Sometimes You Have to Dig in, to Dig Out, With Claudia Steer

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Worth Knowing/Sometimes You Have to Dig in, to Dig Out, With Claudia Steer

Sometimes You Have to Dig in, to Dig Out, With Claudia Steer


Today’s guest is Claudia Steer. Claudia immigrated to the United States from London when she was just a teenager. Coming from what would be similar to the projects over in London, Claudia grew up with a scarcity mindset that impacted her life for many years.

She took the long road to the corporate world but eventually landed a job where she earned 10 years of experience developing creative strategies for some of the largest brands in the world, including McDonald’s, Coke Zero, Burger King and New Balance.

However, the corporate world just wasn’t cutting it for Claudia. She decided to leave in order to start a freelance career. Now, she’s hard at work building her freelance career while also turning her focus to the world of interior design. There are exciting things coming in Claudia’s future including in her finances.

Claudia admits that a lack of financial literacy caused her to make some poor financial decisions throughout her life. But, now she has a plan and is working hard to straighten out her finances.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • ​What it’s like living with a scarcity mindset.
  • ​What it means to be “house poor” and the importance of understanding your mortgage options.
  • ​The “good debt vs bad debt” myth.
  • ​The importance of financial literarcy when it comes to things like student loans, 401k, and financial planning.
  • ​The fact that financial mistakes don’t always equal frivolous spending.
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