Welcome to I'm Livin' Golden

Hey everybody! Welcome to my personal finance and lifestyle design blog.

It’s pretty cool to have the last name Golden; however, my life hasn’t always been so Golden. I struggled a lot with finances, and was even on the verge of filing bankruptcy at one point in my life. It wasn’t until my mother passed away from her battle with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000, that I started getting serious about making a financial change.

Not having any money to help with her final expenses triggered a shift in my money mentality. It was then, that I decided to focus on improving my financial future. The journey hasn’t always been easy, and I am still learning a lot, but I am well on my way to a solid financial future.

Now, I truly feel like I’m living the life I have always wanted to live. I have the greatest family, we live in beautiful Southern California, and we’re setting ourselves up for true financial freedom! Although the name of the site is I’m Livin’ Golden, my hope is that I can help others out there live a great life as well.

I have been in the payroll industry for over 17 years, so I enjoy all things related to money, personal finance, and travel. Here, I’ll share everything I have learned in these areas and what has worked for me on my journey.

Please feel free to share your experiences with me as well in the blog comments and on my social media sites. I look forward to hearing you say, I'm Livin' Golden too!