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About Me

Hi, I’m Walli!

I am a self-proclaimed money nerd! I love spreadsheets. I watched PBS specials about retirement for fun! 

There’s a difference between “good” with money and knowing how to build wealth.  The truth is, I was good at staying out of credit card debt. I had so much to learn about managing and growing my money. 

I am a natural spender.  I love a good sale. I was proof that having a high-income didn’t mean I knew how to manage my money. 

My Money Journey

I was born and raised in New York City. I spent most of my life living in the the Bronx. I am a Latina, first generation college graduate and daughter of an immigrant.

I moved to California for an amazing job opportunity and negotiated my salary to more than double what I was making.

Unfortunately, I didn’t understand money or building wealth. I didn’t grow up looking at stock charts with my dad or balancing the checkbook with my mom. We didn’t talk about money much in my family.

At 24 years old I was making more than ever before and I had no idea what to do once my bills were paid. Naturally, I began to spend and spend. I set very little money aside every month. I bought shoes, clothes, handbags and rarely did I cook at home.

The moment things changed

In 2015, I stumbled across a Forbes article that was lifechanging. I began to reevaluate what I was spending my money on and the true cost of my purchases.

I began listening to podcasts, reading personal finance books and became a follower of dozens of financial independence blogs.

Learning about financial independence and early retirement allowed me to have a dream I didn’t know I was allowed to have.

Today I am on a journey to empower women to build and create generational wealth.

My goal: To inspire 25 women to be the first millionaires in their family.