Hello and welcome to a Silver Lined Life!
I created this lifestyle blog in order to organize all the missing or scattered info there was out there on finances, health and sludging through the murky (and beautiful) waters of being a new parent!
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My name is Alice Bolte and I am a mother, wife, organizer and dreamer.
I am a 20 something young adult who graduated with a BFA. In “exit loan counseling”, I was shown how much my student loan was, how much I needed to earn to pay it off and how much a graphic designer makes. I was shell shocked. I made more serving coffee.
Four years into the design industry and I hated it. I had been told “do something you love.” I loved design, I loved art and I loved illustration. But the career had many more factors that heavily outweighed anything I had loved.
I was asked, “How do you want to live?”
Not, “What do you do?” or “What do you want to do?”
How did I want to live? I looked into this concept and became enamored with what I found: getting debt free, retiring young, and living a financially independent lifestyle. When I was young, my school had given us a job test and told me I was going to be a hedge trimmer or something. Why didn’t they teach me about lifestyles, being an entrepreneur and proper handing of finances?
Currently, we have paid off 20,000+ in student loans over the past year, moved to one income, streamlined our life, had a baby and are working on retiring young.
If we can do it, anyone can!
Blogging has helped us on this financial journey. Check out the posts below: