So Money - Episode 1494

Ask Farnoosh

Farnoosh and Mary O'Malley

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Today’s Ask Farnoosh episode is about how to afford life’s biggest (and exciting!) expenses. My special co-host, Prudential CFP Mary O’Malley, offers insights strategies you don’t want to miss including:

  • Should you buy a home right now?
  • Pros and cons to leasing
  • Saving up for a baby
  • When does a HELOC make sense?
  • Benefits to Supplemental Medical Insurance

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More about Mary: Her career life began as a Special Education teacher where she spent over a decade teaching underprivileged and special needs children. In 2011, Mary started a family but after spending a few years as a stay-at-home mom she made the decision to go back into the professional workforce by entering the financial services industry. Her passion for teaching in a traditional setting had subsided but her passion to educate others still remains strong to this day. Mary’s interest in the financial industry was born out of her ability to overcome her own personal struggle with finances. Mary is not one to shy away from a challenge, and becoming a Certified Financial Planner has fulfilled her desire to educate others on how to take control of their personal finances.

Mary O’Malley CFP® joined Prudential Advisors in November 2020 and is now working with an all-female producer group that is dedicated to helping individuals, families and small business secure what is important, and take intentional steps toward reaching future goals and lifelong financial stability.

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