It all began with a tremendous amount of debt!

Hey, I'm Steph!
I keep my identity semi-private here on Money Gremlin since I share real life stories & numbers.
(I'm not that hard to find if you really try).

My passion for personal finance didn't develop out of "want to"; it was a necessity. I graduated from university with >100k in debt, lived alone, and could only find casual work in my field.
Did I cry about money stress most days? Yes.

so i decided to do something about it.

I started reading absolutely everything I could about personal finance. I wanted to escape what I viewed as my debt prison. 

The more I learned and took control of my money, the better I felt. 

Welcome to Money Gremlin. I'm so excited you're here. 

Along this journey I discovered something: not everyone is obsessed with personal finance.

To be honest, this shocked me.

Didn't people realize how life changing money can be??

I wanted to share what I was learning, but I was too shy to discuss my numbers with people in real life. So I decided to start Money Gremlin. 

There are so many boring, dry financial blogs out there. I wanted to show that money can be interesting, and that it can give you the life YOU want. On my blog you'll find lots of personal stories, life events, real financial numbers, and ways to shift your mindset about money.


Honest discussions, choosing your own path in life regardless of what other people think,  and cutting out the 'meh' to make room for the very best.


Overspending to fit in, staying in a job you dislike, or ignoring your values to obtain money.

quote to live by:

Give yourself permission to have the ambitions that you have. [Brendon Burchard]

favourite things:

Excellent coffee, my dog Neirah, hiking & rock climbing, mexican food, and minimalism.

A little about me:




Maid on Netflix


The Day The World Stops Shopping



Summer 2022

My Favorite Things

My dog Neirah. Nothing compares.

my happy place!

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Incredible local coffee. Support small businesses!

Climbing & hiking! It's where I clear my nead and remember what's important.

My Favorite Things

Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.

my guilty pleasure

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Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.

Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical direct trade slow-carb everyday carry chartreuse tofu godard.