There’s a difference between earning money and gaining wealth. Wealth is more than funds: it’s the accumulation of assets, such as property, investments, and retirement accounts. Building wealth requires a strategic plan to save, invest, and grow your assets over time. There are a number of basic steps that anyone can take to get started down this road. But what if you’re scared to take the first step? Fear—of losing money, making a bad choice, or having to make big decisions alone—can be paralyzing. That kind of fear can make financial hardship a self-fulfilling prophecy. But you don’t have to let money fears control you. You have the power to stop them. You can choose to make your money work for you. In this webinar, Diane Manuel leads an enlightening discussion about how to recognize and conquer your money fears, including tips for people taking their important first steps in creating wealth.

About Our Guest

Diane Manuel is a former UWM advisor. She worked closely with René for 5+ years, helping grow the Smart Women Savvy Money Club. In 2021, Diane joined Adasina Social Capital as Director, Foundation & Client Relationships, pursuing her passion of creating investment strategies that support racial and social justice. Diane has been active in service and philanthropy most of her life, from her first job at the Watts–Willowbrook Boys’ & Girls’ Club to current roles with the Carter Center Philanthropy Council and the Women’s Foundation of California. Diane holds a BA from USC and a PhD in Psychology and MBA from Claremont Graduate University. She has authored articles in Investopedia, MarketWatch, and Financial Planning Magazine on finance, women, and philanthropy. An LA native, she enjoys 5Ks, the beach, wine tasting, photography, and walking with friends.