“Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. And I will choose how the story ends.” – Brene Brown
At the age of 16, I entered the workforce and immediately started saving my money. Even at this early age, I realized the importance of accumulating money and the freedom it gave me to do the things I wanted. By the time I finished graduate school, I had financed two trips to Europe and paid cash for my first car. While my savings provided many wonderful opportunities, I didn’t realize how my understanding of money and my ability to invest would have such a tremendous impact on my life until things didn’t go quite go as planned.
When I began my adult life, I felt that nothing would get in the way. But then life happened. I had no idea my successful habits were preparing me for future life challenges.
Career and Life
I entered the corporate world with IBM, where I spent the next 20 years. During this time, I experienced 2 career changes, 3 marriages, 3 divorces and 4 geographic moves. My life was a series of transitions.
But little did I know that in 2008, I would face the biggest financial challenge when I lost my job and was unemployed for 2 years. Although this was difficult, it could have been devastating.
Each time a change occurred in my life, I was able to manage these life-altering challenges simply because I understood what I had and how to manage my money. This gave me greater confidence during these transitional times.
During my own journey, I realized that I had a passion for supporting women and helping them build and sustain a strong financial foundation coming from a place of strength and not fear or uncertainty.
As a financial advisor, I wanted to create an environment that encouraged every woman to get their financial house in order. I wanted women to be able to make decisions from a place of strength and not fear. I wanted women to feel they could move forward with confidence in a more optimistic and positive way so that they could choose their destiny and not be a victim of circumstance.
For more than ten years, I have mentored women going through major life transitions – divorce, death of a loved one and sudden inheritance are just a few. I want to help them gain knowledge in areas they may not have access to. I want to make sure they are on a good financial path for the next chapter of their life.
As a Financial Advisor, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) and Mediator I have been able to guide individuals or couples through the divorce process, as well as the necessary tax and financial planning that is critical after the divorce is final.
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Austin TX 78731