Hi I’m Carrie Pink, but you can call me Your Financial Stylist. I’m a financial lifestyle coach who helps extraordinary women like you blur the lines between frugal and fabulous so you can achieve financial balance and live a richer life.
I understand that
- You don’t want to sacrifice everything you love about your lifestyle to get your money in order, BUT
- You also don’t want to go broke being fabulous!
I began studying personal finance in 2003 after,
- I blew an inheritance of over $60,000 by the time I was 21 shopping at the mall
- I let an ex boyfriend rack up $20,000 in debt in my name which ruined my credit by 23.
- I still ended up in bankruptcy by age 28.
Yes, I’ve been through every financial pitfall there is out there so if I can bounce back from all of that there is nothing you can’t conquer financially!
In fact, within 3 years after filing bankruptcy I was earning over $100,000 and rebuilt my savings and investments to over $90,000 raising my credit score over 200 points for the second time! I finally understood that financial pitfalls were only temporary and with consistency and discipline ANYONE can Redesign their financial picture.
MY GOALS FOR YOU
To provide each and everyone of you the tools and information I used to rebuild my financial life. To guide you as you change your financial situation for the rest of your lives and pass on what you learned to others and generational wealth to your families.
What makes me qualified to help you fix your financial life?
Like most extraordinary women I wear numerous hats; so when I’m not helping women like you redesign their financial life I’m at home being a wife to my husband, supermom to my 5 children, getting dressed up, brunching with my friends, or traveling enjoying life.
Well for starters my experience has been the best teacher. I learned all my lessons the hard way, and want to keep as many people as possible from making the same mistakes I did, but if that isn’t enough and you still need to see all my technical credentials here they go!
I hold Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College in NYC where I studied Economics and Film-making, to essentially become an accountant for movies. I also studied economic development as an grad student in Urban Planning grad from 2005-2006. Then in 2007 I received my Master’s degree from Columbia University in NYC and have a certificate in Finance from NYU. Need more?
I began studying personal financial and the emotional psychology of shopping back in 2003 while my finances were in the toilet. I read every personal finance book I could get my hands on. I rebuilt my credit and my savings but was in no way prepared for the housing crisis of 2008 which forced me to file bankruptcy. Post bankruptcy, I rebuilt my finances a second time and started teaching others via online seminars and workshops on everything I learned in personal finance and financial literacy. I also started speaking on money mindset nationally particularly at public schools and women groups.
More about me and what you’ll find here
This site is about more than just what’s in your wallet! I’m a married stay at home mompreneur with 4 daughters. I call them my House of Little Ladies. In early 2015 I left a 10 year career in real estate to pursue my goal of teaching finance and being more hands on with my girls. I use this section to show you how I live my life without limiting my lifestyle. I want every single client to have the same option and be able to build and pass on generational wealth to their family. It doesn’t matter how much money you make it’s always about how much money you keep and invest!
Feel free to read more about how I manage my family life here.
I love fashion and style so I also post a ton of personal style pics, closet confessions and shopping hauls that you can check out in my Style Diary! I decided from day one that frugal Mommy should never equal frumpy, but being fly can get expensive. After having kids I thought less about shopping and more how I was ever going to be able to put my babies through college one day! But I didn’t want a closet full of mom jeans, moo moo’s or buzz cuts to do it so I started challenging the way I shopped, became a bargain hunter, really focused on quality, not quantity, outfit remixing and even started thrifting!
My husband and I LOVE to travel and so do our kids so we post pics from all our trips, check out my Travel section where I share tips on how I travel on a budget.
Here’s a pic of our girls on our most recent trip to Paris, France.