Black, Broke, & Fancy


My relationship with money is bad. Really bad. All I do is window shop or spend 61$ on food in one day, and justify by saying, “I was out all day.” Truth be told growing up with nothing* makes me just want to do anything I want. That is what I have been doing for the last 11 years since I got my first job. I buy what I want. When I want it. Because at the end of the day, who else is going to do it?

I have a tendency to overspend because there were times in my life where my family was just broke. We had to go to the food bank, we stayed in the shelter, a good portion of my early teens was spent living in subsidized housing aka Section 8. I rarely got new clothes. We didn’t travel. We didn’t have family vacations. We rarely went out. I didn’t get on a plane until I was 26.

I could list you all of my misfortunes but I am not going to do that but Black, Broke, and Fancy will be the story of how I am getting myself out of the negative and into the positive. My relationship with money today and how I am going to curve my spending for the foreseeable future. Get to actually having a savings account and only what I need to like electric, gas, and Hulu. I don’t need Hulu but I do want entertainment.

Next Post: Budget Breakdown!

*I got things. We had things. We lost things. Our income was forever fluctuating but not having a stable home life is kind of what got me into buying whatever I wanted, no matter what.


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