Meet Trailblazer Michelle Buonincontri
Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle Buonincontri.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
After a successful career in a corporate financial services environment for over 20 years working with Business Partners to define their goals, objectives, and strategies to meet them, I was feeling disconnected. In 2005, after too many mergers between Chase and other financial institutions, I really started to question how I could have more impact in the world in a more meaningful way for families and knew I had to make a move. So, I decided to go back to my roots.
What did I love? What was I good at? Seeing the big picture and the details. Helping others. Simplifying complex ideas. During this introspection, I went back even further to “see who I was”.
You see, I grew up in an Italian household. Living in my grandparent’s home resulted in a connection to family and community that runsdeep. As a teen, I worked for our family business and my grandfather taught me about money using what he called the “envelope system” and this formed my initial interest and foundation for money management….. It was this discipline and philosophy around the importance of cash management that enabled me to pay for a 30k wedding at age 19 and purchase my first home at age 21. It was this discipline that made me the financial CEO of our household with a passion I cannot describe…
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As part of Michelle’s commitment to families, she is the Founder of Being Mindful in Divorce, writes for “The Street” and Investopedia, is a Financial Coach with Savvy Ladies, a leader for “What Everyone Should know About Divorce” in N Phoenix/N Scottsdale www.secondsaturdaynphoenix.com and volunteers regularly for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation in Phoenix.