July 2, 2012 by girlsgonewealthy
Anyone born in the last 50 years has grown up with the notion that today’s woman in America can be anything she sets her mind and works hard enough to be. We can be the next president, an astronaut, a housewife airing her dirty laundry on television, an inventor of the next greatest craze, a retail owner on Main Street. . . We get it, we can be anything—but how do we get there? Sure, we need a dream, but the reality is, we need money. Money to go to school, money for rent or mortgages, money for groceries, money for clothes, money for internet– the list, in today’s world of ubiquitous choices and opportunities, is endless. The fact of the matter is, no matter your personal goals and dreams, money matters.
Money matters when you need to buy something, it matters in your relationships, it matters to protect your stability and it matters when it comes to getting what you want out of life.
Money is also really confusing.
Most everyone knows you are supposed to save money whenever you can. But sometimes, this is not realistic, and when it is—where to save or invest your money can be ridiculously baffling. There is no one great answer for everyone, but our intention of this blog is about exploring your options in smart ways and taking control over your life in a way that will allow you to live your dreams because you have a safety net just-in-case.
We strive to provide realistic advice on how to get what you want out of life today, while still being smart about tomorrow. We get it because we are just like you: we understand student loans, we get that you don’t want to give up your latte in the morning (it’s worth way more than the $3 it costs you), we splurge on shoes and eating out, we have big dreams for our futures, and we know how it feels to overdraft our bank accounts (but that will never happen again).
We have studied multiple aspects of personal finance and work in careers that allow us to understand the financial needs of each person is unique- but with the same end goal- to be financially secure enough to always be ok… because being financially savvy never goes out of style.
Life is about living for today, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be planning for tomorrow.
Please Note: the views expressed in this blog do not represent the views of Citigroup (Citi Private Bank), Grant Thornton, or any other of our current of prior employers.