About the Financial Minimalist

norwegian bat girl

Hi, my name’s Phuong. I love to talk and read about personal finance and minimalism. I’ve been exploring these topics since 2006.

I started this blog in the summer of 2013. I wanted a way of sharing and engaging with these ideas with a larger community (partly because I have exhausted the attention of my friends and family with all of this stuff).

For me, being in control of personal finances is about freedom. And minimizing possessions is about maximizing choice.

Sometimes life gets in the way but that’s the fun part.

Random facts about me:

Since 2008, I have kept track of every penny I spend and earn. It’s fun for me and has become a habit at this point.

I live in Boston, MA and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. I think living in cities my whole life has made me crave equal amounts of frenetic city stimulation and solitude.

I went to college in the US and then grad school. I am good at school. But I’ve learned the hard way that being good at school doesn’t automatically make one good at life.

*The photo is from my month-long adventure in Scandinavia. The sweater was borrowed from a Norwegian friend and the sunglasses were a gift from a Boston friend.

2 comments

  1. I really like the line “I am good at school. But I’ve learned the hard way that being good at school doesn’t automatically make one good at life.”

    I couldn’t agree more! Very cool to be reading your blog 🙂

    1. I enjoy reading your blog too. You’re like the Canadian version of me, hah!

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