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.
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, but 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.
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.
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.
More about what you’ll find here on this site
This site is about more than just what’s in your wallet! I’m a married mompreneur with 4 daughters and a son. I call them my House of Little Ladies and a Prince. In early 2015 I left a 10 year career in real estate to pursue my goal of teaching finance full time and being more hands on with my family. So in the Family section I talk about how I live my life frugally without limiting my lifestyle. I want every single reader to be able to do the same for their family and pass on generational wealth. It doesn’t matter how much money you make it’s always about how much money you keep and invest!
Read more about my family life here.
Fashion & Style
I love style so I also post outfit 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 give my kids amazing childhoods, 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 thrifting!