12 of My Favorite Female Personal Finance Experts

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As a female finance expert, I am super passionate about empowering other women to take charge of their finances. I love to see (and get very inspired by) other women in the finance space who have a similar passion of helping others succeed with their money.

"I am super passionate about empowering other women to take charge of their finances and I love to see other women in the finance space who have a similar passion."

12 of My Favorite Female Personal Finance Experts:

That being said, I want to share 12 of my favorite female personal finance experts with you. They are making a serious mark in the industry with their amazing brands and content and I highly recommend that you check them out. Here goes:

Farnoosh Torabi


Farnoosh is an award-winning financial correspondent and best selling author. She's also the creator and host of the incredible daily podcast, So Money, where she and her guests talk through a variety of money, business and career topics.

On the podcast, her guests also share their own financial struggles, successes and other personal stories to inspire and motivate others on their journey to financial success. I'm a huge fan of the podcast and I have been inspired by so many of her amazing guests. Listen in.


Tonya Rapley


From being on the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine to being featured in a ton of other major publications, Tonya is a nationally recognized millennial money expert. Her focus is on helping millennials become financially free by breaking the paycheck to paycheck cycle so they can do more of what they love. One big money accomplishment Tonya shares is how she improved her credit score a whopping 130 points in only 18 months! Check out her site.


Melisa Boutin


Melisa is a certified money coach and student loan expert. She focuses on helping borrowers analyze their student loan account statements, navigate the repayment process and develop plans to effectively pay off student loan debt quickly.

By educating herself on the nuances around her own loans and by using her debt repayment strategies, Melisa paid off over $37,000 in student loan debt in 5 years. She did this all while supporting her extended family, putting a considerable down payment on her first home purchase and having her first child. All without making a 6 figure income. Learn more about Melisa here.


Stefanie O'Connell


Stefanie is a millennial money expert, author, and speaker. She began her financial success journey after finding herself broke and unemployed at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. She decided enough was enough and committed to turning her finances around, creating her own income streams and building a rich life.

Stefanie now uses her personal journey to motivate and empower others and has since been featured in several major national publications and is also a reoccurring contributor to Success Magazine. Visit Stefanie's website.


Kara Stevens


While paying off $65,000 worth of student loans and consumer debt (she paid off $40,000 of it in only 2 years), Kara took it upon herself to adjust her unhealthy money beliefs and limitations she had placed on her self. This is where The Frugal Feminista comes from, a platform she created to help brown girls strengthen their relationship with themselves and with their money.

As a financial expert, Kara has worked with thousands of women and also partnered with some incredible brands. Learn more about The The Frugal Feminista.


Nicole Lapin


Nicole Lapin is a financial news anchor and host. She's also the best selling author of the personal finance book "Rich Bitch". She has worked for a variety of news outlets from CNN to CNBC and started out with a goal to work in journalism and transitioned into focusing on finance after own experiences with getting her personal finances in order. Learn more about Nicole.


Jamila Souffrant

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Jamila has an amazing story to share about her "journey to launch" as she plans to retire by 40. She's a certified financial educator who is passionate about teaching people to be budget savvy and debt free. Keep up with up with her plan to retire in the next few years here.


Hilary Hendershott


I first learned about Hilary and her amazing podcast when she was featured on Farnoosh Torabi's So Money Podcast. She went from maxing out credit cards and unable to afford her mortgage to turning her finance around. She studied the of psychology money and applying everything she learned to herself. Fast forward to today, Hilary is a "tell it like it is" Certified Financial Planner CFP and the voice behind the Profit Boss Radio Podcast that you definitely should to check out here.


Tiffany Aliche


Tiffany is an award-winning financial educator who is passionate about teaching to create positive lifestyle shifts by becoming financially educated. She is also the founder of the Live Richer Challenge; A platform of over 200,000 women worldwide working on improving their finances. Learn more about Tiffany and her Live Richer Challenge!


Erin Lowry


Erin is all about demystifying money myths for millennials and helping them get their financial life together. She is a finance expert, speaker, author (an amazing writer) and also a contributor to Forbes. To learn more about Erin and also to check out her book.


Patrice Washington


Ever had a finance question and all you wanted was a simple, straightforward and easy to implement answer? Well, that's the move behind Real Money Answers by Patrice Washington. Patrice is passionate about moving people from debt to money mastery and has the experience to do so; Her 7 figure business crumbled along with the financial crisis of 2008; Despite this setback, she was able to rebuild and come back even stronger financially. Learn more about Patrice and her mission here.


Brittney Castro


Brittney is a Certified Financial Planner CFP and founder of Financially Wise Women. Her goal is to help people define their ideal lives and also support that with the structure of financial planning. Her passion for finance stems all the way from her childhood and the example her parents set being financially responsible. Brittney also has a pretty awesome and highly educative YouTube Channel. Learn more about her here.


Bonus: Bola - Sokunbi (Me!)

Bola Sokunbi Finance Expert

I saved over $100,000 in 3.5 years right after college and now I'm a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), finance expert, speaker, writer, podcaster, social media influencer and founder of Clever Girl Finance.

Clever Girl Finance is a platform that educates women to make the best financial decisions for themselves. We empower women to pursue their dreams of financial independence so they can live life on their own terms. We've also been voted as one of the top personal finance websites for women!

3 thoughts on “12 of My Favorite Female Personal Finance Experts”

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    This is my first article that I’ve come across I absolutely loved it. I am excited to tune into the podcasts and books you mentioned. Also, the Financially Wise Women sounds like an organization I have been craving to start myself, or even be part of. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    Thank youuuu for this list! I’m a recent budget queen; it has changed my life and opened my world to investing, retirement, and so much more. Always on the lookout for more finance gurus to follow – especially women!

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