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

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” –Will Rogers –

I love this quote because it reminds me that being financially wise and successful is so much more than just how much stuff we can buy in life.  In fact, we live in a world where a lot of people think financial success means owning fancy cars and wearing the best designer clothes.  It’s so easy to spend money on things that may make us look like we’re financially well-off but the truth is, the most financially successful and fulfilled individuals are the type that don’t need to flaunt their wealth.  They know that financial success is not indicated on how much you earn or spend on stuff every year, but rather how much money you actually keep and grow every year.

To help you have a better tool to determine your financial success every year, watch this video where I explain Net Worth and what it means for your financial life.

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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