Meet Girl Boss Ashley, Event Planner and Creative Marketing Consultant. After managing events for over 180 major corporate clients in San Antonio, Ashley now lives in New York with her fiancé and their flat coat retriever Leo running her own business Toney Consulting

What does sustainability mean to you?

I think that the overarching message of sustainability is being conscious and aware of our environmental needs and educating oneself on the necessary practices to keep our earth clean.

(Why) is money important?

Money is simply a resource that provides society with the ability to experience life all at different levels of the wealth spectrum. If people simply had the perspective of money as a resource, we would all live much more content.

What is your saving/investment strategy?

As a spouse, we have a joint savings and investment strategy, using the following resources:

  • Emergency Fund

  • Savings Account

  • Roth IRA

  • 401 K

  • Multiple investing platforms

We sit down at the beginning of each month and fill out a custom spreadsheet we created to ensure after all expenses have been paid, that our funds above have also been allocated. Once expenses and the funds above are allocated accordingly, we allocate "play" money to each of our personal accounts for whatever we personally want to spend it on.

Can you share one thing you learned from your mum?

It's not what you say, it's how you say it.