This is a site for people who want more out of their life — and their money.
Hi. We’re Erica and Jordan,
The idea for The Worth Project was born right around the time our son Henry was born. Like most people, our life completely changed when we had him. There was less sleep, more questions, and a lot more costs.
But it changed in another way: we realized how precious and short life is and how we wanted to live it, unapologetically, to the fullest.
We wanted to travel the world, do work we enjoyed, spend time with our friends and family. Make it an adventure.
We looked at our brand new baby, and there was one thing that was stopping us: money.
But we didn’t let it stop us for long. We read everything we could, rearranged our life, changed our money mindset, and focused on what mattered. Once we did that, we realized we could afford to really live.
Money is empowering: if you think about it and act in the right way, it can bring opportunities (and fun) to your life.
Here we share everything we’ve learned. From creating simple money systems to earning more to traveling the world for free (and with a toddler).
This isn’t a site about penny-pinching or clipping coupons. It’s a site about finding a way to save, earn, and spend your money to help you realize those big life dreams.
Want to navigate The Worth Project?
On this website — and through our newsletter — you’ll get all of the money resources, sans jargon, to help you save more, earn more, and make those big life decisions. Start with our centers to dive into the resources that you need.
On the podcast, you’ll get inspiration as you navigate the adventures of your next chapter.
On Instagram, you can follow along as we document our Worth Project — we sold everything we own, we’re moving from London to Hawaii, and we’re leaning into the adventure of it all.
This is our Worth Project. What’s yours?
Being good with money isn’t about spending less. It’s about enjoying more of what’s good.
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(written in the third person so you know it’s serious)
Erica is, and probably always will be, a money nerd. After studying economics in undergrad she went on to get her CPA and work for PricewaterhouseCoopers. She then received her MBA from Duke University and worked in marketing before she and Jordan made the trip across the pond to spend five years living in London.
Now she’s a freelance personal finance and travel writer. She’s an avid traveler (50+ countries), loves the outdoors, and once listed “googling things” as her hobby.
She passionately believes we don’t need to choose between living a good life and being good with our money.
Jordan isn’t just a money nerd, but he’s also a science nerd. He studied Chemical Engineering in undergrad and spent 14 years working in engineering on projects around the world. He also received his MBA from Duke University, but unlike Erica who landed in six figures of student loan debt, he had his employer pay for it.
He now runs this site behind the scenes, is the master of the podcast, and is working on a new business in the environmental space. His backup career is as a ski bum, so Erica’s really hoping this new idea works out.
Henry is the sweet, energetic, magnificent toddler we’d move mountains for.
Hattie joined our family from a shelter in London. She’s simply the best, but don’t pet her — she’s nervous.
It’s time to live a life that’s better than fine.
Follow our journey and (better yet) start your own.
Our Worth Project
Why is this a project? Creating a life that you want takes money, time, a little bit of knowledge, and a whole lot of action.
That’s exactly what my husband Jordan and I are doing and sharing with you along the way. We’re two recovering type A, corporate career professionals with a mortgage, a (very cute) baby, and a (very neurotic) dog. After 14 years on this track, we’re setting out on a different journey. Our goal? To live a life that’s better than “fine”.
On our podcast, we have conversations about everything: minimalism, relationships, lifestyle, travel, parenting, investing, and financial life planning while interviewing experts and people who much cooler than us along the way. And from this, we hope to navigate off the ordinary track and take a new adventure that we’re passionate about.
We take you with us on every step of our journey, sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly. Think of it as a resource for people who want to do more with their life. We test the waters to make it easier for you to jump.