Six years ago shemakescents started as a way for me to share my financial journey with the world… and by that I mean my dad and my cousin Dot because they were the only two people reading my stuff in the early days. I kept writing because I wanted to share my story and connect with others. I knew my financial journey felt different from my other twenty-something friends because they would come to me with their questions about buying a house and how to get ahead of student loan debt during a recession. Soon, other people joined my dad and cousin in subscribing to the blog and that was the first time I really felt like I wasn’t talking to myself. In the past 6 years, I have been so surprised by the people who take a moment out of their busy day to tell me how much they enjoy reading shemakescents. You have been with me when I paid off my credit card, bought a car off Craigslist and got married. To the 1.3 MILLION visitors to she makes cents…. thank you for joining me for the past 6 years. Stay tuned, 2017 has the potential to be our best year yet!