My mother plays an important role in her company as a financial advisor. As I was growing up, my mother was always on top of our family finances. Specifically, she made sure that she and my dad were financially stable enough to send me to an out of state college, without putting a burden on our family’s cash flow. I’ve learned a great deal from witnessing my mother balance our family’s finances. Growing up with a mother that puts great emphasis on using money wisely has helped me learn to manage my money adequately.