As you know I am a HUGE fan of Bethenny Frankel. In case you don’t remember you can read about my admiration here and here. I have loved her for years and now I want her to be my employer. So what did I do? What any sane person would do who really wants a new job. I sent a letter to every single Bethenny-related email that I could find on her website in hopes that one would fall into her lap. Bethenny, if you are reading I hope you see just how awesome I am and just how hard I will work for your team.
This is my letter/job application to Bethenny Frankel…
Dear Team Bethenny,
My name is Tahnya Kristina and I really want to work with Bethenny. I want to be your expert on a topic that is usually considered taboo…money. I feel my personal experiences with money, my great personality (If I do say so myself) and my education as a Financial Planner are a perfect fit for Team Bethenny.
I am a huge fan of Bethenny’s new show, but the one thing missing from Bethenny TV is the topic of money. I love talking about making money, saving money and spending money, but not many people do – so let’s change that. Call all your girls and let’s get talking about everything related to money.
Why I’m your girl
I am the perfect candidate to write about money for Bethenny.com and answer viewer questions because I had my share of dirty little money secrets from almost being bankrupt to hiding money from my boyfriend. I had my share of personal financial struggles and I know that Bethenny has too, but no one talks about it because we are ashamed – but we don’t need to be.
I want to talk about money because no matter how much or how little we have, money is always in our lives and affects everything else that we do from dating to starting our own business. I want to help women afford the lifestyle they want to have and it has nothing to do with how much money they make – it all has to do with a little thing called financial planning.
I will do whatever it takes to work on Team Bethenny – from stopping people on the street and asking them how much money they have in their wallet to following people into Starbucks to see if they pay for their coffee with cash or credit and why. I will work in New York or California…where ever Bethenny sends me I will go.
My money story
In my early 20s I found myself tens of thousands of dollars in debt ($50,000 to be exact) and as much as I would like to blame it on my family and friends or even my job, it was no body’s fault but my own. I finally hit rock bottom and had to start making changes in my life – so that’s exactly what I did. I sold my car, moved to a cheaper apartment and got a second…then third job.
Now I consider all my purchases, I still use my credit card (but a lot less) and I always look for creative ways to save a buck. I live without “stuff” and at 30 years old I actually started living my life because I didn’t have the stress of the debt burden. Let me tell you that I (and my relationship) have never been happier.
So why is my story so different? Why should I be the money expert for team Bethenny? I accumulated thousands of dollars of debt and I did it while working as a Certified Financial Planner. Yep that’s right, every day I help people set a budget, manage their money, pay off their debt and save for retirement– and I did it while my personal finances were falling into a black money hole.
I couldn’t take my own advice, but I came to learn that spending money is just like any other addiction…you have to hit rock bottom and realize you have a problem before you can start to make changes. So let’s make changes ladies.
Ok so let’s do this
I really want to join the Bethenny team and I feel my story, money advice and savings tips will help women everywhere live a happy money life. I have been writing professionally since 2003 and blogging since 2009. My work has been featured on Forbes, Lifehacker, H&R Block, BlogHer and Business Insider.
No topic is off limits with Bethenny so let’s start talking about money and let’s make it fun.
I hope to hear from you soon. Please contact me anytime.
If you were Bethenny would you hire me? Please say yes and tell her on Twitter @Bethenny