I want to let you in on a little secret…
In fact, I was straight up TERRIBLE with it! In my “previous life” (as I like to call it), I worked in the high-powered world of Wall Street, and spent way too much on clothes, rent, going out, and keeping up appearances.
Although I looked successful on the outside, what wasn’t visible under the surface was that I had $100k of student loan debt, and most months I was just one paycheck away from going broke.
I felt so hopeless and overwhelmed that I preferred to stay in the dark about my finances, and it went on like that for years.
But in the winter of 2014, call it my “financial awakening”, but I hit my knees (thank you, Universe!). I realized I hated my job, I had no life outside of work, and went through a difficult breakup, all at the same time. All of that prompted me to do some soul searching, dig deep, and finally face the truth about my finances.
It was hard, but when the pain of continuing on the same path becomes greater than the pain of making a change, you have no other choice but to take action.
I could either take control of my finances,
or forever allow the lack of money to dictate what I could or couldn’t do with my life. I chose the first.
With newfound determination, I started climbing my way out of debt and learning how to get good with money. I sought out mentors, courses, seminars, and read hundreds of books from the likes of Warren Buffett, Suze Orman, Robert Kiyosaki, and David Swensen.
I took action on everything I learned, and slowly but surely, my net worth reached positive territory. It was empowering!
Not only do I have enough income from my investments to cover my living expenses, but anything I choose to do with my life is because I WANT to, not because I have to. Now, instead of filling me with a sense of dread, thinking about my finances gets me excited!
I’m sure life (and the economy) will throw some financial curveballs my way, but I’m confident in my ability to navigate it and always be in the driver’s seat of my life.
That’s the beautiful thing about financial literacy. Once you have it, no one can take that away from you.
Whatever your starting point is, I’m here to cheer you on and give you that (not-so-gentle) nudge to start doing more for yourself and your money.
I make plenty of mistakes and I don’t have all the answers, but my commitment is to be your guide. To “go first”, so that I can share with you what works (and what doesn’t), simplify a complicated financial world, and do everything I can to help you believe in yourself and reach your financial dreams.
After all, you are worth it.
1) IF YOU COULD EAT ONE FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IT WOULD BE:
6) FAVORITE MEMORY?
First time going to Burning Man!
7) WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE NOT KNOW
I was a late bloomer-
8) IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE
WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
c) New York
d) Rio de Janeiro
9) SOMEDAY I WANT TO:
Write a book!
10) I AM OBSESSED WITH:
My French bulldog, Jupiter
2) FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME:
c) The Big Short
d) All of the above
3) MY GO-TO DRINK IS:
Pellegrino with a squeeze of lime
4) WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?
Capricorn - ambitious and practical
5) ARE YOU A COFFEE PERSON?
painfully shy and dorky!
- ROSE HAN
“You’ve got one life to live!
Take control of your money, and never allow the lack of money to control what you can or can’t do with your life.”
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