MaReesa Davenport, MBA

I am passionate about personal finance!  My mission is to empower individuals and families to take charge of their finances to create a better, less stressful life.  Having overcome some serious financial setbacks, I know how rewarding it is to take charge of your finances and the joy that comes when you have less financial stress.  I’m a single mom, living on one modest income.  When my son was born, I was homeless and drowning in credit card and student loan debt.  Within 4 years I turned my finances around and bought my first home.  In the process, I have read countless books on personal finance, met with financial advisors, and scoured the internet for articles.  I returned to school and earned my MBA in early 2017.  Now, I want to share the secrets of my success with you!  I will arm you with the knowledge, behaviors and tools that will empower you to take control and build the life you want.  Most importantly, I will provide you with the support and accountability you need to make lasting change.

My Philosophy:

Some people think budgeting is a dirty word and view budgeting as akin to torture.  Budgeting doesn’t have to be painful and you don’t have to espouse extreme frugality.  The key to financial success is being intentional in how you use your money.  Have you ever received a bonus or a tax return and the next thing you knew the money was gone and you couldn’t even remember what you spent it on?  It was frittered away in insignificant ways that added little-to-no value to your happiness or well-being.  That is the opposite of being intentional with your money.  When you are intentional about your personal finances, you will use your money in ways that increase your well-being and happiness.

Personal finance is just that – it’s personal.  There is no judgment.  While there are generally accepted, sound financial principals that I will emphasize and encourage you to follow, each person has individual goals and preferences.  No two people’s budgets will be alike.  Also, personal finance is tightly bound to psychology and emotions.  I will help you articulate your goals, recognize your preferences, and understand your relationship with money.  Then, we will implement behavioral techniques to work towards your goals and promote sound financial decisions.

Read more about me and about personal finance coaching here.