A few years ago, Kyle Taylor was like many people in their 20s, saddled with debt and making uneducated financial decisions. To encourage himself to get out of his financial mess, he started a blog about his journey.
The blog "was just my way of sharing what I was doing to pay off my student loan debt and hold myself accountable," Taylor tells CNBC.
Now Taylor, 30, is a self-made millionaire, and his blog, The Penny Hoarder, is a full-blown company offering financial tips to thousands of users. Taylor is the CEO.
"Six years ago I was down to my last dollar, looking for change on the side of the street to buy ramen with," he says.
Here are a few key money tricks that helped Taylor go from broke to millionaire: