Hey Financial Goddess — Yes, YOU!

This ‘financial’ thing is hard to understand — really, really hard.

You’re already doing everything on your own.

You’ve been ‘making things happen’ for as long as you remember.

Your time is stretched beyond thin, and frankly, you’re exhausted.

You need a break from the relentlessness of all the demands.

And you need guidance…

So you can feel CONFIDENT about the financial powerhouse you are becoming.

Welcome to Making Cents Count!


About Karen

Hi! I’m Karen, and I’m the founder of this fantastic financial community, created and designed to help you eliminate the financial overload (and overwhelm) before it starts.

To give you a little background on who I am, I retired from the financial industry in 2019. With my passion for helping others, I decided to put my efforts into becoming an online business owner and founded Making Cents Count. I wanted to create a financial community where everyone could feel comfortable learning about managing personal finances, regardless of their knowledge level.

I have a BS in Management from Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, and I held Advisor Series 7 and 63 Securities Licenses NASD FINRA. I spent my career in the financial industry working with the largest insurance carriers in the nation. So, I’m intimately acquainted with many aspects of the financial and insurance sectors.

My goal is to package the financial industry “jargon” (terminology and information) in bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand. I want to empower you and help you discover a better way to organize your finances. I want to arm you with the knowledge to take control of your money. I want you to feel confident and prepared, so you can enjoy your retirement, just like I am!

In addition to the valuable information that you’ll find here at Making Cents Count, I provide limited 1:1 personal finance & consulting services. I also oversee the membership site, Financial Success Society, which includes a robust, private community centered on core values, beliefs, and financial philosophies.

If you’re ready to get financially organized or take your finances to the next level, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have with regard to our services as well as our products that are available for purchase.  Together, we will help you take control of your finances so that they won’t control you!

About Making Cents Count

I created Making Cents Count exclusively for the overwhelmed professional woman, to make smart budgeting decisions by teaching her how to organize her finances and investment strategies so that she feels confident about her decisions for a secure future.

I believe you control your finances; they don’t control you.

I believe you have what it takes to control your finances with the proper tools.

I believe you are unstoppable once you feel confident about your financial decisions.

You need —and want— to be present and intentional about your own financial well-being.

Above all, you need the feeling of confidence about a secure future.

Imagine the feeling of pure satisfaction and contentment knowing you’re making the right financial decisions for yourself, that you’ve properly organized and allocated your finances, and the best part — they’re on autopilot! Yes, it really is possible.

Imagine watching your finances thrive, month-after-month, year-after-year — all because of YOU!


Our Mission: To assure you that no matter where you are currently, you can take financial control and feel confident about a secure future.

Our Goal: To both educate and excite you about watching your knowledge and finances thrive.

Our Promise: To keep an open and courteous forum where questions, ideas, and suggestions are always welcome.


Join Our Community

Are you ready to start investing, control your finances, and prepare for retirement? Join our amazing community! You’ll receive exclusive financial tips from Making Cents Count, as well as unlimited FREE access to our resource library full of money-saving tools and guides.

The ONE Thing You Can Start Today to Create a Financially Secure Future

About Financial Success Society Membership

Follow the path to financial success where small actions lead to BIG RESULTS!

I’m excited to announce our new Financial Success Society. This exclusive membership group will give you a chance to discuss your financial concerns with others in a safe, comfortable, judgment-free space. As a member of the Financial Success Society, you’ll receive the guidance you desire, enabling you to move financially-forward, easier and faster.  Our society is a robust, private community centered on core values, beliefs, and financial philosophies.

Financial Success Society Members receive:

  • Our step-by-step action plan for financial success
  • Live monthly Facebook training sessions
  • Access + support to our private, members-only Facebook Group
  • Exclusive arsenal of resources and tools
  • Mindset coaching to help you take control of your finances
  • Access to regular Facebook Live Q&A sessions to discuss your most pressing questions to help you move forward

Financial Success Society eliminates confusion and overwhelm, giving you the exact steps to take based on your current financial phase. As a result, you will feel confident about your financial decisions as you move into a secure future.

The Financial Success Society is open to very limited enrollment a few times per year.

Join the waiting list to learn about our next open enrollment. When you join our waiting list, you will automatically receive access to our Free Resource Library as well as valuable tools and resources to help you on your journey to financial success.

Financial Success Society




You can absolutely  take control of your finances, and I want to help you get there!  If you have any questions or want to celebrate a success you’ve accomplished, email me at [email protected].  I would truly love to hear your story!

Meet the Team

Kalina loves writing about anything that truly inspires her from a financial perspective.  This entails current financial events, and how it can affect us all globally.  As you can see, Kalina’s rescue dogs, Sadie and Roscoe are always close by.  Follow Kalina’s articles in keeping you current with the latest trends.
    Lauren is the glue that holds our team together. She is a leader and the voice we want to hear when looking for ways to further help our financial community.  Our members love Lauren’s insight, as she’s definitely got her finger on the pulse of this amazing community.
      Interested in working with us?  Whether it’s advertising, the promotion of our site, or collaborating with like-minded individuals or corporations, Nancy, is the one we turn to.  Contact Nancy and she will make you an offer you simply cannot refuse.
        Bella Rue
        Bella is our CWO [Chief Woofing Officer] and very much involved with our everyday events. Be sure to follow her antics, as well as our latest happenings, by joining our amazing Making Cents Community now!