Are you dreaming about having it all?
Nice clothes, shoes, vacations, a home, car, all your bills paid, savings, investments, wealth to pass on to your children… Sounds like a dream? Well you aren’t sleeping! Your name doesn’t have to be Rockefeller, Carnegie, Gates, Buffet, Beyonce or Jay Z.
What if I told you it was very possible for you to conquer financial life and live abundantly too? In fact it’s not only possible its achievable and you can build it for yourself. Still not a believer? Keep reading.
I’m Carrie Pink and I wear a ton of hats; Supermom, Wife, Writer, Motivational Speaker & Entrepreneur. My passion is helping people fine tune their money mindset but I also love fashion, my family, traveling, brunching and a whole ton of other things too!
So while you may have come here to get help rebuilding your financial life, I will also share things with you about my life..my mommy life, married life, style and travel life too. I just like to sum it ALL up into one catchphrase
So what’s a Financial Stylist, and why do you need one?
As Your Financial Stylist I am someone who understands that
- You don’t always want to sacrifice your lifestyle to get your money in order, BUT
- You also don’t want to go broke being fabulous!
I show you how to blur the lines between frugal and fabulous by teaching you how to build a strong financial foundation plus enjoy a lifestyle that you love!
How do I do that? I’ll tell you, don’t worry. Stay with me.
Now I know finances are a taboo topic.
Most of us won’t even let just anyone hold our purses let alone go inside of them! But how can build something stronger than before if we don’t know where we are weak to begin with? We all need a safe place where we share our worst financial mishaps. Even me. I constantly share my experiences and how I corrected my own bad financial habits. Honestly I’ve had a pretty rough financial past. Don’t believe me?
- I blew an inheritance of over $60,000 by the time I was 21.
- I let an ex boyfriend rack up $20,000 in debt (in my name) which ruined my credit by 23.
- After paying that debt off, raising my credit score over 200 points, and buying an income property, 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 improve or rebuild 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?
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.