Katharina Brunsendorf heads the Commerzbank project “Finanzeldinen” to get women interested in finance. Mehmet Erkan Odabaso
Katharina Brunsendorf is head of the “Finanzhelden” initiative. In doing so, she wants to get women in particular interested in finance and enable them to make decisions about money themselves.
He spoke to Business Insider about his investment. The 33-year-old invests 20 percent of her monthly net salary in ETFs.
“I calculated that I would have 600 euros less a month when I retired. I want to earn that later with my portfolio,” says Brunsendorf.
Money and how to deal with it was an issue for Katharina Braunsendorf right from the start. She earned her first income as a little girl by picking daisies – and did not give them away, but sold them for 50 fannings. Brunsendorf’s training in financial matters also strengthened his further career: he did his Abitur at a business school, and at home his mother taught him how to keep a household book. It also helped her get her first apartment, for which she funded the rent through part-time jobs. “I didn’t get any financial injections from home,” says the 33-year-old.
Even today in Brunsendorf everything revolves around the topic of money. She works at Commerzbank, where she heads the “Finanzhelden” initiative. With this project, she wants to get women particularly enthusiastic about finances and enable them to make their own decisions about money. Around 128,000 people follow Brunsendorf on her Instagram channel. Here she shows her followers what possibilities there are to increase one’s own money and become financially independent.