How’s it going, guys? Hello and welcome to my personal finance and lifestyle blog! I’m Belle, nice to meet you! Glad you’re here.
I created Budget with Belle to share my tips and tricks about personal finance that I’ve learned over the years and hopefully help readers improve their finances also. A few random facts about me, while I can be very outgoing, (sometimes, inner introvert) and maintain a positive attitude to encourage those around me. I’m a
bit huge (of) introvert. (Surprised)? So, creating Budget with Belle is one of the ways I can train myself to overcome procrastination, get my voice out there, and make some new friends.
A little about me:
My family and I are from Haiti. Haitians, are lively, gracious and vibrant. We love literature, Art and colorful cuisine. Our personalities are as vibrant as the rest of our culture, something that certainly holds true with me. Family and friends are important to me, I make a point to keep in touch with them.
I’ve become somewhat knowledgeable in personal finance— and not all of my knowledge comes from positive times. When I was eighteen, I got my first credit card and soon after lost my job. It lead me to do some serious damage to my credit score, because of late payment. But! Most bad things can be turned around though! With persistent, self-development and hard work I was able to rebuild my credit on my own.
Today I’m proud to have an almost “perfect” credit score. I live in a loft style apartment with my boyfriend Mr. Ebony, just outside of Rhode Island’s capital city of Providence. Inspired by designs on Pinterest (I love Pinterest y’all!) and a desire to stay on budget, some of our apartment was DIY! Having a stylish bar cart we DIY (
ourselves, mostly Mr. Ebony, ha) was fun to put together and definitely finance friendly. Providence is a city with a huge foodie culture, and there are plenty of great places at affordable prices. Staying on budget and having a vibrant and exciting life is possible with some good tips and tricks personal finance (you’ll learn a ton of them here).
Out of necessity I’ve developed these hints and tricks— and small habits that add up to significant savings. When thrust into a make or break situation, success and failure seem to be the only outcomes… but that’s not entirely true. I walked away with learned experiences, which have built me up over time. Today I’m proud to say I’m ready to share them with you, and help you budget your way to an emotionally and fiscally healthy lifestyle!