I'm Ana Ramirez, a Colombian content creator, living in Montreal, Canada.
Financial-Mess website was created to help people who are financially struggling as I was for many years. As a single mother I faced hard times, and being in a foreign country make it even harder.
I publish in social media posts about daily financial situations we are living every single day.
Why? Because in 2014 I got a good job, and everything was supposed to work but, I was feeling like falling down on a black hole without any hope of growing financially. I was living from one paycheck to another and was so difficult to put food on the table for my kids. I felt ashamed and confused.
I knew I had to do something, I knew I was doing something wrong but, I didn't have any idea of what it was ... I was questioning myself during months, because I wasn't spending money on alcohol, drugs, cigarretes, gaming, parties, shopping, I wasn't even able to pay a pizza at a restaurant for my kids.
Somewhere in my mind I had to figure it out a way to change this, because complains & tears don't solve problems, problems are to be solved, problems need solutions!
I remember I wrote down a list of every single expense I had, even the 12$ I was paying monthly in banking fees for my checking account, and ... I did a financial plan and I started changing all !
2014 is far away for me now, It took time, but it worked !
Each day, we trade our time for money, I think is time we start being more serious about the way we spend that money, because time, we can't buy it!
Recently, I found myself sharing some saving tips with a woman at the pharmacie, and that day I knew I had to share that with more people, the idea of Financial-Mess website was taking place in my mind.
If you don't need this content, I'm really happy for you but, please share it ... people all around the world are struggling for money and having hard times.
Remember, unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change!