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Hi! I’m Carrie Pink, Wife, Mom of 4 girls, reformed shopaholic and money mis-manager. Over my financial life I committed all the common financial fauxpas you may still be struggling with today:
- Habitual shopping from paycheck to paycheck, rewarding yourself with a new this, or that..
- Unplanned trips to here or there.. a closet full of outfits you only wore once, dare you be seen in the same outfit twice! (clutch my pearls)
- Dinners with friends when you know you shouldn’t and brunches with bubbly as your weekend staples.
Hard to believe this story is so familiar for someone was an accounting major in college huh?
Truth is balancing books for others had nothing to do with realistically controlling my own personal spending. Sort of like a doctor who smokes cigarettes.
When I graduated and decided to get my financial life in order over a decade ago I buckled down taking keys steps I read about for financial success. Tried and true advice from the experts which allowed me to do so many things right like;
- boosting my credit score over 200 points
- opening an IRA fresh out of college (because my job didn’t offer a 401k)
- getting term life & disability insurance when I became a mom
- buying an investment property
- having a sizable 6 month of expenses emergency fund
But as we all know experience is life’s best teacher so I’ve also seen my fair share of financial despair too from when the real estate bubble burst, the recession hit and my husband got laid off, in that order. My investment property went upside down, I exhausted my emergency fund and ended up in bankruptcy court all by 30!
Thankfully my urge to rebuild my financial house was stronger than my despair and the same principles that were true 10 years ago are still true today! (Regardless of the state of the economy) I just followed my original recipe for financial success to get myself back on track.
Do you ever find yourself struggling financially like I did? Let’s get your finances on solid foundation once and for all!
It doesn’t matter if your parents sucked with their money, you don’t have to become a money mis-manger too…
I know you’ve heard financial tidbits repeatedly before but still fall off the wagon constantly because you don’t really know how to pull it together into one clear picture.
Well you’ve come to the right place. I’ve done all the research and tested countless strategies, so all you have to do is follow the recipe for what I know works!
Over the past 10 years I’ve been compiling research on personal finance and use the same principles I share here in my daily life! The things I share with you here will revolutionize your financial mindset forever as it has mine!
And if impulse shopping is your krypotonite like mine was, let’s keep you on track at the mall with my closet makeovers. You’d be amazed by how much money you can save just by shopping your own closet and creating new combinations! Click here to read all about my Shop Your Own Closet Philosophy!
Peek into my closet by clicking HERE and check out my youtube channel where I post Carrie’s Closet Confidentials! An in depth look at what’s in my closet, how I shop and how I piece it all together.
As a Wife & Mom of 4 girls I’ve also got you covered on everything you need to be Chief Financial Mom! From having a cost effective kids birthday party to knowing when its ok to splurge on something for yourself (like a new pair of Louboutin’s) for Date Night with the husband!
So you see it’s not going to be all about self-denial, because my taste is still champagne, cashmere & croissants (lol) I just know how to balance my saving & spending to where I’m happy with both my closets and my bank accounts!
I look forward to sharing all my keys to financial success and life work balance with you! Send your questions, comments and feedback to AskCarriePink@gmail.com
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