Hi! I’m Dr. Brenda.

sociologist. financial coach. full-time rver

My goal is to help YOU open the doors of financial freedom and a new life! I’ll give you the best resources and the support you need to successfully navigate your journey. Together, we’ll make your dream come true!

My Life … the Short Version

I earned my doctoral degree at the age of 30, eager to set the world on fire. A month later, I lost my job, thanks to state budget cuts. It took me more than three years and five states before I landed a decent job – one with benefits. And by that time, I could fit all of my belongings in a Honda hatchback. Poverty and despair were my companions.

That experience taught me to save and invest as much as I could, and I would move on to build a highly successful career. When that career ended unexpectedly in my 50s, I didn’t mind so much. You see, I had built a net worth of $1,000,000 – on one income and as a single mom.

The end of my career led to a new phase of exploration and the desire to pursue my true passion – helping women achieve financial freedom. My mission is to deliver hope to those who feel overwhelmed by their financial troubles, and to guide them to a future in which they are free to pursue their dreams. And that's why I became a financial coach.

In 2020, I joined the band of kickass women who head out on their own to find adventure. I traded in my quiet suburban house for an RV and am busy traveling around the country. Maybe I'll see you on the road!

P.S. You can read more about my story of adversity in this interview.

Don't be afraid of your own success! Follow a simple formula - Dream Plan Save Do - to create your most awesome life. You got this!

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