Hi. I’m Holly, the writer behind califloralife.
I’ve been living here in Southern California since May 2015, when I moved here to be with my OkCupid match who ended up being the exact right person for me. Who knew that online dating could actually work out? And a FREE site on top of that.
One of the biggest struggles of living in Southern California is that it is a high cost of living area. We’re thankful to have the jobs that we do, and that we’re able to make it and survive.
We’re in it to win it for the long haul, and are currently saving at least $100,000 for a down payment for a house.
But it’s the worst thing to hear people say things like this:
“Oh, it’s just too expensive to live there. You should just move away.”
It drives me crazy to hear stuff like “If you stopped buying Starbucks or Avocado toast, you’d be able to afford so much more.”
Truth bomb for you, friends: Starbucks isn’t the problem when it comes to money. Avocados are not the villain budget-buster they are made out to be.
Budgeting is one of the keys to being able to survive, trive, and flourish in a high cost of living area.
Here’s what you can expect on this site:
- Frank, straightforward talk about budgeting
- The impact of a budget on your life
- Budget alternatives to favorite items
- Tips on saving money
- Tips on making more money
- Real talk about life in a high cost of living area
I won’t be hating on Starbucks. I can’t. I love it – but it’s not something I’ll get everyday.
We’re in the process of saving up $100,000 to save up for a down payment on a house. There will definitely be updates on that journey as we go!
Come join me as I grow and flourish, and let’s learn together.