Cristina Livadary immigrated to the US when she was 6, and less than a year later, her father left, leaving her stranded with her mother and sister. She didn’t speak the language, had no money, and lived in hotels until her mother was able to find steady work as a chef.
She grew up without much in the way of financial education, but did secure a water polo scholarship to Bucknell. Until a rotator cuff injury lost her the funding at the beginning of her third year. She left college with $100,000 in student loans and a burning desire to find a high paying job to live out her Carrie Bradshaw dreams of living in NYC.
She spent two years in New York, working hard and spending harder. She moved to LA to run a division covering California and Hawaii, and decided she needed to make a big change.
Cristina stopped spending lavishly on things that didn’t matter, started focusing on what made her happy, and now helps others manage their finances to get money out of the way and live their best lives.
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