Hello, and welcome to my financial, hobby, and lifestyle blog! I started this blog in 2016 to share my tips on enjoying your hobbies while taking control of your finances. Along the way you will learn how to travel, find a hobby, and more all on a budget!
I’m a newlywed currently living in Tampa, FL a place with great weather year round. I started Hobbies and Cents because I wanted to teach people (including myself) that they could still enjoy a bit of pleasure while learning to budget, save money, and get out of debt.
MY Financial Journey
My journey of living paycheck to paycheck started right after high school. I was a naïve when I went off to college I believed that I could take out student loans, shop, and do any and everything I wanted because I was destined to get a great paying job when it was all said and done. But oh how I was wrong. While I don’t have a large amount of credit card debt I do have a significant amount of student loan debt. Shortly before I moved to Tampa, I felt alone and empty and used shopping as a way of escape. Thankfully I didn’t incur a lot of credit card debt but I didn’t have a lot of savings. In the back of my mind I was scared the bottom was going to fall out from under me. Interesting enough I decided to do that about a year before I got married and was able to comfortably pay for my wedding in CASH! Now we are putting our feet to the pedal to get out of debt and enjoy some pleasures along the way.
My favorite hobbies include travel, reading, going to museums, dating my husband, and now BLOGGING. I am always open to try something new. In fact one of my goals this year is to make fitness a hobby. Budgeting isn’t really by hobby but I put it on the list because I need consistently fund my hobbies and not feel deprived.
What to Expect
I love writing and sharing my tips of what I’ve found t work. I hope to give you tools, tips, and motivation to get your finances in order while enjoying your life. You don’t have to keep up with Joneses to live a good life you just have to be smart with your cents!
Got a topic you want me to write about? Email Rhonesha@hobbiesandcents.com