About Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

My name is Tyler Smith and this is my blog. I'm the owner of Tyler Smith Consulting LLC, a financial coach, a certified budget coach, and an accomplished purchasing and procurement professional with over 10 years of experience in the translation and localization industry.

I help my clients overcome disorganization and stress in their personal finances through private, friendly coaching. I tailor my approach to each individual's financial goals, whether they be debt repayment, saving and investing more, reducing expenses, or amassing wealth. I love helping people take control of their financial present and future.

Tyler's Story

I started blogging back in 2008 while studying at Brigham Young University as a way to share my experiences with personal productivity, personal finance, and technology.

I earned a master's degree from The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in 2012 where I founded Globe Multilingual Services, a student-driven language services provider that offers a range of translation, localization, documentation, and consulting services for companies and non-profit organizations who wish to expand their global or mutlilingual reach.

Tyler Smith Presenting To Students At The Middlebury Institute Of International Studies At Monterey
The founding of Globe Multilingual Services

I loved my education, but it came with a hefty price tag. You could say that my fascination with personal finance was born of starting my career in a relatively low-paying industry while shouldering over $70,000 in student loans.

As I built my career in the translation and localization industry, I had a hard time keeping my financial priorities straight. I felt like I needed to budget, but I didn't know how. After repeatedly failing to keep a personal budget in spreadsheet form, I found You Need A Budget (YNAB). Their rock solid budgeting method and software catalyzed my love of personal finance and powered me through paying off all my student loans, purchasing my first and second homes, getting off the credit card float, avoiding credit card debt, investing for retirement, and tripling my net worth over the last 3 years.

I continue my career in the localization industry, focusing on supplier management and reducing costs for my employers, which have included MediaLocate, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lingotek, and Questel.

In 2018 I started this blog under my personal brand and formed Tyler Smith Consulting LLC. I now spend a few hours a week outside of my day job coaching a limited number of clients on their personal finances. We cover everything from choosing financial priorities to setting up a budget to paying off debt, to saving more money, and everything in between.

My goal with this website is to help people enjoy the confidence and joy that come from taking control of their money. I write articles about budgeting and personal finance, trying to answer as many questions as I can and direct people to the best resources I can find.

I started a newsletter to share insights from everything I experience as a financial coach and lifelong learner. I invite you to follow along!