Nathan Valentine

Nathan Valentine

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Volunteer Financial Mentor

Passionate About…

  • Budgeting
  • Debt Management
  • Insurance

I’ve been on both sides of the coin for budgeting and debt management. Being self taught, these have been some of the most impactful and life changing lessons I’ve learned. I’ve lived paycheck to paycheck, working multiple jobs with no car, and been tens of thousands of dollars in debt – not including student loans. While I’m constantly improving, I’ve come a long way in learning from my mistakes and educating myself on personal finance. Paying off debt and sticking to a budget has eased anxiety, increased happiness, and allowed me to focus on other priorities like relationships and my career. As someone who grew up with little to no positive financial mentors, I’m here to “be the change I want to see in the world”. I’m no one special, and I’m here to show you that anyone can do the same and more.

A book or film that changed my life is...

Atomic Habits, by James Clear

A quote I live by is...

``You can have a good day, or a bad day. The choice is yours!``

A unique thing about me is...

I placed 2nd in a National Jimmy Johns Slicing Competition in Vegas, winning $25,000 with my manager while in college.