Dollars & Sense : Fashionistas! Money Matters
A flawless wardrobe with an empty bank account makes for a very unhappy fashionista! FatinTheCity is proud to announce a new monthly column with financial expert Cynthia Hamlin, MBA. In her monthly column Dollars & Sense, Cynthia shares her wisdom to help us become more financially literate. Today Cynthia introduces herself to you and shares her philosophy on money.
When it comes to money, it’s not how much you make, it’s how much you keep. In this space, I will share tips and strategies to help you to keep more of what you make and to protect it.
Money doesn’t have to be complicated although our relationship with it can be. As caretakers of our families and communities, it is common for women to put others before themselves…often to their detriment financially, physically, and mentally. Sometimes we make decisions about money that hurt us (like hitting that shoe sale when you should be paying down your credit card).
It doesn’t have to be that way. You really can indulge in a little “retail therapy” and do so without guilt when all of your other financial needs have been met. With a bit of effort and planning, you can make your money work for you so that you don’t spend the rest of your life working for it.
The incomparable Maya Angelou said, “Always hope for the best and prepare for the worst. You may not get what you pay for, but you’ll surely pay for what you get.” This applies to life and money. Hope for that big raise but delay the spending spree until it’s a done deal. That way, if it falls through, you won’t be stuck paying off your new debts and struggling to recover financially.
I’m looking forward to sharing ideas with you and am happy to field any questions that you might have.
All the best, Cynthia Hamlin, MBA Investors Group Financial Services, Inc.
Cynthia Hamlin , MBA Investors Group Financial Services, Inc
Cynthia brings best in class financial planning services to women and women-owned businesses. On a mission to enable women to make sound decisions about building wealth and protecting their families, Cynthia’s goal is to ensure that her clients get the best personalized advice to address their individual financial concerns.