Outside of encouraging people to get their financial act together, I am a mother and a Labor and Delivery Nurse.
Though I had been making six figures for years, I struggled with money. Finally realizing I couldn't out-earn my financial ignorance, I knew I had to make some changes.
By shifting my mindset around money, being consistent and intentional, I was able to pay off just under $1 million in debt in two and a half years. Extracting from my experience, I share simple, actionable tools to set you on the right path, financially.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, never seeming to get ahead of your finances, I'm here to help. It's time to stop living paycheck to paycheck. You have what it takes to reach financial independence, live the life of your dreams and leave a legacy for your family.
A little more about me...
Family is everything. While most single parent families are headed by single moms, I was raised by my dad. My grandfather also played a significant role in raising me and at 91 years old, is one of my best friends.
I am recently a mom of two, with my youngest arriving NYE 2018. The baby wanted to show how financially intentional she was by coming through in just enough time to get us that good tax break.
My older daughter is my sidekick and our favorite haunts are the library or a local amusement park. She's also my fellow dance partner and turn up queen. She gently persuades (punks) me into taking her to Disneyland, at least 5 times a year. But I secretly love all the magically experiences and how they light up her eyes.
I initially became a nurse so I could travel the world. Being burnt out from corporate life, I left my job in healthcare administration and was unemployed for a year while applying to nursing school. I dreamed of taking travel nursing contracts in Dubai and Singapore, getting paid to explore the world.
Unfortunately, life happened and I have only worked as nurse in the San Francisco Bay Area. I also have dreams of having a travel television show, exploring the world with my daughter and sampling diverse cuisines. This chapter of my life is to be continued…
I listen to at least 5 podcast daily. My secret weapon is listening in 2x speed (which typically annoys any passengers in my car). I learn something new everyday and I credit much of my success to implementing things I learned while listening to podcasts.
Being raised by a single dad, I had to learn how to manage myself and my sisters' hair at an early age. I got really good and in high school, I was the go to girl for braids.
I used these skills to buy my first car and later it became my side hustle, supporting me through college. I continued to braid on nights and weekends through grad school and working in my career.
People still ask me to braid, unfortunately I have limited my clientele to my daughters exclusively.
I'm a straight shooter and sometimes a little too blunt. I believe in transparency and sharing my life lessons. I firmly believe there is no better way to learn than to teach.
I'm super passionate about changing my family's financial trajectory. I'm committed to being the last person in my family that will have to rely on debt.
So what the heck do all those initials behind my name mean? RNC-OB = Certified Obstetrical Registered nurse, FNP-BC= Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN= Masters of Science in Nursing , MHA = Masters of Healthcare Administration