Episode 163: Financial Independence in Her 30s with Diania Merriam

Posted Apr 02, 2021 | Chris Petrie

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Who is Diania Merriam?

Diania Merriam

Diania Merriam is on the show today to share her story of reaching financial independence in her 30s.

After living in New York City in her 20s and racking up $30k in debt, Diania decided enough was enough and it was time to change her mindset about money.

What would it be like to reach financial independence? 

After making the choice to turn away from her old financial habits, Diania shares how she reached financial independence in her 30s.

She shares how she:

  • Changed her belief about money and consumerism
  • How she paid off $30k in 11 months
  • The moment she paid off her last debt Watch Here
  • How she saves 60% of her income!
  • Taking a 2 month sabatical and to backpack 500 miles through Spain
  • Starting her own conference for like-minded people

Diania is also the founder of the EconoME Conference , a conference in Cincinnati each year where like-minded people get together to share their new found beliefs around financial independence, financial freedom, and early retirement.

Want to Meet Up at the EconoME Conference?

The EconoME Conference is November 13th and 14th, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio and I want to meet you there!

If you are listening to this BEFORE April 11th, then grab your early bird tickets now. If you’re listening to this after April 11th, then use promo code MONEYPEACH at checkout for an additional 10% off your ticket price.

And this goes without saying: if you see me at the conference, please come up and say hello! I would love to meet up, talk money, and even have a beer if you’re up for it.

Hope to see you there!

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Today’s show was brought to you by OneAZ Credit Union — my very own credit union I have been proud a member of since 2011. 

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Chris Petrie

Chris (Peach) Petrie is a personal finance expert, money coach, speaker and podcaster.

In 2011, Chris and his family were exhausted from living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing a mountain of debt. They started going against the society standards of misbehaving with money and made the decision to take back control of their lives and money. Within seven months they paid off $52,000, started saving like crazy and began building real wealth.

The word spread fast and Chris started showing friends how to create a budget over dinner. Soon after he started showing their friends how to do the same and eventually Chris started teaching personal finance classes around the community. As the need for the classes grew, Chris launched Money Peach in 2015.

Money Peach was created to help everyday people remove the stress and fear of money by showing them how to save more, make more, and keep more of their money.

Chris Peach has been featured in places like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and CheddarTV.

When Chris isn’t at “work” he can be found at the Crossfit gym or riding on the fire truck — Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona.

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