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Conversations with the Inspiring Victoria Volpei

Today we’d like to introduce you to Victoria Volpei.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
In under three years, I was able to pay off over $65,000 in debt using my strategic budgeting. When I graduated from college, I had NO clue what I was doing with my student debt. If you asked me honestly, I just wanted to ignore it! One day, I went to make the minimum payment and was honestly looking at how I could spend the rest of it! However, my boyfriend (who is now my husband) encouraged me to make a larger payment.

It became a game for me. I LOVED to figure out how big of a payment I could make and still live in other areas of my life. I even went so far as to leave myself only $50 for an entire month.

I then learned the hard way how impractical that lifestyle is when I got super sick and landed in the ER with a huge bill and no money. Now, after 8 years of budgeting, saving and living debt-free, I’ve learned the solutions that actually WORK.

It’s my greatest passion to identify what an individual is good at, and what their greatest strengths are, and apply that to budgeting. For example, my husband Jeff is a total saver. He will spend no money ever, so budgeting for him looks totally different from what it looks like for me. For each personality, there are different ways to budget, and I love helping people personalize their budgeting plan to meet their needs and their strengths.

When I’m not blogging about tips for budgeting or finding great deals for my friends, you can find me walking with the babe, grabbing coffee with friends, or hanging with my hubby!

Has it been a smooth road?
It hasn’t always been a smooth road. Feelings of inadequacy can always creep in. At the end of the day, God is always reminding me that He’s given me this story for a reason and it’s become such a joy to share about my past and how God is using it now. If even one person feels encouraged by my story from debt to freedom, I am so happy!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into The Blonde Budget story. Tell us more about the business.
My fresh approach to budgeting provides freedom in spending so you can live beautifully without compromising the things you love.

As you follow along, I’ll provide tips and tricks on how to save money and ways to keep beautiful things inexpensive. If you’re looking for a place to find good deals on everyday items and style, I have that ready to go for you as well!

For those of you really ready to tackle debt and develop a sound game plan, I also provide budget coaching at a small fee. In comparison to other coaches, I prefer to charge less because I truly believe this knowledge and freedom should be feasible for everyone- Regardless of their financial position!

Do you have any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general? What has worked well for you?
Get out there! Ask questions, don’t be shy. Get to know others’ stories and seek to understand before sharing your story.

Pricing:

  • Budget Coaching- $75
  • Budget Coaching w/ Detailed Budget- $150

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Rachel Burns Photo

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