Full-Time Dollars 9-to-5 Redefined

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Thank YOU for visiting Full-Time Dollars and taking the time to learn more about my online space where I share my knowledge through first-hand experiences. A win for me is that you find relevance in the provided content to apply to your own life.

My mission.

I aim to be a resource to others seeking to build financial stability through mindful daily choices – to eventually redefine their lives away from the 9-to-5.

“With the commodity of time that each one of us loses in each passing moment, we recognize that our future is in our hands. The typical mindset of working now and living later is far too antiquated.” – I came up with this!

This thought-process translates into making wise financial decisions throughout your day-to-day life.

It is important to note that my mindset and this blog is not directed towards accumulating masses of money to sit back, enjoy the fruits of your labor, and never work again.

Though this used to be my (partial) end goal, I learned this past year that I just needed to be inspired. I needed to find something that would make me feel 100% alive in the work that I do. I am taking the direction in life to increase the chances I find that someday.

What Is Full-Time Dollars?

The direction of this blog is centered around giving you the resources to jumpstart your financial life.

I combine articles related to finance + lifestyle, framing them in ways that have worked for me in the past. My belief is that it takes both financial and lifestyle changes to build a ladder that will support you through all facets of your life.

My articles are directed towards everyone because these topics transcend age. My goal is to help every single person that is willing to improve their financial well-being.

As an added bonus, my own journey to financial independence and a redefined life is included in the mix. I open up about different aspects of my life that are relevant to my message.

Want to join me in finding your own redefined life?

If happiness to you is continuing to work the 9-to-5, then why not give yourself the ability to do what 100% interests you?

For instance, let’s say you work in a dentist office as a receptionist. You enjoy your job, but the patients can be a pain.

You feel as though you could work at home doing the same types of duties as a virtual assistant and not have to deal with the face-to-face interaction. PJ’s for the win?!

Here’s what happens if you have a strong financial backbone. You would gain the additional skills needed, find a VA job regardless of the pay and benefits, and work from home doing what you love.

Here’s another way to think about it. Would you wake up and go to work tomorrow – if you had to work for FREE? That’s probably a big no for a large percentage of people.

You may be surprised by my reply to that.

If that is YOU and YOU my friend have the money to sustain yourself while working a job for free, that’s precisely the goal…#winnerinmybook

Together, let’s work towards the end goal where money is NOT a prime factor in making life’s decisions.

Are you in?

About you.

If you are still wondering about how this applies to you. Don’t you want to have options?

Life is unpredictable. 

Do you have…

-trouble envisioning your end goal?

-difficulty planning your retirement timeline?

-areas you can refine in your budget?

-trouble seeing the bigger financial picture?

Do you want…

-help understanding your finances?

-motivation and inspiration to conquer your dreams?

-to add value at work in order to get promoted?

-to gain the tools to make a departure from the 9-to-5, to a life redefined?

You will learn all this and more right here at Full-Time Dollars.

I’m here to educate you, empower you, and motivate you to



About me.

Call me HP! I’m a 30-something gal living in the Southwest region of the USA. I am the writer for this personal finance + lifestyle blog, Full-Time Dollars.


You may be asking, what authority do I have to offer you advice on living life on your own terms? Where do I start? My husband and I have worked diligently since our early 20’s to design a life that we want to live. The ultimate goal is a departure from confined work to the world of possibilities where money is NOT the prime factor in making life’s decisions.


I have taken proactive approaches in my life in order to put myself further ahead. In my early 20’s I started my career as a hair-stylist, quickly realizing that I had more earning potential with a degree in a solid field. Accounting was it – I understood it conceptually and the field had dual purposes for me, for my career and later on if I chose to own a business.

I went back to school and worked full-time later earning a certification in my degree field. Throughout my 8-year career, I was promoted multiple times, as a result of hard work and tenacity all while squirreling away my paychecks.

The formula I have always abided by is:

earning power + saving power + investing power

= financial security/build wealth/retire early/options/a life defined by ME

The portion after the equal sign is what this equation means to ME. Finish this equation with what matters to YOU.

It was through the use of this formula that allowed me the confidence to stay home for over 1 year in order to find my ideal position. This chapter is still unwritten, but I will tell you this.

Living apart from working this past year reinvigorated me to step back into the corporate setting. This next chapter will prepare me to be emotionally and financially capable of eventually making a departure from working the 9-to-5 – to you guessed it – a life redefined.

Do you want to build the rungs of your ladder that will allow you options for your life?

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Fun facts.

  • I love doing yoga – it makes me feel so relaxed, I doubly recommend
  • Spicy food at the max level is “where it is at”
  • I’m Vietnamese, but I only speak English fluently
  • French fries are A++++
  • I was born and raised in the U.S. and have lived in the same state – I hope to move someday!
  • I enjoy traveling and have been to some of the major cities in the U.S. and France.

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