11 Years as a MilSpouse and 15+ Years of Experience Managing Corporate and Personal Budgets

Amelie Riendl, AFC® | PMP®

  • Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®)
  • Financial Coach Master Training (FCMT) Certification
  • 15+ years managing my family’s personal budget and financial plan, including 11 years as a MilSpouse
  • 15+ years experience as a project manager, meeting timeline, budget and communication goals
  • Project Management Professional® (PMP®) certification since 2008
  • 8 years leading projects for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. and Walmart Inc. Home Office
  • Managed multi-million dollar project budgets

Training & Certifications

Completed initial financial coaching training through the Financial Coach Master Training program.
Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) and member of the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®), which supports me in continually becoming a better financial coach through continuing education.
Maintaining my PMP® certification since 2008 requires continuing education and provides resources to improve PM skills, including communication strategies, planning and budget management.

My Military Spouse Story

More than a decade ago as my husband and I prepared to cross 12 states on another PCS across the country, we felt sad leaving behind a community we thought we could never afford after retirement. As we continued our military journey, we worked together through all the ups and downs of military life, making lifelong friends in just a few months, saying good-bye within a year or two, and participating in unit events to meet other families and build that sense of community we loved. 

After 3 PCSs, a dozen or so deployments, numerous TDYs, 1 hurricane flooded basement (during a deployment of course), 1 unexpected move (again during a deployment), and 1 nightmare base house (flea infested, freezing pipes & a sewer back up), we found ourselves on another long move across the country, this time in reverse with 2 toddlers and retirement just a few months ahead.

This move was a result of careful planning and saving. Our money management created an opportunity for us to choose our dream retirement community, build a forever home and volunteer in our new community more than ever before. We found we can share a piece of what we learned from the military with our civilian community – that generous giving comes in many forms and builds a greater community when we all help each other.   

I am also a member of the Financial Coaches Network to support me in continually becoming a better financial coach through continuing education, implementing coaching best practices, and other resources.