About Cleveland Dietz

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Policy Studies from Purdue University - Indianapolis.
  • After paying off his debt through frugality and side hustles, he became a freelance writer to help others do the same. 
  • Contributor to Indianapolis Monthly with extensive experience in nonprofit media finances and freelance financial management.

Cleveland Dietz brings a unique blend of personal and professional financial wisdom to his writing. 

His philosophy is simple: "Dollars only make sense if they take you where you want to go." This belief is the cornerstone of his writing, guiding readers towards mindful spending and saving with purpose.

His professional life has been deeply rooted in managing nonprofit budgets, from overseeing day-to-day financial decisions as a general manager of a small radio station to handling project budgets as a grants manager at a public media outlet. 

Outside his full-time work, he has started side hustles, including everything from odd jobs to renting out a house.

Besides his professional endeavors, Cleveland is passionate about indoor bouldering, hiking, and immersing himself in RPG video games. 

You can connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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