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The Team

Cara Macksoud, FBS® is the CEO of Money Habitudes. She completed the Financial Therapy Graduate Certificate at Kansas State University and holds a BS in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. She is a Certified Financial Behavior Specialist® and a member of the Financial Therapy Association where she serves on their business development committee. She is also a member of the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) and is an AFC candidate.

Prior to joining Money Habitudes, Cara was the CFO/COO for The Animation Project, an incentivized workforce development program for at-risk youth. Before her time in the nonprofit sector, Cara was an ETF trader for 12 years and, at the time, the youngest female to earn a trading seat on the floor of the NYSE.

Cara, the founder of Bank Roll’d, spearheads a nonprofit dedicated to financial literacy, extending education and mentorship to the unbanked, often marginalized by the traditional banking system.

Raised in a modest environment in Brooklyn, Cara faced the challenge of reconciling her humble upbringing with the extravagant lifestyle prevalent on Wall Street. This stark difference in money attitudes led her to initiate Relationship with Money workshops. These workshops facilitated participants in exploring their financial behaviors and attitudes toward risk. This venture laid the foundation for Cara’s growing career, now centered on the psychology of money to empower individuals in managing their financial well-being.

Cara resides in Florida with her husband and their five children enjoying the hot weather and hunting for shark teeth.

Syble Solomon, Founder of LifeWise Strategies and creator of Money Habitudes, is a renowned speaker, educator, and coach specializing in the psychology of money. With a broad audience range, including financial planners, educators, social workers, NFL professionals, and nonprofits across the US, Europe, Australia, and Canada, she brings a wealth of expertise. Quoted in over 100 publications, Syble has received numerous awards for her impactful work.

Since 1995, Syble served as an executive coach and adjunct faculty at the global leadership institution, the Center for Creative Leadership. She collaborated with the Network of Executive Women since 2016 and contributed a decade at the National Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland.

After starting her career in the Peace Corps in the Philippines, Syble transitioned to child development, providing training for schools and nonprofits. She held adjunct faculty roles at several universities, including Southern Connecticut State University, University of Nevada Reno, Teikyo Post University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A doctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, she earned her Master’s at George Washington University, and her B.A. in Economics with a psychology minor at Douglass College, Rutgers.