34 minutes | Apr 2, 2021

EP163: Financial Independence in Her 30s with Diania Merriam

Diania Merriam is on the show today to share her story of reaching financial independence in her 30s. After living in New York City in her 20s and racking up $30k in debt, Diania decided enough was enough and it was time to change her mindset about money. What would it be like to reach financial independence?  After making the choice to turn away from her old financial habits, Diania shares how she reached financial independence in her 30s. She shares how she: Changed her belief about money and consumerism How she paid off $30k in 11 months How she saves 60% of her income! Taking a 2 month sabatical and to backpack 500 miles through Spain Starting her own conference for like-minded people Diania is also the founder of the EconoME Conference , a conference in Cincinnati each year where like-minded people get together to share their new found beliefs around financial independence, financial freedom, and early retirement. BONUS: Use Promo Code "MONEYPEACH" to get a nice little discount on ticket prices to conference. Even if you have no desire to attend the conference (which I will be attending and I would love to see you there), you'll still want to listen to Dania's story and how she dispells the myths about reaching financial independence. Mentioned in this episode The EconoME Conference Diania's YouTube Video Making Her Last Debt Payment The Motley Fool ** Thanks so much for listening to the show and if you feel the content of this podcast was helpful, please subscribe and leave a review! ** Today's show was brought to you by OneAZ Credit Union — my very own credit union I have been proud a member of since 2011.  If you live in Arizona and are looking for a large credit union with a local, customer-focused feel for your personal or business banking needs, look no further than OneAZ Credit Union. All the show notes, links and anything I mentioned can be found at https://www.moneypeach.com/session163
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