Elizabeth Byrne grew up reading prolifically and began writing creatively at the age of thirteen. Though she has won several awards for her writing, as well as founding and editing a literary magazine, writing was replaced for a time by other interests.
After too many “blood on the highways” style economic videos made her terrified of nearly all things finance related, save for a lockbox full of cash under the bed, she got a job working as a bank teller to understand the ins and outs of the financial world. She subsequently spent two years observing and trying to learn from the mistakes she witnessed, only to discover that there were also proactive ways of dealing with finances. Excited by the prospect of a new, more money-conscious self she discovered finance fits in the “easier said than done” category, and is now working to unlearn years of conditioning as a consumer, while trying to find the balance between fun and frugal.
Elizabeth is studying at Colby College, and is working on applying to graduate school for religious studies (and the accompanying financial applications). In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, designing and printing t-shirts, and improving her cooking skills. She can be contacted at email@example.com.