You’ve launched this career that’s far from the traditional nine-to-five. What has that meant for your personal finance strategy?
Chelsea: Being kind of tossed into this career, it’s meant a lot of learning on-the-go and asking a ton of questions to people that know more than I do. I’m super lucky my dad is also an entrepreneur and self-employed, so I grew up with him as an example. Plus, my mom is like, the most organized person I know when it comes to business. They taught me the importance of keeping track of expenses and encouraged me to get a financial advisor quite a few years ago. I think I was the youngest client my financial advisor had ever taken on at the time! And it’s been a huge blessing to have someone like that in my corner to advise and answer questions.
Overall I just think financial literacy is so important and something that isn’t taught nearly enough at an early age. I personally wish I had known so much more, but it’s been a learn on-the-go process.
I think anyone in the creative or entrepreneurial industry will say it’s feast or famine, and sometimes you have to really believe in the work that you’re doing to not freak out on a daily basis. But, I’ve always been into saving money. It’s a weird thing — I really don’t go on shopping sprees, I don’t have a very extravagant lifestyle, which sounds weird considering I travel all the time.