Hi there, I’m Allison!

I’m glad you found my little piece of the internet. I’m on a mission to build the life of my dreams – not the one society says I should have – and I want to help you do the same!

Do you really feel like you can do whatever you want with your life? I’ve found most women in their twenties don’t! Through Financial Flamingo, I provide tools and resources to help other women find balance and live life on their terms.

 

I teach about money management, online business, and how to get more done in less time so you can focus on what really matters. You only get this one life to live and there’s no reason to spending it doing anything other than what makes you happy!

I originally started Financial Flamingo as a place to document my journey paying off my debt. Over time, I’ve realized I love talking about how finding financial freedom can really open up the choices you have to build a life you’ll totally love!

Taking control of your finances will let you break the paycheck to paycheck cycle and give you more freedom to spend time on the things you love.

Improving your productivity and time management helps manage your stress levels and get more done. I’m a planner at heart – and I love coming up with new ways to keep my life organized and on track.

Financial Flamingo is a business, and I’m sharing all the tips, tricks, wins, and fails I have along the way so you can find your own entreprenuerial spirit!

We only have this one life to live – what are you going to do with yours?

About Financial Flamingo

Mission: To empower women to win with money and in life – on their own terms.

Values:

  • Optimism: We believe in a bright future, even when things are at their most challenging.
  • Integrity: We do the right thing, even when it’s hard.
  • Honesty: We believe in open, transparent, honest communication in all forms.
  • Courage: We aren’t afraid to take risks and do what feels right, even when others disagree.

Do you ever feel like even though you’re doing all the right things, something still feels like it’s missing? That’s how I’ve felt for the last few years. I’ve done so much to build my career, have a social life, and meet the expectations I feel I have to meet. Since I’ve started Financial Flamingo I’ve started to dream about what else could be possible – now running my business keeps me sane!

I have always been entrepreneurial-minded. Playing “store” was always my favorite game as a child, and I think I’ve started 3 or 4 blogs in the years since I graduated from college. At one point I considered starting a pet store… and even my MBA has a focus in entrepreneurial leadership!

Financial Flamingo gives me an outlet to talk about the things I love talking about while getting to enjoy an entrepreneurial project. 

 

Financial Flamingo started as a place for me to share my progress paying off my debt. I pretty much just started the blog and immediately launched it without too much planning. Once I started researching blogging a little more, I realized that it could actually be a business opportunity and I decided to lean into that.

About 6 months after I started my blog, I also started a YouTube channel. Not only was it a great way to add interest to blog posts, but it was another income opportunity as well. I was able to grow my channel and qualify for monetization within 3 months.

In March of 2020, I enrolled in Elite Blog Academy to take my business to the next level. At this point, I made a slight shift in my content to better reflect the message I really care about – empowering women to win with money and in life, on their own terms!

 

If you’ve ever considered starting a blog before, I highly suggest you jump right in! While blogging is a ton of work – I won’t lie to you there – it is so worthwhile to find a community of other like-minded people to share with. Making some extra money on the side doesn’t hurt either!

I think my absolute favorite thing about blogging is that it can be whatever I want it to be. I work a very systematic and intense corporate job (which I do love!). Writing for Financial Flamingo gives me a creative outlet that helps me turn off the regulating side of my brain and just do what I want!

I also like that it helps hold me accountable for the goals I set for myself. Finding financial freedom and paying off debt is definitely a long term goal. Especially with posts like income reports and debt updates, it is nice to be able to go back and see my progress over time.

 

Most of all, my business gives me a way to hold onto my dreams. What are those big dreams you hold inside and don’t really talk about? One of mine has always been to own my own business! Building your own business is amazing because you get out exactly what you put in, and you can build something you’re really proud of.

When my job gets stressful or I’m just not feeling content, my blog gives me an outlet to talk about what’s going on. I get to come here and talk about the things I love to talk about, which is usually pretty therapeutic and makes me feel a lot better.

While Financial Flamingo is very much still a work in progress, I am really happy with myself for taking the first step and just getting started.