Welcome to Budget Buddha!
The word Buddha means ‘Awakened One’, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are.
This blog will teach you to see your finances with open eyes, become content with what you have and be enlightened to make good financial decisions.
My hope is that you’ll walk along this financial freedom journey with me to achieve wealth, peace and happiness.
About the founder…
Please call me BB. I’m turning the big 3-0 this year. I was able to reach financial freedom at 28 where I had no debt, my “side” income = my expenses and I had a little nest egg set aside for “real retirement” at 67+.
My tax return would show me as head of household but there’s oh so much more in between those lines. I was a SINGLE TEENAGE PARENT at 16 and worked my way through high school & college. I was able to graduate in 3 years because of my awesome family & friends and I was able to graduate DEBT FREE due to a truck load of scholarships.
While technically I was financially free at 28, my side income was meeting only the most minimally required expenses like food, shelter, & utilities. I realized that living as a pauper is not where I wanted to be. Even though I’m not extravagant in my lifestyle, I do enjoy having extra MOO-LA to splurge occasionally.
In order to have that extra moo-la, I chose to take a promotion last year so that I could continue building up my freedom fund. Along with the promotion, I’ve managed to acquire a mortgage, a personal loan and credit card debt.
Shocking? I know. It seems like I’ve thrown away all my financial good sense. There are days where I feel like I’ve definitely lost my mind. However, I took a calculated gamble and we’ll see how it turns out.
Please stay tuned to see how I’ll climb out of debt, build wealth and learn the art of contentment.