Personal Finance for Corporate Dropouts

Quiz: 8 Signs You're Financially Ready to Quit Your Job

Tell James Bond to step aside. It's time to run your own show.

Hey future Corporate Dropout, I'm Lotty. I tried leaving the corporate life 3 times.

 

The first time was ugly and messy. Second time was a little better. Third time was the charm. 

Each time I quit, I didn't have a Plan B.

While I don't recommend resigning without a plan, sometimes you know when enough is enough.

Creating passive income helped me leave the 9-5 lifestyle once and for all. It wasn't easy leaving a steady paycheck and company benefits behind.

 

Those golden handcuffs are no joke!

To help others financially prepare for a resignation, I put together the Career Change Quiz.

 

There are so many unknowns when it comes to career transitions. That's why having your financial ducks in a row can help ease the fear of unknowns.

So welcome to our community where we'll cover passive income to personal finance tips!

Find out if you're financially ready to quit your job. Take the quiz!

Quiz: Are you financially ready to quit your job? >>

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Corporate Desk to Corporate Dropout...

 

Time to change careers...like ASAP? Let's get your finances in order first.

 

Having resigned multiple times, I learned a lot of things the hard way. 

I cover all my lessons learned from the corporate desk to becoming a corporate dropout on this website.

That's right, don't be a Bond Girl. No more of that side kick stuff. 

Watch my story...

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Personal Finance for Corporate Dropouts

Before you resign, build a sufficient financial runway. At the very least, have a 6-9 month emergency fund to cover basic living expenses.

I learned the hard way that health emergencies happen at the worst possible times.

 

The last thing you want is to do a sloppy job on important admin work that can impact your finances such as:

 

  • find out when you'll receive your last paycheck

  • obtain employment verification paperwork: references, phone numbers, & mailing addresses

  • check your eligibility for employee benefits

  • research alternative health insurance options

  • check on unused vacation and sick day payouts

Find out if you're financially ready to quit your job. Take the quiz!

Quiz: Are you financially ready to quit your job? >>

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11 Things About Lotty

 

  1. Founder of Pinfinite Marketing & Not A Bond Girl

  2. Passive index fund investor

  3. Investment portfolio: 0% Bonds

  4. Pinterest marketing nerd

  5. Corporate dropout turned millionaire next door

  6. Masters in International Relations (University of Sydney!)

  7. Business management & economic major (Boston College!)
  8. Certified Yoga Instructor + Reiki Master

  9. Born & raised in Hawaii

  10. Globe trotting minimalist

  11. Pet peeves: winter weather & brain pickers​

Let's make your career change happen!

 

When I quit Corporate, I didn’t tell my family and most of my closest friends. Each of the three times I quit without a Plan B, I lied to them.

Telling them my resignation plans would have caused overwhelming concern and added stress. 

 

Instead, I informed them of my career change after the fact.

It wasn’t easy for them to hear but they eventually accepted my decision after they saw how much happier I was.

 

Having a solid support network is the most important yet most overlooked must-do.

 

Before I resigned, I worked with a business coach, career counselor and talked with various mentors.

Perhaps everyone is trying to give you advice. But none of their suggestions are helpful? 

 

Don't have an idea what you want to do next? Take a year off to reset? Start a business?

 

Before you quit, let's make sure you get on top of your finances.

Quiz: Are you financially ready to quit your job? >>

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