Introduce Yourself Here

¡Hola! I’m a long-time admirer of the OMD podcast and brand new to the forums. I live in the Portland area and dream of owning a home someday…so here I am, to get my budget right and make that happen! I’m also working to budget my time better and get some side hustle ideas off the ground.

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Welcome!

Welcome! I love your avatar!

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Hi Roses!

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Hello!
I am Rodeo! Have heard a lot about this forum from @Meowkins for a while!
I’m in my mid 30’s, worked in non-profits for entire professional career, everything I learned about money is from Meowkins and her dad lol. I’ve made some smart decisions and some very silly ones, looking to get more control over my finances and impulse purchasing. I’m making more money than I have ever made (it’s not an exorbitant amount, but it’s more than I expected to be making) and I want to be smart about it.
Oh, also, huge nerd, sometimes frustrating and clueless as Meowkins can attest to, and incredibly silly human.
Looking forward to getting to know you folks!

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Hello! The system flagged you because you were so eager and posted on @Meowkins journal, it thought you might be a robot (I approved you, decided you didn’t look like a bot!)

Welcome to the forums, I’m super familiar with this on a personal level:

l, the whole reason I got into finance is because I went from making ~$1000 a month in nonprofits for most of my career to $15/hr and then $19/hr and started worrying that I would “waste” it!

Let me know if you need any help finding your way around. Budgetober starts next week and it might be a fun place to dip your toe in: Budgetober is BACK! Challenge October 1 - 31 🎃👻🦇

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FTFY.

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Hiiii!!!

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HIIIIII FRAND!!!

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Hi rodeo!

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Welcome to… your first rodeo then I suppose? :thinking:

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Have a meme!

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This is the beginning of great friendship, I can feel it in my bones.

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Please, join us in the Meme-ing our way through the apocalypse and funny thing I saw today threads. :raised_hands:t2: Arguably my greatest service to humanity over there.

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Hi! I’m Elle and I know a creepy amount about you. You may obtain videos of my family from meow so that the scales are even

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Hello Elle, thanks for being honest about the knowledge you have obtained, I’m sure we can come to some kind of equilibrium of mutually assured creepiness. Just give it time.

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This is so cool to have you join here @Rodeo - thanks for being such a good IRL friend to @Meowkins

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Hi, I’m Maggie (cis, she/her). Originally from the upper-midwest and love Irish music, thus the username!

I’m 30 and just moved into a house in the burbs with my lovely partner. I have the most wonderful floof, and you can see him in his Halloween hat in my profile pic.

I’ve been obsessed with budgeting and growing my ever-evolving spreadsheet since I graduated college. Most of my 20’s I was really transitory and didn’t make much money, so I had to budget hard (I’m mad lucky though because no college debt). Now I’m living in a home my partner just bought, in a suburb, with a CAR, in a good job I plan to keep for the foreseeable future and it’s kind of freaking me out! Life has become a lot more settled all of a sudden.

I think my main goal on here is to learn travel hacking tips. I’ve gotten out of the habit of traveling the last 4 years or so and find myself feeling anxious and fearful about things that used to feel easy and fun. I want to feel free despite my new, more traditional lifestyle.

I don’t really know how to use forums so I hope this intro is ok! Any tips on forum use/community norms would be fabulous!

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This is an excellent intro! Welcome!

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Hi Maggie!

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Welcome!

People are pretty nice to each other here, so don’t be an asshole and I’m sure you’ll get along fine! But also, I’m sure you wouldn’t be an asshole. You seem very lovely and you’ll fit in great. Plus, you have a cat. That gives you extra bonus points. :innocent:

One of my very favorite musicians in named Maggie, so I already like you.

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