Welcome to Careful Cents – a blog designed to help freelancers, solopreneurs and go-getters how to get out of debt and organize their life, so they can create their dream business.
My name is Carrie Smith and I’m a financial strategist, digital marketer and social media lover who enjoys traveling. I’m currently on a journey to quit my small business accounting job of 10 years, to pursue full-time entrepreneurship and blogging.
Carrie Smith, Creator of Careful Cents
What I’m About
I’m not your normal horse back riding, southern kind of girl – I’m a rocker at heart. I like wearing black clothing, dying my hair with bright streaks, and breaking a few rules. I love writing about finances and sharing my failures and successes with life and money. I’m somewhat of a nerd and I really enjoy my work.
Things I’m passionate about include:
- Taking photos with Instagram (@carefulcents)
- Reading books and ebooks
- Saving money using ImpulseSave
- Social media (omg I love Twitter)
I’ve been passionate about helping small businesses, freelancers and soloprenerus for the past 10 years. I currently work for Payoff.com as the Community Manager and Blog Editor, and for Alexis Grant as the Marketing Assistant. In the past, I worked as a small business accountant for 10 years and for H&R Block as a Tax Specialist for 3 years.
I worked diligently since January 2009 to pay off all my credit card debt and
I am proud to say the only debt I have left is my car, a Scion TC, that I had to purchase after being in a major car crash.
On May 29, 2012 I officially became debt free! I paid off $14,000 while living on about 2/3 of my income (my story is featured on the Huffington Post). It was difficult but totally worth it! Through this journey I’ve changed my outlook on life, and have a better sense of purpose.
What This Blog is About
I started this blog to become a unique source of entrepreneurial, finance and business advice for anyone looking to make money from things they truly love. It’s all about inspiring you to color outside the lines, to find and follow what makes you happy and to dream BIG.
On this blog you will find ways to take back control of your life and finances, how to get out of debt and make more money as a solopreneur so you can support an epic lifestyle. You will also find ways to create a better work-life balance and find a career you enjoy.
Join Me on This Adventure
Getting out of debt has opened so many opportunities for me, both in my career, my relationships, and life in general. I’ve been able to travel more and go on new adventures! I’ve met tons of amazing and inspiring people and I’ve made some life long friends along the way.
I’d love to have you come along for the ride as we go on an adventure to get out of debt and make cents of life! I can’t promise you it will always be easy, but I can promise you it will never be boring.
Whether your topic of interest is money, running your own business, traveling or organization – you will find it here.