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 Burhoe

Hi! I’m Karen Burhoe, 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’ve spent my career in the insurance and financial industry. 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, investing, and life insurance 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, while 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 as you move into a secure future.

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, the 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 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 to guide and educate mature women with organizing their finances and building customized investment strategies so they feel confident about a secure financial 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 financial future.

Imagine if you were in control of your finances and felt financially secure.  Knowing that your financial decisions are the “right” decisions.  Knowing that you’re financially organized.  Felt in financial control and confident about a secure financial future.  Yes, it really is possible…

Your journey to financial success is unique.  If you’re ready to move forward with your finances, and want to get financially organized, the Making Cents Count Financial Organizer is the robust answer you need. The organizer is our DIY financial services option, providing you with the tools to eliminate financial overwhelm, with results that fit your schedule + lifestyle.

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

About Financial Success Society Membership

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


I’m thrilled to announce the Financial Success Society!  As a member of the exclusive 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.

Your journey to financial success is unique. That’s why each step on the Financial Success Path is tailored to your situation. Are you ready to take control of your finances, but not sure where (or how) to start? We’ve got you covered! You will know the exact steps to take, specific to you, and how to apply them to your financial landscape.

Already a savvy investor?  Then you’ll learn the specific steps you can take right now to amplify the momentum you already have.  Plus, you’ll identify a few things which are likely holding you back from fully building on your current success the way you want to.

When you join the Financial Success Society Membership, you are never alone. No matter where you are on your financial journey, you won’t ever get stuck in a stage because you don’t have access to the right tools. We’re here to help.

Financial Success Society Members receive:

  • Our Step-by-Step Financial Success Path to help you take control of your finances
  • Private Membership Hub tailored specifically to you
  • Access to our exclusive members-only Facebook Group
  • Exclusive arsenal of reference guides, checklists, templates, resources and tools
  • Mindset coaching + support from our robust, private community centered on core values, beliefs, and financial philosophies
  • Monthly Facebook Live Q+A sessions to discuss your most pressing questions
  • Content to ensure you have the latest financial insights
  • Audios, Videos, and Transcripts to help you consume financial content in a way that you prefer
  • Our all-in-one experience to help you make financial progress easier and faster
  • Results that fit your schedule + lifestyle
  • And SO much more…

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

OH NO!!!

The Financial Success Society Membership is Currently Closed…

… now that registration is closed I’m ALL IN serving our community and helping them get results, but I want to give you the next best thing — for FREE!

If you’re ready to take your finances to the next level, join our Waiting List, and be the first in line to get all the details when the doors open September 9, 2024!

Then, check your email and be on the lookout for “Welcome! You’re on the List!” and peek inside to find the “6 Simple Steps to Get Financially Organized” Checklist as our gift to you…

Financial Success Society Membership


Once you join the Waitlist, you will automatically receive access to our Free Resource Library, filled with valuable tools and resources to help you on your journey to financial success.

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 access all the valuable financial resources you need to transform your approach to money?  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.

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’s travels around the world is an inspiration to our team, and what keeps Making Cents Count relevant.  You won’t find anyone more savvy regarding current events, and the global effects they create.  Kalina’s insight helps us to stay current with the latest financial 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 help our community make financial progress easier and faster.  Our members love Lauren’s insight as she’s got her finger on the pulse of our robust, private community.



Interested in working with us?  Whether it’s advertising, the promotion of our site, Making Cents Count, or our membership, the Financial Success Society, Nancy is the one we turn to!  You won’t find distracting pop-up ads on our site as we are selective and believe in tasteful placement.  That said, we love collaborating with like-minded individuals or corporations.  Contact Nancy and she will make you an offer you simply can’t refuse.



Bella is our CWO [Chief Woofing Officer] and very much involved with our everyday events. Be sure to follow her antics along with her associates (Minion + Stevie ScissorPaws), as well as our latest happenings by joining the Making Cents Count Community!