Hi, my name is Jenny and I’m the creator and author of this blog called The Jenny Pincher.
If you are anything like me, you are ready to get out of debt and start building wealth. I’ll explain in a little bit how I came to this realization and changed my life, but first let me tell you a little about myself.
The reason I started this blog was because I was annoyed by all of the “mom blogs” out there. I was tired of reading blogs with financial information that was geared towards people with kids or a family. There didn’t seem to be a lot of information for single women on getting out of debt and building wealth. I still wanted to save money, but most of those situations didn’t apply to me.
So I spent a few years figuring out things like coupons, budgeting and saving so I could share this information with other women. I started this blog so I could meet, network and give back to other women who are in the same situation I was. Hopefully my story and blog posts can help inspire you to get proactive with your financial situation. But before I get into all that, let me tell you a little bit more about myself.
I love the topic of personal finance and sharing this information with other people. I have done a little bit of everything in the financial industry over my career. I was a lender for 7 years handling commercial, consumer and residential loans. I was also licensed to sell life/health and property/casualty insurance in the state of MO. I have an undergraduate degree in Ag-Business with a minor in Agronomy and a MBA from Lindenwood University. In addition to this website, I work full time as an IT Consultant, maintaining this blog and my coaching business.
I taught a self-developed budgeting course at the community college called “The Basics of Budgeting”. I loved teaching this class and sharing my knowledge on saving money. I got the idea from my days as a lender, people would come into my office and ask me “how much can I afford for a house”? WHAT?!?! You should know this!!! I was shocked people put so much trust in the lender to tell them what to buy. It really bothered me too. So after some planning and more planning…I created the class and had a pretty successful run teaching it for 4 years. I’ve also done budgeting counseling through my church and spoke for women’s financial education seminars.
I taught my self everything I know about creating this website. So if it’s not exactly perfect, now you know why! I like to learn new things and I don’t mind teaching myself. It’s kind of fun to learn that way.
Since I graduated from college and started working, I have been focused on getting out of debt and trying to save money. I tried to follow the latest trends and read as much as I could, but to tell you the truth, it was confusing. I also didn’t have the time to possibly read everything that was out there and it was hard to keep up.
All of that changed when I started thinking about money from a different perspective. Not only did I want to get out of debt, but I wanted to start building wealth for myself. I used to think that building wealth was just for rich people. Then I realized anyone, on any income, can start building wealth. It’s just a matter of making the decision to do so.
So that’s why I started this blog. The realization I had about both debt and building wealth have really changed my financial outlook. I would love to network with like minded people and get the word out! Check out my building wealth page of the blog or feel free to contact me . I would love to chat and hear your story!