Demeter Financial Services is a full-service agency located in Central Pennsylvania that specializes in Investments, Business and Retirement Planning Services.
Through using a Mindful Money Management approach, we help you align your spending and investing with your values.
Meet Mary Brunski, RICP©️BFA™️
"I help people tell their money where to go rather than wonder where it went."
I was raised by a single mom and started working when I was 15. My mom managed, but never had much and only by inheriting land was she able to have a “retirement” fund. If she hadn’t had the land to sell, she would have been a senior living in poverty. Social security wasn’t much of a safety net for her, it barely covered basic needs and certainly didn’t stretch to cover any emergency need. Her life was one of the reasons she insisted that I had to go to college. Thank goodness for grants at the time! Yet, because we always just had enough to get by, I didn’t learn much about managing money.
After I got married, I really started paying attention to how money works. Not only can you earn a paycheck, but if you pay attention, you can make some of that money make more money. We got a few breaks – family that could afford to lend money – which we always paid back and both of us had good jobs. I’ve focused on our net worth (how much we have vs. what we owe) and am satisfied today with our numbers. We may not live like the Rockefellers, but we haven’t had to panic when my husband’s firm went through a rough patch and temporarily lowered salaries or now that a pandemic has hit the nation, we just aren’t worried – at least about money!
"We’ve been very fortunate and I want to help
others learn how to be fortunate too!"
The origin of our name... Demeter Financial Services
Demeter is the Greek goddess of the harvest and presides over grains and the fertility of the earth. Although she was most often referred to as the goddess of the harvest, she was also goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death.