” kind of mentality where you spend only in the movement. I also don’t follow the FIRE movement. For anyone that doesn’t know FIRE stands for Financially Independent Retire Early and while I love the idea of being FI and strive to get there one day, I don’t believe in saving absolutely everything either. This podcast is about the balance in between and for anyone looking to create a life of balance.
This podcast has two parts and will be covering topics in both areas.
The first part is to manage your money – so that includes saving, budgeting, beginning to invest, and retirement. But to create a balance in our money, we also need to evaluate how we make money. There’s only so much you can save and cut, so this podcast will also cover how to make more money through topics like job search tips, how to get promoted, career planning, creating a side business/hustle and so much more!
I do say we because one of the primary reasons I created MLA and the principle philosophy behind it is to know that you are not alone in navigating the world of personal finance. We are all in this together.
The Podcast Format
Lastly, I wanted to touch on the format of this podcast. As you may have noticed there’s no intro with fancy music or sounds because I want this podcast to be a conversation between you and me. In real life, I talk to my best friends about money and careers on my couch. We talk about how much money we are making, how much we spend on rent/mortgage, utilities, our career successes and challenges and our insecurities. And that’s how I want this podcast to feel. I’ll be creating this podcast with very little edits (so it may get rambly at some points) but that’s a conversation in real life and in personal finance. We can’t edit everything, but we are learning.
I’ll be sharing more of my journey throughout the podcast so if this is for you, I hope you’ll subscribe to the MLA podcast and come along for the journey. If you ever have any questions, comments, or thoughts on the podcast, please reach out to me @millenniallifeadmin on Instagram or email me at kimberly[@]millenniallifeadmin.com. In fact, if you’re a new listener, please take a screenshot and tag me in your stories or send me a DM @millenniallifeadmin on Instagram. I would love to have you a part of this community.
I can’t wait to share more episodes soon. Until then, happy saving and spending!