BlogHer co-founder Elisa Camahort Page played it safe with her finances so she could take bold risks when starting her business.

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Elisa Camahort Page and her BlogHer co-founders went two years without paying themselves a salary. She had the financial foundation to stick with the venture for that long thanks to conservative money habits she established well before deciding to be an entrepreneur. 

In Elisa's money story you will learn:

  • How seeing her friends stuck in their jobs because of their mortgages helped Elisa to make a better decision on where to live

  • The reason she decided to quit her job

  • How budgeting and saving her money helped to put her into a position to pursue her dreams

  • How she was able to not take a salary for herself for two years after starting her business

  • The importance of really thinking about what she wanted to spend her money on

  • Why she felt like it was important to spend money on experiences rather than things

In Elisa’s money lesson you will learn:

  • Money doesn't buy happiness but it does buy you freedom

In Elisa's everyday money tip you will learn:

  • Why she feels like having just one mentor isn't enough

  • The importance that one of her mentors had on her by letting her sit in on calls and meetings that her position didn't require her to be there for

In My Take you will learn:

  • Ask your boss if you can be in the room of meetings you may not be officially invited to join

  • Prepare for the long term even if you don’t have any big picture goals

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