Ellevate Network: Q&A With Money Queen Cary Carbonaro

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Cary Carbonaro is a Certified Financial Planner with an MBA in finance, and has over 25 years of experience in financial services. Her latest book, The Money Queen’s Guide: For Women Who Want Build Wealth and Banish Fear is an Amazon #1 Best Seller in the U.S. and several other countries. She is currently a Managing Director with United Capital Financial Life Management.

In her recent Twitter chat, Cary talked about how she built her business, one client at a time, and why it’s never too early to start investing.

Purses with a dual purpose: money equals safety and security

Purses with a dual purpose: money equals safety and security


A woman’s purse represents the basics in life for her and her dependent loved ones, and often it is the only thing a future resident of Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter in Brevard County, Florida has time to grab as she runs for her life — identification, Social Security card for herself and her children, driver’s license, credit cards, cash.

That’s why the charity calls its fall fundraiser Purses for a Purpose, coinciding with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Now in its 10th year, the event is bringing celebrity financial guru Cary Carbonaro, MBA, CFP to speak to another purse-related theme: if your purse is empty, you are more easily kept a prisoner dependent on your abuser for your survival and the survival of your children.

Purses with a Purpose starts at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at the Crown Plaza in Melbourne, Florida and includes a live auction of new designer purses along with a silent auction of more than 50 donated items and baskets, more than 40 vendors, raffles and a luncheon. The event has been a sell-out with more than 300 attendees in the past five years.

Carbonaro will speak and sign copies of her new book before its Oct. 13 release: “The Money Queen’s Guide: for Women Who Want to Build Wealth and Banish Fear.”