Get comfortable with discomfort.
Talking about money is revolutionary. In these times, it is essential to break through the taboos of speaking about both finance and sexuality. For centuries, shame has held people in bondage to extractive systems of male supremacy. Just like people breaking the taboo of speaking about sexual assault in the #metoo movement, courageous souls are speaking more candidly about personal money struggles and systemic financial oppression.
Money can be something that brings us closer together instead of driving us apart.
“Money-Wise Women” guest Brittney Castro, founder of Financial Wise Women is not a typical financial planner. She takes a unique, authentic, feminine approach to financial wellness and suggests, “See money as a relationship, and improve it with love and nurturing.”
When you learn about someone’s stories about what shaped who they are today, you understand them on a deeper level. Sharing these with a partner can foster greater ease with money. Planning a money date might not seem romantic, yet it can create a new level of intimacy. Looking at your money journey with your partner creates understanding.
Beyond the discomfort of talking about money is the joy and satisfaction of authentic connection.
Brittney Castro, CFP®, AAMS®, CRPC®, is the founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles financial-planning firm whose mission is to teach women and couples the art of managing their money the fun and simple way. As a Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, entrepreneur, and speaker, Brittney works with busy professional women and couples who are ready to make their finances work for them and use their money to live the lives of their dreams. After years of working in the male-dominated world of financial planning, Brittney realized she wanted to work with clients the same way she talks about money with her girlfriends–in a smart, personal, feminine way that’s compassionate, fun, and nonjudgmental.
Brittney has become a well-known financial expert and a go-to resource for national media outlets. She’s been featured on CNN, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CBS, KTLA, Fox 11 News, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, and many more.
Brittney serves as the Chase Financial Education Ambassador, a role in which she’ll be traveling the country, giving interviews, and speaking at events in an effort to spread financial literacy to more women and men. She is also a CFP® Pro spokeswoman in the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning campaign to educate more women and minorities about the career of financial planning.