Getting to Know Our Team: Anakaren Godinez

June 26, 2017
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We are excited to announce that we have a new member to the Illumination Wealth team. Anakaren Godinez is a recent graduate from San Diego State University’s Financial Planning Program and has now joined our team as an Associate Financial Planner. Here are four core facts for you to learn more about Anakaren:

The reason I got into this profession:

Personal finance has always been very intriguing profession to me. It is something that does not come easily to people and that is where we step in. I enjoy the role of being someone’s personal guide in the often confusing world of finance.  If I get to play a small role in making someone’s life a little easier than that makes me happy.

Outside of work, my passions include:

On my free time, I try to keep myself healthy both physically and mentally. I like to exercise whether it be going to the gym, on a short hike, or playing tennis. I also enjoy painting, mostly oil on canvas. I took painting classes for a few years and it is still one of my favorite pastimes.

One goal I’m saving for:

I am a saver at heart. In the past, I never sat down and thought about what specifically to save for, but I would save anyways. Recently, I spent time thinking about my savings goals. My family has a small business that I would eventually like to take a greater part in and hope to expand it.

The primary way I’m advancing my career knowledge:

I am currently working towards getting the necessary licenses to be a financial planner and investment advisor representative, including the certified financial planner examination. This requires old school reading and studying which pushes me forward. I hope to attend industry conferences and webinars that will expand my knowledge and experience in this field.