Following a successful career in marketing communications in the financial industry, Dina helped her husband, Anthony, establish an independent registered investment advisory firm, where she worked closely with clients to service their accounts. In dealing with investors and hearing their concerns, the idea to create the educational company, Real$martica, Inc., was born. Her blogs for Real$martica focus on personal finance issues for children and families.
Dina draws on her experiences and challenges, to give readers a relatable way to look at personal finance. She hopes to provide clarity and common sense to demystify the “jargon” of the financial world, so that investors stop feeling intimidated or inadequate when considering their financial planning options. At Ritholtz Wealth Management, her role of Investment Advisor Representative is to address issues affecting clients beyond their investments.
She is active in her local business community and serves on Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Task Force to raise funds for Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. When she isn’t writing, she is busy watching her sons’ basketball games and cooking up meals for her family.