Brittney Castro

Brittney Castro

Brittney Castro, CFP® is the CEO and Founder of Financially Wise Women. Her mission is to make financial planning fun and easy; helping women to use money to create their ideal lives — free from stress and anxiety. Gain control of your finances the fun and simple and enroll in her 6-week online money class.

Saving Money: Everyday Hacks for Busy Women

Saving Money: Everyday Hacks for Busy Women

In our world of instant gratification, it’s more necessary than ever to be able to stay focused on saving money any way you can. So to help you monitor your spending habits and cut expenses in order to…

The 401(k) Basics: 5 Things You Need to Know

The 401(k) Basics: 5 Things You Need to Know

So, you want to know about the 401(k) investment opportunity. If you are an economic novice, it can seem like a complicated concept. In fact, however, the idea is quite simple. The 401(k) derives its name from the…

Investing in Your 20s and 30s (Part 3)

Investing in Your 20s and 30s (Part 3)

Last month I shared with you an article about how you can invest your money, and the feature before that I explained why investing is so important. Today, as promised, I will walk you through exactly how to choose the…

Investing in Your 20s and 30s, Part 2

Investing in Your 20s and 30s, Part 2

If you’ve read “Investing 101 (Part 1),” you understand why investing is so important. Now, let’s move on to ways of actually investing your money. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll cover…

Investing in Your 20s and 30s

Investing in Your 20s and 30s

I often hear women in their 20s and early 30s say that they do not have enough money to start investing. I don’t believe it! I believe everyone has enough money to start investing if they make it…

Creating and Maintaining a Summertime Budget

Creating and Maintaining a Summertime Budget

Did you know that only one in three Americans prepare a budget every month to track their income and expenses? That means a majority of people (two-thirds, to be exact) do not use a budget to track their money…

Money Management for Millennials

Money Management for Millennials

Many Millennials are dealing with debt (student loan debt, credit card debt), living paycheck to paycheck, and dreaming of a better financial future. It’s untrue that financial planning only benefits high net worth people. There are some basic…

What Debt Reduction Strategy Is the Best?

What Debt Reduction Strategy Is the Best?

So you’ve come to terms with the debt that you have, and you have some extra money in your cash flow to allocate toward additional debt payments. Now the question becomes: What debt reduction strategy is actually best…

Get Debt-Free in 2015

Get Debt-Free in 2015

If you’re like most people, one of your goals this year is to pay off your debts once and for all. But, before you can get down to the nitty-gritty of debt reduction, it’s important…

To Rent or Buy

To Rent or Buy

Making the decision to buy a home is a huge step in your financial life. After all, a home is probably the largest purchase you will ever make in your lifetime. Especially after the recent housing market crash in 2009…

Invest In Your Health

Invest In Your Health

Excuse me, but is this green juice organic, GMO-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free?

Do you ever wonder if all this “healthy stuff” is actually worth spending the extra money on? And if it is…

The Easiest Way to Manage Your Money

The Easiest Way to Manage Your Money

There are so many formulas you learned growing up that seem so irrelevant to everyday living. But one that most people didn’t learn — and still don’t know — is how much money you should…

Reasons To Get Renters Insurance

Reasons To Get Renters Insurance

Do you know that over one-third of Americans rent?

And yet, most people who rent do not have any protection in place to cover themselves or their belongings from personal or liability damages. Stuff happens. Sometimes pipes burst, a…

How To Curb Spending On Clothes

How To Curb Spending On Clothes

Have you been here? You pull up Pinterest and start looking at the trending styles for the day, then start pinning outfits to your fashion board like your life depended on it. Then your girlfriend sends you a pin of…

How To Overcome Debt

How To Overcome Debt

When you combine the right mindset with a tactical game plan, not only can you pay off your debt faster, but you can actually enjoy the process as well. That may sound like a foreign concept, but by keeping a…