The financial and emotional impact of losing his father when he was 7-years old forced Camilo Maldonado to mature quickly. After achieving academic and professional success, he co-founded The Finance Twins, a personal finance blog, to live with purpose, meaning, and help others.
A Latino immigrant raised in poverty by his single mother, Camilo Maldonado overcame tremendous adversity to attend the Wharton School of Business for his undergraduate studies and Harvard Business School for his M.B.A. Today, Camilo is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Finance Twins, a personal finance blog and site dedicated to covering the best practices for personal finance and overcoming financial hurdles like large amounts of debt.
Prior to The Finance Twins, Camilo served as the Chief of Staff at Bonobos, a leading apparel company acquired by Walmart, and as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan. He also serves as an advisor to multiple organizations, both domestically and in Colombia, his birth country.
Camilo and his wife are expecting their first child, and they are excited to focus their love and energy on the lucky baby.
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In this episode, you will learn:
- What Camilo learned growing up financially challenged and then attending an elite university with many wealthy classmates.
- The perspective and clarity gained from losing his father at a young age, and the importance of defining and following your values.
- An actionable personal finance tip if you're struggling financially.
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- Top Wharton professor Adam Grant: How you can find meaning in your work life
- Managing Yourself: Turn the Job You Have into the Job You Want
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