Bola Sokunbi

is the founder of Clever Girl Finance and she's passionate about helping women take control of their money so they can live life on their own terms.

Bola Sokunbi
Finances with children

10 Tips to Get Ahead Financially When Starting a Family

As a mom to twins, I can tell you first-hand that having kids is life changing! It’s definitely expensive, and most certainly requires that you readjust your finances to accommodate their needs. However,  you CAN have children and still manage your finances well. And you CAN build long-term wealth while providing for your children’s needs. …

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How to create a financial plan

Ten Steps to Creating a Solid Financial Plan For Yourself

No one cares about your financial well-being more than you, so it’s important to have a financial plan for yourself. Having a solid financial plan will allow you to save money, afford the things you really want, and achieve long-term goals like saving for college and retirement. This probably won’t come as a surprise, but …

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Financial impact of a government shutdown

How to get through and recover from the financial impact of a government shutdown

A government shutdown can have a devastating impact on your finances, especially if you are not prepared. That being said, there are ways to weather the storm, get past this difficult period and get back on your feet. One thing to keep in mind though, is that a government shutdown is not the only time your …

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Getting started with investing

Investing 101: My Favorite Tips and Tricks Plus Pitfalls to Avoid

Why should I invest my money? How do I get started with investing? What is compounding? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions, specifically when it comes to investing in the stock market, you are in the right place! In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about investing, along with some excellent …

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Your Wedding Budget: How to Plan a Dream Wedding Without Going Broke

Your Wedding Budget: How to Plan a Dream Wedding Without Going Broke

Once you’ve gotten past the euphoria of being newly engaged (Congratulations!), one of the first things you’ll need to do is to create a wedding budget for your big day. While you may have probably laid out the wedding of your dreams in your mind (the amazing venue, the designer dress, those gorgeous florals), it’s …

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Everything you need to know about saving for retirement

Retirement Savings: Everything You Need to Know

If you want to have your dream retirement lifestyle, saving for retirement should be a component of your overall financial portfolio and wealth-building strategy. That’s true whether you are a full-time employee, a self-employed business owner, or something else entirely. There’s a variety of different retirement savings plans that you can leverage for your retirement …

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