Updated: Apr 15
7 Financial Literacy Advocates We Should Be Following
Money is an interesting topic for women, especially Black women. It seems like whatever part of the world we are in, our money and how we manage it are not always up to us.
April is Financial Literacy Month, so we created a list of financial literacy advocates we should all be following. Created by Black women who are not afraid to explore the challenging topics around money and our personal finances, these women help women of all ages and backgrounds keep our mind's on our money and our money on our mind's in the most confident of ways.
1. Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche
Tiffany Aliche, is an award-winning teacher of financial education and is quickly becoming America’s favorite, personal finance expert. She has made it her mission to empower women and provide them with access to the tools and resources needed to create a better life for themselves and their families.
Through her company, The Budgetnista, Tiffany has created a financial movement that has helped over 800, 000 women worldwide collectively save more than $100 million, and pay off over $75 million in debt, purchase homes and transform the way they think about their finances. These women that participate in this global movement call themselves, Dream Catchers.
2. Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance
Tonya Rapley is a millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site, My Fab Finance. In 2014 she was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine. A millennial herself, Tonya’s mission is to help millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love.
Tonya is the creator of the #BanishTheBalance challenge, a debt elimination challenge that helped over 4,000 participants pay off more than $200,000 of debt in sixty days.
3. Money Matters with Nimi Akinkugbe
Nimi Akinkugbe is the Founder and CEO of Bestman Games Ltd. She had a successful banking career spanning 23 years, holding top executive positions at Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc and Barclays Bank Plc.
Achieving financial security ranks as a major source of anxiety for many and Nimi seeks to empower people regarding their finances. She provides frank, practical insights to create a greater awareness and understanding of personal finance and wealth management issues through Money Matters with Nimi.
4. Bola Sokunbi of Clever Girl Finance
Bola Sokunbi is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, money expert and the CEO, best-selling author and founder of Clever Girl Finance.
She helps women become accountable, ditch debt, save money and build real wealth.
Her main goal is to help women just like you take charge of their finances, stop living paycheck to paycheck, build real wealth and get you in control of the life you REALLY want to live.
5. Jamila Souffrant of Journey to Launch
Jamila Souffrant is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) who learned the concept of hard work and the value of money at a very early age.
The lessons she has learned in money management, have allowed her to become savvy in budgeting and all things personal finance.
She loves to teach through Journey to Launch, which inspires and helps others jumpstart their journey to financial freedom!
6. Financially Intentional with Naseema McElroy
Extracting from her personal experience with managing money, The Debt Slayer, Naseema McElroy shares simple, actionable tools to set you on the right path, financially.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, never seeming to get ahead of your finances, Naeema is here to help through her platform Financially Intentional. It's time to stop living paycheck to paycheck. You have what it takes to reach financial independence, live the life of your dreams and leave a legacy for your family.
7. Tosin Olaseinde of Money Africa
Tosin Olaseinde, Founder of The Money Africa, is a chartered accountant with 10 years of experience in accounting, corporate finance, auditing, and taxation.
She shares practical tips on personal finance and on how you can stick to your budget.
What's your first memory of money? How do you manage your finances? Share more financial literacy advocates and your thoughts!