Anakaren has been with Illumination Wealth for a little more than a year now. She is one of our financial life guides who expertly manages our clients’ financial Dashboards and builds out our newsletters like this one. Get to know Anakaren better through some interesting questions.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about having balance in all aspects of life personally, spiritually, and professionally for myself and for those I interact with. That can mean different things for different people. I also enjoy that I get to help others achieve their own personal and professional balance through my profession.
What is the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
The best piece of professional advice I’ve ever received is not specific to any profession. My dad once told me ‘you are working so you can live, you are not living so you can work.’ This goes back to the balance in life concept. Simply put, it is to know your priorities and live your life accordingly.
Where is one of your favorite cities in the world?
Whenever I travel, I always try to appreciate the places I go for their physical, historical, and cultural attributes. One of my top favorite cities that has an amazing combination of all three is Berlin. It bursts modern and historical content. You can see the remains of significant events from the past and how they are combined with modern day living. The people that live there also range in diversity making it that much more interesting. I highly recommend going there at least once.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am lucky to have grown up in San Diego so most of my family and friends live here. I especially enjoy going to eat with them. My favorite spot to eat would be in Little Italy. I enjoy finding restaurants I haven’t gone to and trying different things.