Hi, I’m Nicky Peterkin – CEO of Peterkin Financial.
I’m a financial strategist and I believe that most earners are not truly maximizing their financial potential.
I started getting creative with money when I was a teenager, trying to figure out how to get the most spend out of my monthly allowance and later my weekly retail paycheck. When I got into a pre-med program for University, my focus shifted from using my money to buy designer clothes to using it to avoid student loan debt.
It wasn’t until my dad died during my Junior year that I realized the impact financial coordination could have on your financial life. Unlike me my parents were savers, but when the curtain was pulled back I saw very clearly that their financial life was built on a level of sacrifice that would have been unnecessary if they just knew how to use their money to get the lifestyle they wanted.
And let me be clear- when I say sacrifice I’m not just referring to the fact that it takes discipline to save and invest. I’m talking about the fact that they worked so hard and had so much financial stress when there was a better way. Instead of sacrificing quality time and more experiences strategic planning could have given them more lifestyle and less stress on the same income.
I ditched pre-med for a bachelors in corporate finance realizing that in the medical field my career would always compete with a family and experience-centered lifestyle. I was lucky enough to get a paid internship at a corporate bank while I completed my degree and a full time job offer at graduation, but I turned it down to start my business.
Almost 7 years later, I’ve transformed the financial situations of over 500 clients.
Lessons learned in working with private clients led to the creation of this educational arm of my brand. I’m now a published author and have spoken for dozens of organizations from higher ed to entrepreneurial organizations about entrepreneurship, modern money management, and how to maximize your financial potential.
I’ve created a set of financial education products and programs so you can upgrade your financial life and finally get the clarity you need to do more with your money.