Does a career in financial services impart mystical money know-how?
You might think so. After all, spending your workdays at a bank branch helping others manage their finances would offer a lot of perspective. And, surely, access to top-notch training and resources would make you an expert at achieving your own money goals, right?
Of course the picture is a bit more complicated than that. A career in finance doesn’t shield people from the same concerns everyone faces when it comes to budgeting, saving and planning for the future. But the work can put the tools within reach to tackle those challenges with smarts and confidence.
Here, three Citibank branch employees open up about what being a banker has meant for them and how it has affected their approach to personal finance.