A Sheep to Shark Financial Freedom Story

A Sheep to Shark Financial Freedom Story

Marianne Silva of Waterbury is an accomplished, successful, empowered woman. She has an MSW (Master’s of Social Work degree) from the prestigious Columbia University School of Social Work and works as a 
clinician—a full-time trauma therapist—with the PTSD Residential...
Sheep to Shark With Brie Episode 1: Jenna Hyler

Sheep to Shark With Brie Episode 1: Jenna Hyler

Jenna Hyler has two outlooks on life—the one from before she began working with financial advisor Brie Sodano, and her new mindset, the one that will take her From Sheep to Shark and to a new level of success with money and in life. For Jenna, the issue that brought...
A Lesson in Price and Value

A Lesson in Price and Value

A guy opened a kayak shop and it was the only one in the area. People would come from far and wide to look at the kayaks because they knew you can’t feel quality on the Internet, or see if you fit well. The guy would ask them questions and guide them to the best...
Your Financial Comfort Zone Can Be Uncomfortable

Your Financial Comfort Zone Can Be Uncomfortable

A financial  “comfort zone” can suck, and be a place that causes stress or anxiety about money. Humans are funny creatures because we will go back to what is familiar (even if we hate it) because we know we can survive it. There is part of your brain that...
Make a Financial Plan for Your Life Goals

Make a Financial Plan for Your Life Goals

Making money work for you is counter-intuitive. People come to me embarrassed about needing help making a financial plan or feeling like they failed at adulthood by bringing a problem to solve. Personal finance is complicated. There is a big difference between having...
Life’s Big Purchases

Life’s Big Purchases

A tid-bit on the big purchases in life. Free cash flow is the building block of whatever you want. Whether it be wealth, vacations, or any of the other wonderful things that make us happy, you need cash flow to make them happen. When you are buying a house or car,...
The Golden Handcuffs

The Golden Handcuffs

Have you heard the one about the person who hated their job more than anything else in the world, but it paid too good for them to leave? Yeah, I’ve seen it many times. I call this, “The Golden Handcuffs”.  The handcuffs go on when you realize the...
Why Budgets Fail

Why Budgets Fail

Starting with a blank budget sheet and memory is the biggest mistake people make budgeting. When you guess how much you spend where, you only remember a portion of it. You are blind to mindless spending. You also probably remember the things that you enjoy that make...
Being Debt Free Doesn’t Bring You Wealth

Being Debt Free Doesn’t Bring You Wealth

Becoming debt free is not the first step towards wealth the same way losing 20 pounds is not the first step towards health. More people hold themselves back with the idea of being “debt free” then ending up debt free. Before you start chipping away at the...
5 Ways to Make Your Money Work for You

5 Ways to Make Your Money Work for You

There is really no simple answer to the question on how to make money work for you. There is really no easy or single way to do it. But what sets the wealthy and the not wealthy apart is that wealthy people are the ones who are earning the interest and the not so...
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