Hey! I’m Kelly – a mother, wife, and entrepreneur.

Why did I name my blog Noble Nickel? Because I want to help you live a great life without going into the red.

I think most of us tend to want the same things – we resolve to live a life where we can spend more time with our family and friends, have the financial stability to do it, have some fun, and just be ourselves!

You are in the right place if you can relate to this…

My Story…

I graduated from a top ranked university in Canada in 2004 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Human Resources. A few days after I wrote my last exam I start my first HR job. I have been working in HR ever since.

In November 2015, I decided to try HR Consulting which I am currently still doing. It is great! I really enjoy working with different clients and helping them improve their businesses.

Well, I kind of got the entrepreneurial bug. I started to look at things differently. I had a significant mindset shift.

In approximately July of 2016, I started getting my business records for tax purposes together for the first half of the year.  This somehow lead me to start analyzing our finances in depth and I wasn’t happy. I’m a numbers girl so spreadsheets excite me! I created a very elaborate spreadsheet with a detailed analysis of our financial situation.

I knew we should be doing so much better; we should be more ahead than we are. I hadn’t given it much thought until then at 35 years old! It hit me like a ton of bricks! And I became obsessed. I started reading everything I could about personal finance and that is what lead me to this whole blogging idea.

I kept seeing post after post about how great blogging is. I initially dismissed the idea thinking “no I can’t do that, I wouldn’t even know where to start.” However, I kept stumbling across the idea and I started to read about it. This lead to a second obsession.

Maybe I can do this.

Here I am.

Why blogging? It is a natural fit for me because I like writing. I had forgotten how much I like it! I also enjoy helping people solve problems and now that personal finance is my new passion, it’s a natural fit.

I read post after post about how anyone can do it if they have the dedication. It took me months to decide if I should take the plunge. I grappled with a lot of self-limiting beliefs such as:

  • What if I fail?
  • What if I don’t have the dedication?
  • What will my friends and family think?
  • What if no one cares about what I write?

During this time of reflection, we were also working really hard on improving our finances. Yes, I have a degree in business and many of the courses I took and did well in were in finance, but not personal finance. This I had to figure out on my own. So that’s my story.

The Noble Cause…

So, I want to help you strive for a better more fulfilling life through the everyday that doesn’t put you in the red. Whether that be to continuously improve your finances, save money (I LOVE a good bargain!), make money, productivity, health, etc.

Do you like it when the information you are looking for is organized and gets right to the point? Me too. That’s why I focus on keeping my posts simple, quick and easy to read, and easy to implement.

You are probably looking for ways (like me) to be more efficient with your time, money, and energy. My hope is that I can share great ideas, lessons learned, and applicable products that will help you achieve your goals.

Let’s spend our time, energy, and money more wisely!

If you have any feedback or questions for me, please send me an email at kelly @ noble nickel.com.