Here at LearnVest, we don’t shy away from asking all those awkward and fascinating money questions. How much did that cost you? Do you have a big investment account? What’s a secret splurge you haven’t told anyone else about?
In our series, 10 Things You Don’t Know About My Finances, we get interesting people (like Al Roker, Lucky Editor in Chief Brandon Holley and our own extraordinary reader Carla) to reveal their funny, head-scratching and refreshing approaches to finance.
For this edition, we spoke to Silda Wall Spitzer, a Principal at NewWorld Capital, an environmental opportunities investment firm. She previously was Managing Director at woman-owned Metropolitan Capital Advisors, and was named one of Vogue's most powerful women in 2009. As First Lady of the State of New York, she advanced initiatives promoting the Administration's goal of reducing fossil energy consumption and building sustainable communities. Additionally, she chaired the New York State Commission on Volunteering and Service.
Whew! As if that weren't enough, the mother of three daughters and Harvard Law School grad speaks frequently to advance women's initiatives, including financial empowerment.
Click through our slide show to find out her first splurge, why one of her best purchases ever was a cake pan—and why she and her sister have the same initials for economic reasons.
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