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Meet June 2012 Finance Lady Lennia: Rynah Young

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Meet Lady Lennia Rynah Young!

When it comes to surviving in the real world there is something that you absolutely have to understand….MONEY! This month we wanted to dedicate an entire issue to education our lovely ladies about finance, investing, saving, and money in general. And what better way to let you guys  learn than from a lady who knows her way around a dollar and wants to share what she knows with the rest of you! Meet Rynah Young, Lady Lennia for our finance edition who is ready to share her insight, but first let tell you more about herself. Meet your Finance Lady Lennia Rynah Young!

Astrological sign: Taurus

 Age: 23 years old

 Pet Peeve: When people don’t answer their phone.

 Favorite Family Event: When we take a road trip to a place we have yet to visit and do something exciting! For example: snowboarding in Tennessee, taking a cruise to Cozumel, white water rafting in North Carolina, etc.

Tell us something you absolutely must have: I absolutely must have my planner with me at all times!

What makes you an expert with finance?

Definitely wouldn’t consider myself an “expert,” but I do continuously study in order to become as close as an expert I can get. I studied for 4 years at a nationally recognized university and in my opinion, one of the best business schools in the nation. I strive to become more knowledgeable in the area of finance everyday by reading books and articles on credible business websites.

Are you in, or have you gone to college? If so, when did you graduate or what is your expected graduation date?

Yes, I graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio,TX  in May 2011.

What is your area of study? If you are not enrolled in school, then what alternative did you take to put yourself on the road to accomplishing your dreams?

I double majored in Corporate Financial Management & Risk Management/Financial Services.

What is your age?

23 years old

What has been your biggest struggle in achieving your goals? How are you overcoming it?

Fear of failure. Often I find myself getting caught up in busy work that I fail to recognize that what I am actually doing is distracting myself from my true goals. Why? I’ve always felt the need to please everyone, and obviously I can’t do that no matter how hard I try to. I look up to certain people in my life and never would I intend to disappoint them. Luckily for me though, I have such a strong relationship with those closest to me that they support me 110% no matter what road I take in life. Now I am definitely more comfortable taking risks that I’ve always wanted to go for despite what others thought. As long as I am following my true passion in life, I won’t regret any of my decisions.

What inspires you?

Time inspires me to treat each day as if it was my last. After meeting with so many different clients and hearing everyone’s individual life stories, I’ve been reminded that life is too precious to waste and that I am still young enough to make decisions that will affect my future. It’s almost as if I am looking into the future when I talk to older clients who weren’t prepared for the unexpected, and I have been given the opportunity to live a better life through other people’s mistakes. That’s what makes me the person I am today. I don’t know what my future holds for me but you can be sure that I am doing my best to future-proof my life for the unexpected by planning ahead.

What would you write about for the blog?

Here’s a list of topics that I’ll choose from:

  • The importance of insuring yourself at a young age
  • Preparing for a long life
  • Importance of having disability insurance
  • Knowing your human life value
  • Not putting all of your eggs in one basket
  • Paying yourself first
  • Don’t wait till it’s too late to save
  • Having a M.A.P. Master Action Plan
  • Breaking down your goals
  • Knowing what it will take to get you to retirement and through retirement
  • Preventing yourself from being a financial burden to your family

Do you feel like you can inspire women in their 20′s and 30′s? If so how would you go about doing this?

Yes, as a young professional, I think I would be able to relate to many other young professionals in the community who are finding their way in this “real world”. In my own financial practice, I meet with so many different types of people that have unique and individual stories that I never would have been exposed to if it wasn’t for my passion in making an impact in our community.

Who does Lady Lennia represent to you?

Lady Lennia represents all those women out there who strive to reach their fullest potential. We are now in the day and age where women are being recognized for their hard work, perseverance, and independence. Nothing is unreachable as long as you put your heart into it. Love yourself first and you will go on to do great things in life!

Why would you make a great Lady Lennia for the Finance edition?

I believe I would be a great Lady Lennia for the Finance edition because I can now share my stories with everybody and hopefully I can encourage them that it’s all about taking initiative to become financially secure.