I'm Financial Coach, NFEC-certified Financial Educator (CFEI), and café-con-leche fanatic with a passion to help CLOSE the gap in Financial Literacy through my business Wear Your Money Crown™.
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico where I grew up in a multicultural home, full of love. My parents, big-hearted and intellectually fabulous, prioritised pro-bono work and their children’s education. As such, there were times when money was extremely tight.
I remember as if it were yesterday when, at the age of ten, I made myself a resolution: to one day buy my parents a home. I had an early desire to take care of my loved ones; what I needed was to learn about money and develop my entrepreneurial spirit. That’s how I became an avid little saver. In fact, I still own my blue bear piggy bank to this very day!
Through hard work and a heart of perseverance, I graduated from one of the world’s top universities - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - and made my way to Wall Street to grow my money-savvy skillset.
At the age of twenty-three, I made good on my dream of buying my parents a home. Since then, I have achieved financial wellness, and have been blessed to create a life full of adventure, care for my loved ones, and support charities close to my heart.
who overcame extraordinary obstacles to lead a life of service to others. Her deep faith, passion, and legacy of courage inspires me every day.
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I once advised Colin Firth about a trading scene for Born Equal, a television film directed by Dominic Savage for the BBC. And yes, he is just as lovely in person as he is on the screen!
This is my childhood piggy bank (Mr. Oso = Mr. Bear), he is over thirty-years-old and is still in pretty awesome shape (despite the chewed off ear). He was where I first stashed all my savings, if only I had known about compounding interest back then : )
In 2012, I attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party, where The Artist won best film, I got to meet some seriously cool people, and I got to hold a real Oscar (they are pretty heavy by the way)!
I have been to Antarctica where I experienced the pristine beauty of the South Pole, surrounded by penguins, seals, and whales.
In 2020 I married the love of my life within hours of the UK’s second lockdown! We arranged the wedding in two days, and my wedding dress was not ready until the evening before (talk about stress).
These are our rescue pets: Gordito (tabby) is the shy & quiet-one and Lolo (black & white) is the life of the party. I believe in #adoptdontshop as there are so many abandoned animals in need of a loving home. I am a proud supporter of local animal charities and animal rescuers back home. They are true heroes!
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and for over twenty-one years I have worked on the trading floors of various large financial institutions, both on Wall Street and in the City of London. In 2020 I became a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) through the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC).
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