Hi, everybody! I’m Libby Snedaker, and I’m so happy you’ve found Once upon a Shopaholic!

I’ve been making schedules, budgets since I can remember, and I’ve been blogging since 2012. Recently I started my first full-time job, and I want to focus on making the most of my income and making wiser money decisions.

I grew up in a small town in North Carolina, then I attended high school in the suburbs of Nashville. After graduation, I attended college in Florida and I’ve been there since 2012. I live with my boyfriend and our puppy, Summer. Even though we live on two incomes, I spend my free time finding various ways to save money from something as common as toilet paper to expensive purchases like plane tickets.

I’ve also made my fair share of financial blunders, which I’ll share in future posts. I hope my experiences both smart and not-so-savvy, and advice can help you make smarter financial choices, so you can live the life you want to live, and remember savvy saving, savvy spending.

24 Random Facts About Me:

  1. Twenty-four is my favorite number.
  2. Purple is my favorite color.
  3. I love pickles, but can’t stand cucumbers.
  4. I’ve been playing the piano since I was 4 years old.
  5. I played the flute in my middle school’s band for three years.
  6. I studied French for four years in high school.
  7. I went to Paris when I was 17 for three weeks (best trip of my life).
  8. My boyfriend, Terry and I have been together for over four years.
  9. I met Terry on an online dating site called Plenty of Fish.
  10. I was adopted from China when I was 2 years old.
  11. I had braces for 16 months when I was in the fourth and fifth grade.
  12. My favorite genre of books is Young Adult.
  13. My favorite superhero is Captain America.
  14. My favorite singer is Taylor Swift.
  15. My favorite movie is Tangled.
  16. My first cell phone was an LG flip phone, circa 2005.
  17. My first concert was Jesse McCartney in 2006.
  18. I’m five foot one and a half, so five foot two, ha.
  19. I hate caterpillars with a passion.
  20. I earned my AA degree in one year.
  21. I changed my college major five times.
  22. Target is my favorite store.
  23. I can’t use chopsticks.
  24. My favorite video game series is Kingdom Hearts.