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DENVER (CBS4) – There are many ways to give back and set an example when you’re a working parent, and CBS4′s Gloria Neal met a woman who’s doing just that.
“People underestimate what they have and what it can grow to,” said Carin Wagner, Vice President of GHP Investment Advisors.
Spoken like a true personal wealth manager.
“Albert Einstein said the greatest invention to mankind was compound interest,” Wagner said.
With almost 20 years of investment and finance experience, Wagner says it’s great helping people realize their full financial potential because most don’t realize what their money can buy for them over time.
“I always equate this to going on a diet. When you do financial planning, what you not trying to do is cut yourself down to 1,000 calories a day,” Wagner said. “What you’re trying to do is make it so it works for a long period in time.”
As for making her mark in the community, that involves her children, Ella and Max.
“I think that it’s important to give back. As part of the Rose Women’s organization, about two weeks ago I was able to go to Rose Hospital and volunteer and I had my kids come in and we had a long discussion about why I was volunteering and why I was working a cash register and where the money goes and why it’s so important to give back.
“The other day my daughter was going to bed — she just turned four – and she looked up to me and she said, ‘Mommy, I’m lucky to have a bed, aren’t i? Because some kids don’t have beds.’ I said, ‘Yes, you’re very lucky Ella.’ But it’s just realizing that every little thing is something.
“Parenting is the hardest job out there. You don’t get a report card … I’ve been able to balance a lot of quality time with them, and at the same time I love going to work … I hope by just being a role model I’m making a mark on them.”