Hi, I’m Helen Wang, living in central Ohio. I’m the owner of Money Coach Helen LLC.
I was born and raised in a remote village of northern China. In the early 1980s I was so lucky and got accepted by Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. After getting the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, I was working as an IT engineer in Beijing for years. In mid 1990s, I decided to come to US and pursue my dreams. I got my 2nd master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from West Virginia University, and continued working on IT for decades in US. At the age of 47, I said good bye to my engineering career, retired early, and started a brand new chapter of my life.
Why money coaching?
Growing up in the rural China, I knew from the early childhood that, my family didn’t have much money. My dad and mom stretched every penny, and kept telling me and my brother: “Don’t spend money unless it’s absolutely necessary.” No matter how tight the money was, my parents always made sure the family had the necessities. They even borrowed money from friends to help me and my brother finish the college. One of the lessons I learnt from my parents is to prioritize the spending.
I have a very special relationship with money. As an immigrant, I went through the graduate school, later bought my first house, and tasted the first car loan right away. Living in a new house and driving a new car was cool, but, paying the mortgage and car loan each month was such a pain. I just hated the debt, and was determined to pay them off as quickly as possible. It took me 2+ years to pay off the car loan, and 10 years to pay off the mortgage. At the same time, I saved for my kid’s college. Finally I was debt free, and could focus on saving and investing for my retirement.
Looking back, is it easy to get where I am today? No, it’s not easy at all. But, is it doable? The answer is yes.
This is why I want to be a money coach: I want to help people, each of you, to get your personal finances in a good order. In this way, you and your loved ones don’t have to worry that much about money. It is about peace of mind, and better quality of life for you.
- To help you feel more comfortable about managing your own money, so you become the great driver of your financial life.
- To help you achieve your financial goals.
I like reading, writing, and great conversations with my family, friends and clients. Lately I’m very interested in behavioral economics. Football season is my favorite time.
Check the two ebooks I wrote, both are memoirs. They are available on Amazon.
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