When we start thinking of everything in our financial lives as ‘I can’t possibly do X,’ we shortchange ourselves from a lot of things that might make us happy.
— Kea Wilson

In this podcast episode, Rachel Quednau interviews her colleague Kea Wilson about her journey to financial freedom and personal resilience. Kea talks about how she paid off $25,000 in college debt in less than a year and how a mindset of financial frugality and saving over spending has stayed with her since. By finding joy in low-cost, productive, simple activities and adopting a lifestyle aimed at happiness, not consumption, Kea is charting a path of personal and community resilience. We can all learn something from it.

This episode is part of an ongoing series about personal and household resilience. Find more articles in the series here.

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Kea, with one of her many money-saving tools: a bike!

Kea, with one of her many money-saving tools: a bike!


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