About Every Single Dollar

Wouldn’t it be great to hear personal finance advice from someone who walks in your shoes? That’s why Every Single Dollar was created – personal finance for the single woman. It’s the personal finance resource designed to address personal finance with your life in mind. From budgeting & savings to insurance and retirement, Every Single Dollar will provide information presented from the single woman’s point of view so that you can make informed financial decisions and set yourself up for financial success.

About Jessica

I used to think that debt would always be a way of life…

Debt Free Photo

I sort of paid attention to my finances but thought I would worry about it later – when I was married with kids and a mortgage and when I needed to worry about it…

I didn’t realize how out of control my finances were – and that it was considered normal to be this out of control.

My story goes back to 2010 when I watched my grandmother balance her checkbook and reflected on the sacrifices she and my grandfather made coming to the US in 1962. With $100 in their pocket and only the clothes on their back, they started over, fleeing their Cuban homeland in search for a better life.
Watching her I realized that I was not taking care of my own financial situation and needed to address my financial habits.

The stark reality of $56,000 in debt was overwhelming, especially since I was facing it on my own. As I was working through a personal finance course to learn how to handle my money, I gained the belief that I could reach my goal of becoming debt free and gain control of my financial life. Through many ups and downs, I finally became debt free in March 2015.

Throughout my debt free journey, I couldn’t find a program designed to address my personal finance needs as a single woman. So I decided to created the community I wish I would have had when I was getting out of debt. My goal is to bring a message of hope to other single women like myself – to teach the principles of personal finance and instill the belief that they can achieve their financial goals – like getting out of debt, buying a home, or planning for retirement.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your financial journey. I look forward to working with you and giving you the tools and support you need to make the best financial decisions for your life.