Featured Blog: I Got It From My Momma

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


You know a lot shapes how we feel and think about money.  Most of it we learn from our parents, either directly or indirectly.

In honor of Mother’s day this weekend, I recently reflected on all the wonderful things I learned from my mom about managing money. Both her and my Dad have been excellent role models for me when it comes to financial success and somehow they managed to raise a family of five off of one income growing up, which now seems almost impossible.

Fortunately, I’ve  been blessed with a mother who is not only loving, compassionate and the most nurturing person I know, but who is the original Financially Wise Woman (O.G. FWW).   She has always been great at budgeting, finding the best deals in town, and negotiating prices among other things and continues to teach me about money even to this day.

So with Mother’s day this weekend, take time to explore what you learned from your Mom about money.  You may find not all the things you’ve learned from your mom about money are good, that’s okay, just become aware of them and work on keeping what works and drop what doesn’t work in your financial life.

Then, check out this video where I share some of my favorite money tips I’ve learned from my mom and how they can help you in your own financial life today.

One of them she even did this weekend when we went shopping! This woman is no joke a Financially Wise Woman!


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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