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Pauline Paquin is a personal finance expert who has been writing about all things money since 2012. After graduating with a Master in Business Administration in Paris, France, Pauline decided the rat race was not really her thing, and went traveling around the world for a year. She then lived in Guatemala, Morocco, the U.K. and Spain, and started her freelance career as a travel writer in 2009.
She started a personal finance blog, Reach Financial Independence, to discuss how anyone who is motivated enough can achieve a high savings rate, and build a strong financial future.
Pauline now runs five money blogs, with a focus on how to make more money to afford the things you want the most out of life. Yes, frugality and spending less than you earn is important, but you also deserve to live your best life. Pauline likes to break down big money goals into simple, actionable steps to get you there.
Pauline loves real estate as a way to build wealth. She owns land and rental properties in several countries. Over the past few years, she has built a guest house in Guatemala, and a log cabin in Colorado.
She still enjoys adventures, like the two months she spent on a fishing boat in the Bering sea in the spring of 2018. Because financial independence is about doing what you enjoy or piques your interest.
Pauline now lives in San Diego with her husband and two Great Danes, in a little RV on the beach. She is working on her Certified Financial Planner designation and recently passed the Accredited Financial Counselor exam.