Cassey Ho’s Net Worth

Cassey Ho's net worth
Fitness guru Cassey Ho has joined the ranks of successful internet sensations with her workout vlog “Blogilates.” She’s part of a growing group of online workout instructors who post videos and blogs about workouts, meal plans and general health information.

As you may have noticed, people have been making bank posting videos online. Jimmy Tatro, for instance, has made the majority of his wealth from advertising on Youtube. Ho is no different. She started on Youtube and has gone on to start her own website and workout community. With so much success within just a few years, what is Cassey Ho’s net worth?


Cassey Ho’s Personal Profile:

  • Net worth: $2 million
  • Profession: Online fitness guru
  • Age: 29
  • Source Of Wealth: Blogilates and POP Pilates
  • Residence: Union City, California
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Education: Whittier College

Cassey Ho’s Career

Cassey Ho was born in January 1987 in Los Angeles. Ho grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and lived in Cali most of her life. People Magazine reported that the star fitness model was oftentimes picked on because of being chubby when she was a child.

The negative comments of other kids didn’t get Ho down though. She used the negativity from others to become more aware of her body. At the age of 16 Ho say an infomercial about a pilates DVD and she asked her parents to buy it for her. They did and she fell in love with the exercise, which led to her pilates business venture.

She didn’t always want to be a fitness guru though. Cassey had always dreamt of being a fashion designer. Her parents didn’t support her career as a fashion designer though so Ho went to Whittier College to follow a path that would please her parents. In 2009, she graduated from the college with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology (on track to become a doctor).

Prior to her graduation Cassey released her first pilates Youtube video (by accident).  Now she’s able to make a living with her pilates videos and health blog.

Like many people, you’re probably wondering how much a vlogger can make. Well, what is the successful vlogger Cassey Ho’s net worth?

Cassey Ho’s Net Worth

Cassey Ho's net worthIt has only been six years since she released her first pilates video on Youtube but Cassey Ho’s net worth has already risen to $2 million. Youtube has recognized her as being the number one female fitness channel on the video streaming site and has obtained over 3 million subscribers.

As mentioned above, Cassey accidentally stumbled upon this opportunity. When she uploaded her first video in 2009 it was only intended for her small class of 40 people. It was a goodbye video to the class because she was moving across the country. It was posted to Youtube without being made private and began accumulating views. The majority of her $2 million net worth was built from advertising on this Youtube channel and products she sells.

Her brand, POP Pilates, is a live class as well as an internationally recognized instructor certification program. She is able to cash in on both of those things throughout the year. Her POP Pilates format has also been made the official pilates format at all 24 Hour Fitness locations in the United States.

Cassey released her activewear clothing line “Bodypop” in 2014 which can be purchased on her website. Additionally, Ho has also published a novel (“Hot Body Year Round”) and continues to look for ways to grow her business.

Just last year Ho launched one of her toughest workout programs yet and has begun planning for a new program in 2017. Each workout takes about 28 minutes and is completely equipment-free.

Ho is known as one of the most successful vloggers in the U.S. with an annual salary sitting at $450,000 a year. She hasn’t detailed any huge business plans for the new year but there’s no sign of the online fitness fanatic slowing down any time soon.

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3 Unexpected Pregnancy and Post-Partum Costs

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On December 16th I gave birth to an incredibly sweet baby boy. I’ll spare you of the birth details but will say that things did not go according to plan and we ended up in a hairy situation. Thankfully both he and I were in the presence of some of the leading obstetrics staff in the country and in fantastic hands!

This was my second pregnancy and felt that my husband and I were much, much more prepared this time. When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, quite honesty I had no idea how we were going to do it financially and very much winged it. Thankfully it was after having her we had our own personal finance epiphany and got out s*it together and this blog was born.

Even though we were much more prepared this time, costs still came up that we weren’t prepared for. Some of them were simple pregnancy-brain oversights and some were costs we hadn’t factored in or seriously underestimated.

Parking

My obstetrician actually worked out of the main women’s and children’s hospital in town (rather than a private clinic as most do and then have delivery rights at the hospital). Hospital in an urban core means cost to park. By my third trimester I was having weekly appointments and paying for parking every visit. I’d try for the street meters which were cheaper but occasionally had to pay for parkade parking too. Then the cost of parking when I was admitted to the hospital for what ended up being three days. I didn’t track it but I’d say in my nine months’ worth of appointments, we paid close to $100 in parking just for visits. Something we didn’t budget for.

Post-Partum

Like I mentioned, our birth didn’t go as planned and we ended up in an emergency caesarean. Having already had a c/section (albeit a planned one) I kind of knew what to expect. However because we weren’t planning on having a repeat c/section, we didn’t have some things on hand which we ended up needing. With my first section, I did not have a waist binder to wear after surgery and at home and I knew if I ever had another I would need one. I tracked a post-partum binder down and had my sister-in-law bring it to be in the hospital. There were a few items like this that we didn’t plan for (even though in hindsight we should have planned for a worst-case birth, but I was trying to be optimistic). We had to make room in our budget for these items.

Breastfeeding

One of the best things about breastfeeding is that there are little to no costs involved with it. I’m thankful that again, I’ve been successful with breastfeeding this little guy and plan to exclusively breastfeed 12 months minimum if all goes well. One thing I didn’t budget for, deliberately, was special nursing clothes.  I didn’t have anything in my wardrobe but figured I’d make whatever clothes I had, work. Well my overly optimistic plan sucked because quite honestly I don’t have much in terms of clothes, period, let alone clothes that allow for breastfeeding. We went to the store a few days after he was born and I realized if I needed to feed him while there I’d basically have to remove the shirt I was wearing entirely. Especially in the winter, when I can’t exactly get away with wearing something like a cheap tank-top to nurse in, I needed a few easy access shirts for both my sanity and for ease when we leave the house (which, with two kids at home in the winter is necessary). I looked second hand with no luck and eventually paid full-price for a few shirts that work. I did find a sale online and was happy with the final price but it was still another $100 I didn’t plan to spend.

I’m thankful that in total I had very few pregnancy and post-partum costs at all (thank you universal healthcare) but still had a huge budget adjustment with me being off work for 12 months and collecting employment insurance. Even though these were unexpected costs I’m glad we were in a position to make them work without compromising anything else in our life because four years ago it would have been a hard pill to swallow.

What unexpected costs did you have with pregnancy?

Debt Payoff Challenge: What is the Best Way to Pay Off Debt?

Debt Payoff Challenge
I started 2017 with a rather positive outlook but no real plans of naming any resolutions for myself. My 2017 motto will be “I’m going to do what I said I was going to do,” or at least that is how I’m handling it right now.

My 2017 has started with a looming debt and the means to pay it off. I’ve read about debt payoff challenges and different methods of paying your debt down but what works the best?

The Debt Payoff Challenge

Taking on a debt payoff challenge or joining a group of people who are trying to pay off debt could be beneficial. I know that I always like a good challenge and it oftentimes motivates me to reach my goals sooner. This is why I’ve taken on a debt payoff challenge for myself. You can see the details and print a 12-week debt payoff challenge worksheet here.

Pay the Small Debt First

If you aren’t interested in taking part in a debt payoff challenge but still want to pay your debt off you can also try tackling all your small debt first. According to Smart Cookies, this is one of the best ways to pay off your debt. I am doing this within my debt payoff challenge. I aim to pay all of my small debts first before tackling huge debts (like student loans).

Paying High Interest Debts

The next step in my debt payoff challenge is to tackle the high interest debts. For example, once I’m done paying off my small debts, like medicals bills, I can focus on my credit card (which has 15% interest). It is the only debt I have that is accruing interest currently and will be paid off in full.

Pay The Debt That’s Holding You Back

Next I’ll be paying off the debt that is truly holding me back. I have an item on my credit that is holding me back from being able to rent an apartment. Once that is paid I can move out of the hotel I’m currently living in and get into something a little more home-y. I’ll also be paying off a car loan that I co-signed for a friend a few years go (huge lesson learned there, folks).

Debt Snowflake

While I have a rather step-by-step approach to paying off my debt I will also be snow flaking my debt to reach my debt payoff challenge goals. My overall goal is to pay off 35% of my debt in 12 weeks (doable with the small amount of debt I have).

That being said, any “windfall” money or gift money I receive within that 12 weeks will be put towards paying off my debt. Normally I would put this cash into savings or spend it on something for myself, however, I’ll be putting my debt payoff challenge ahead of everything else for 12 weeks.

Start Saving

After the 12 weeks is over I’ll place my focus on saving and paying down the larger debts that I have (i.e. the car and student loans). First I’ll establish an emergency fund where I will save six months worth of expenses. Once I’ve gotten that set up I will be looking into investing opportunities and high-yield savings accounts.

I’m hoping that my debt payoff challenge for 2017 will truly pay off for me in the end. Will you try the challenge?

Photo: Alan Cleaver

Waste Less and Save More

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Irrespective of your occupation, location, family size or interests, your household spending budget is probably loaded with waste – in various spending categories. And widespread waste represents money left on the table, dragging-down your financial health. For better outcomes, it pays (literally) to reduce wasteful spending and direct the gains toward other financial priorities. Look for overspending in the following areas to waste less and save more:

Communication and Entertainment

If you want to waste less and save more look at your communications and entertainment budget. Do you still have a land line? With family members connected by mobile plans, your land-based communications spending may duplicate your cellular phone service. For immediate savings, cut the cord and say goodbye to your expensive land line.

Are you using cable television, internet subscriptions, and phone data plans, each bringing you to the same entertainment value? If so, it may be possible to trim household spending, by cutting redundant entertainment subscriptions. You may find your internet connection itself going unused, as family members take advantage of school and workplace connectivity. Choosing a slower speed or doing without is a realistic possibility, in some cases, eliminating a major communications expense. You may also find efficiencies when switching to a family cell phone plan or sharing entertainment subscriptions like Netflix or HBO GO.

Food and Dining Costs

Keeping grocery bills on track can be a serious challenge. The greater the number of hungry family members, the higher the tab, so food cost relief goes a long way toward alleviating budget pressures. If you are serious about saving money on food and dining, consider these cost-conscious moves:

• Better planning – One of the major hurdles facing home cooks is coordinating meals amidst busy schedules. As a result, food goes to waste. For more efficient grocery spending, strive to make a plan, rather than flying by the seat of your pants. Planning a weekly menu, for example, takes the guesswork out of feeding the family, without compromising quality or value. It also aids grocery shopping, making it easier to resist temptation at the supermarket and leave the store with only what you need.
• Leftovers are part of the plan – Another common mistake made by home cooks is failing to account for leftovers, resulting in food waste. A cost-conscious approach builds in leftover meals, repurposing them into distinct dishes.
• Shop with a list – in addition to prepared food waste, some of your grocery budget ends-up in the garbage can, before it is even cooked. By shopping with a list, which mirrors your menu plan, you’ll experience less food spoilage and reduce your overall food spending.
• Buy in bulk – Companies like Costco, Sams Club and Aldi have seriously good bulk and discount deals. Amazon is also making inroads into retailing, so definitely give these bulk retailers a try if you want grocery savings. Hint: Aldi is marginally cheaper than Costco, but the quality isn’t always as good.

Discretionary Spending

Until you get a grip on discretionary spending, your cash flow is susceptible to pressure resulting from ill-advised purchases. In fact, you may not realize the impact of impulse spending until you closely examine your habits. If your credit card balances are growing as a result of unchecked spending, for example, establishing strict budget limits may be enough to turn-around your financial fortunes. And if entertainment and social spending are to blame for discretionary waste, fewer restaurant meals, paid events, and nights on the town will each contribute to better balance.

Controlling impulse purchases calls on a disciplined approach, giving yourself ample time to evaluate each purchase, before making financial commitments. If you are committed to cutting spending waste, build-in a 48 hour waiting period for each discretionary buy. If, after waiting it out, the purchase remains justified and affordable, there is no looking back. On the other hand, you may also find opportunities to trim waste, letting some purchases to fall by the wayside.

Utilities

Energy efficiency translates into direct savings, so tightening-up energy use can be felt in your bottom line. For immediate gains, expand the scope of your money/energy saving moves to include these proven waste-cutting measures:

• Share rides – using Uber or Car2Go instead of owning your own car could be viable if you live in an urban area
• Manage your thermostat for heating and cooling efficiency (Hint: Get a smart thermostat)
• Insulate and weatherize your home, the garage is typically overlooked
• Waste less gas by keeping your car performing at peak levels (keep your tires pressurized and don’t carry a lot of stuff in your trunk)
• Unplug your computer, kitchen appliances and other devices from the wall
• Take shorter showers or use less hot water
• Consider turning off the lights or not heating rooms you aren’t using

Financial success relies on a spending balance, so waste can drag down family finances. To make the most of your income and reduce wasteful spending, evaluate communications expenses, discretionary purchase habits, and household obligations such as energy and food costs.  If you want to waste less and save more, slashing unnecessary spending in these areas provides budget relief and sets the stage for sustainable household finances.

Finally, for more on this consider checking out staplerconfessions’s articles on winterizing your garage and eating what is in your pantry. Both of these are practical examples of how to economize on your groceries and your utility bill.