Growing Up Doesn’t Have to Suck

The fact is, talking about money, career stuff, and becoming an “adult” can be awkward and intimidating.

That’s why this site is here. It’s your online best friend.

This is a place where we talk transparently about managing money, paying debt, building credit, and living a financially responsible, amazing life. Here’s a good place to start.

TEAM OF WRITERS

TAYLOR MEDINE

Founder & Editor

Taylor graduated in 2011 with student loan debt and without a clue on how to adult. This site was created as a diary to write about money lessons and has since morphed into a personal finance, career, and self-improvement magazine for the modern woman. She’s a CFEI, professional personal finance writer and author of The 60-Minute Money Plan: How to Budget Even If You Hate Budgeting.

JASMINE WRITES

Contributor

Based in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Jasmine is a freelance writer who enjoys bargain hunting. And tarot.

DAISY DIANA

Contributor

Daisy Diana is a 36 years old, Indonesian Dutchie living in Germany. She has a background of more than 13 years working in creative agencies and being a communications advisor and content creator within companies. Daisy is the writer and creator of her own personal blog about her family’s expat adventure in Germany: MMMY, Confessions of an Expat MMMY in Germany.

ESEANDRE MORDI

Contributor

Originally from Nigeria, Eseandre Mordi got in tune with the western culture during her college days in the United States. She loves makeup, music, and is passionate about making people smile. She is also an advocate of women’s rights and dedicate most of time pushing the women brand during her writing.

More about the founder…

Hi, I’m Taylor, the chick behind this site. Here’s a bit of backstory: I graduated in 2011 with a decent job but no idea how to manage money or how to be an actual adult. So I did what any “wanna be” adult would do and spent an obscene amount of money on happy hours, heels, and bottle service.

Around 2013ish, I got the itch to start doing things a bit differently because, although I got paid pretty well, it didn’t feel like I had much of a direction or goals.

So I got serious about budgeting and paid off some lingering student loan debt to get that out of the way. (I share the SUPER easy budgeting method I used here in this book. Tooting my own horn—the book was an Amazon Bestseller for its category earlier this year! It’s great even for people who hate budgeting.)

Fast forward a bit and I started documenting my story here on this blog. I fell in love with writing online and I started writing about personal finance for other publications and companies.

Eventually, writing for clients and writing on this blog became my full-time job.

Interested in writing, blogging, or self-publishing? Check out my writing tips, blogging tips, and best practices for running an online business on my professional site.

What do we talk about on TayTalksMoney?

The fact is, talking about money, career stuff, and becoming an “adult” can be awkward and intimidating.

For a while, I felt too ashamed to ask for help when I needed it. That’s why this site is here. It’s your online best friend. This is a place where we talk transparently about managing money, paying debt, building credit, and living a financially responsible amazing life.