Gwen Merz on Fiery Millennials, financial independence and saving $200 by age 30 – MAF193
On the show this week, I chat to Gwen Merz, the founder of Fiery Millennials, a blog site dedicated to making sense of finances for young people.
We talk about how Gwen saved $200,000 whilst in her twenties and how she built her blog to help others achieve financial independence.
Welcome to episode 193 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.
We chat about:
How Gwen saved rather than spent her money
Why Gwen set up the Fiery Millennials blog
How she built her website by not following "the rules"
Making financial advice less complicated
How to make financial services an enticing career option
Gwen’s advice to millennials seeking financial independence
Who is Gwen?
Gwen started her blog three and a half years ago after finding a ‘Financially Independent Retiring Early’ (FIRE) community during college. While it provided value, there was no-one young, female and starting out on their financial journey to relate to.
Realising that most bloggers were at a different life stage, Gwen created the blog she wanted to read. It helps her make connections, find new ideas and understand how others live.
She worked for a large, globally-recognised corporation and intended to retire at 35. By age 27 she’d saved $200,000, which over the next 30 years will compound to $1.5m without additional contributions.
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