I know what it’s like to want a lifestyle you can’t afford.

Ten years ago, I was just a 22 year old living in New York City, trying to make rent and dreaming of a lifestyle I couldn’t afford.

I was sick of sharing a bathroom, tired of traveling on a shoestring budget, and feeling guilty every time I went to brunch with my friends.

I wanted to actually enjoy the city I lived in - to have my own apartment, to travel on my own terms, and to sign up for Classpass without having to check my bank account first.

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Money was always the thing trapping me.

I felt like no matter how hard I worked, I could never build up enough money to afford the things I really wanted.

Then one day, I broke down sobbing in the dentist's chair. I needed an $1,800 dental implant. Basically, every penny of my savings.

While handing over my credit card and trying to hide my tears, I decided I couldn't live like that anymore. 

Vulnerable, embarrassed, stressed, at the mercy of my money — or lack of it.

I realized I was afraid to face my money situation. I was obsessing about money all the time - that I wasn't good with it, that there was never enough it - But I wasn't actually looking at my finances or managing my money. I had to make a change.

SO, HERE’S WHAT I DID...

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I started tracking every penny I spent.

I read every money book I could find.

I negotiated a raise and picked up side work.

I made a list of all the things I wanted - the apartment, the vacations, the gym membership - to calculate the actual cost of the lifestyle I was dreaming about 

I challenged myself to start investing.

I learned to splurge on the things I loved while cutting out the rest

I learned to splurge on the things I loved while cutting out the rest

Now I’m in my thirties and
actually living my                   ...

I’m channeling my inner Carrie Bradshaw living on the top floor of a brownstone in Harlem.

I can treat my girlfriends to a round of drinks without the stress of splitting the check.

I can fly to see my brother in Nashville without feeling anxiety about buying the plane ticket

When I chip a tooth in a bike accident, I can go to the dentist without worrying about the money 

And I’m working my 

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As a nationally recognized money expert, I’m on a mission to help ambitious women feel as confident with their money as they do in their careers.

I’m a published author and frequent guest on national television, including ABC World News, CBS News, Fox & Friends, Reuters and The Dr Oz Show, and a go-to money expert with advice featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Glamour, SUCCESS and Oprah Magazine.

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