Welcome to the Make Money Your Honey blog!
My name is Amanda Abella and I’m so glad you’ve stumbled upon my little corner of the internet!
I’m a full-time personal finance writer, an online business coach, and a millennial money expert. I’m also a Latina (Cuban-American in case you’re wondering) residing in the beautiful city of Miami (305 till I die).
My passion for personal finance, fascination with online business and desire to empower my generation led to the creation of this here blog.
It all started back in 2010 when, like most millennials that year, I couldn’t find a job after graduating from college. After going months without employment and having to move back home to Miami, I realized that creating my own job would be the only way I could ride out a Recession. I also realized I needed to get my financial life together – like, ASAP.
Since making the decision to learn about money and pursue entrepreneurship I’ve had the opportunity to write for some very cool financial companies, launched an Amazon best-selling book, learned how to invest, and have been able to increase my income to 3x what I was making at a regular job (with room to grow!).
You won’t find me talking much about frugality, though. My philosophy is to find ways to save, invest and buy that hot pair of shoes you love! You may also find lots of references to Cuban coffee (A.K.A. my fuel) and Latin culture porque, why not?
Random Things About Me
If you’re still reading and happen to want to know even more about me, this section is for you.
I currently reside in the Brickell neighborhood in Miami. My parents are both immigrants from Cuba which plays a major part in my overall personality. I add a little sazón to everything and I’m heavily caffeinated thanks to Cuban coffee. I’m fully bilingual (English and Spanish) and it’s not unusual for me to switch languages in the middle of a sentence. I also curse (you’ve been warned).
I’m a personal development junkie, a crystal collector and a sucker for good art and design. In fact, when someone would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said artist. It wasn’t until my teen years when I realized my art was writing, not drawing (but I still love a good exhibit!). And it wasn’t until my 20s when I realized I’m actually a very pragmatic and logical thinker (I always thought I was totally right-brained).
I have a degree in English literature, worked as a teacher for students from Latin America learning English as a second language, canvassed for an environmental campaign when I was 20 (which I affectionately call my first sales job), was a recruiter for a couple of years and eventually got my life coaching certification.
Most of all I’m obsessed with all things money. I’ve realized it has a lot more to do with psychology and mindset than people realize and have since grown an insatiable appetite for finance and business.
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