Can you really have it all?
Hi I’m Carrie Pink, The Financial Stylist! Let’s build up your finances so you’ll never have to let being on a budget limit your style or your options again!
What’s a Financial Stylist? Well I was always looking for creative ways to challenge my spending habits, without sacrificing my lifestyle, my options or my style, especially after expanding my family. Mommy should not equal frumpy! So I decided to analyze my financial picture by going to the source of my most emotional spending, my most frivolous purchases, the part of my home I loved the most! I opened the doors to my closet. Shopping was my weak spot, in my heart and my bank account and it was time to FACE IT head on!
Amongst my favorite things I did a quick survey of items that were only worn once, didn’t fit, or still had the tags on! The piles grew and when I started calculating the amount of money I had wasted it was in the thousands!! I knew this had to stop if I ever wanted to get a hold of my financial life as well as teach my daughters how to build a solid financial foundation themselves. I then wondered if there were other women out there who also wanted to change the course of their financial life for themselves and the future of their families but had no idea where to start!
Style and Personal Identity have always been important to me, even after I became a mom and wife. Women would always ask me, “Carrie how do you find time to pull an outfit together? You have kids, run a household and work full time how is this possible that you always look fabulous? Where do you shop and how much do you spend? You went out last night? How can you still manage to have a social life?
In these questions I saw this amazing opportunity to build a space that would help women navigate these everyday dilemmas from what to wear, to how to maintain their identity as a mom, ask questions on lifestyle, family and the bigger, yet less talked about topic, personal finance!
Ready to Fix Your Finances? Here’s how I can help
I became a mom over 10 years ago and it’s also around the time I began studying personal financial and the emotional psychology of shopping. Right before my eyes my finances imploded because of impulse shopping, zero personal discipline and a few bad business deals! After rebuilding my financial house from the ground up I wanted shared all the knowledge I acquired so I started hosting workshops, seminars and speaking across the country.
I work with women individually and in groups to help get their financial habits in check through my Fix Your Finances Program. In this program I cover Savings, Budgeting, Investing and Wealth Building by putting the smack down on impulse shopping and bad financial habits! I hold them accountable to their financial goals and give them the roadmap they need to get there. Read More About Fixing Your Finances
As I talk to my clients and look back over my own life I find that so many of our financial habits are fostered while we are young and when we got the chance and the income to support it our shopping demons took over! To help young ladies stop these habits before they even start I created a program embedded in positive self esteem then topped with financial literacy for teen girls. This program called Grow Pretty Pennies, cover positive self esteem, body image, style, the basics of financial literacy, bank accounts, how to use credit, and for older girls; student loans. I also share my personal story growing up in Brooklyn as a at-risk teen and how I conquered life in general. Looking for a motivational speaker for your youth group? Contact me!
For the technical fine print, I hold Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College where I studied Economics and Film-making with a concentration in screenwriting. In 2007 I received my Master’s degree from Columbia University in Real Estate Development and have a certificate in Finance from NYU.
My Lifestyle Blog
As a mom with 4 daughters a husband a full time job and a part time business I created the lifestyle blog www.CarriePink.com as the go to place to find practical advice and solutions to the everyday dilemmas faced by ambitious careermoms and entrepreneurial superwomen who are holding it all together with duct tape.
*rummages for extra rolls of duct tape*
My contributors and I write about the personal style, parenting, personal finance, relationships, DIY & Home Decor meltdowns you may face maneuvering a professional career, while dangling off the ledge of entrepreneurship as a woman, mother or wife. We’re not perfect on any day, but if we all share our best resources, tips, and tricks we can all live life a little sweeter!