Featured Blog: 5 Easy Ways to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

Written by Team WFAN

Women Financial Advancement Network (WFAN) strives for a society where women join the financial system in an equitable manner to lead a more meaningful life.

January 20, 2014

The following blog is by Brittney Castro originally published in Brittney Castro’s Blog – Financially Wise Women.

Alright, we’re officially 15 days into the new year.  Every year, you are given a chance to start down a new path in your financial life.  A chance to change how you feel about your money and your finances once and for all.  A chance to begin to manage your money with grace and ease, and use it to live a life you love.

You have this opportunity every day, of course, but at the start of a new year, when finances are on everyone’s mind, you have the power to truly make proactive change in how you deal with money, think about money, manage money…and so on.

So in today’s video, I share five simple yet powerful ways you can take control of your finances in 2014.  These tips may seem simple, but so many people overlook the power they hold. And when they’re practiced on a regular basis, your financial life will start to become something you’re actually excited about, versus something you feel trapped by.  The feelings of being stuck, stressed, overwhelmed and anxious will begin to be replaced by feelings of fun, peace, clarity and bliss–because when you begin to see your money in a new way, you can begin a loving, healthy relationship with it and use it to create the life of your dreams.

Money is something that will be around for your entire life–and it’s better to learn how to manage and deal with it from a loving, empowering place as soon as you can.

So if you’re ready to start learning about personal finance in a fun, easy way, make sure you check out my new Money Class, which opens January 27! 

I will be sending out more information about the class over the next few weeks, but in a nutshell, it’s a six-week online home-study course that will teach you the basics of money management and financial planning in a way that actually makes sense.  And best part of all, you can become a member of a private Facebook group dedicated to those who are enrolled in the course to continue to receive additional support on your financial journey.

Remember to watch the video above and mark your calendars for the open enrollment that begins January 27.

Have a stellar week-and happy New Year!


About the author: Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ is the Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles based financial planning firm for women. She specializes in working with busy professional and entrepreneurial women who are passionate about life and want to gain clarity around their money. Brittney’s mission is to help women plan and create the life of their dreams, free from anxiety about money. She is known for her non-judgmental, compassionate approach to financial planning. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Planning Magazine, Investment News, and Registered Rep Magazine. Away from the office, you can find Brittney working out, drinking green juice, reading, playing at the park with her dog Arya and of course dancing. Visit her at http://www.financiallywisewomen.com and request a FREE 30-minute Discovery Session to discuss how financial planning can help you use your money to live a life you love. Financially Wise Women is a registered investment adviser offering advisory services in the State of California and in other jurisdictions where exempted.


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