Let's talk about my favorite female financial experts! As a personal finance expert myself, I am passionate about empowering other women to take charge of their finances. I was super inspired by my mother's journey as a young wife and mother getting her finances in order.
She got married at age 19 and raised 4 kids, and then, in her mid 30's decided to go to college. Not only did she get her undergraduate degree, but she also got two master's degrees. And as a result, she set herself on the path to becoming a financially independent woman.
You can read more of my story and how she inspired me. This was the indirect catalyst behind me saving $100,000 three and half years after graduating college. Given my personal story, I love to see other female personal finance experts who share their life-changing financial experiences. Especially when they leverage the lessons from their experience to help others.
8 Favorite female personal finance experts
Stefanie is a millennial financial expert, author, and speaker. After finding herself broke and unemployed at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, she began her financial success journey. As a result, she decided enough was enough and committed to turning her finances around. Stefanie started creating multiple streams of income and building a rich life.
Stefanie now uses her personal journey to motivate and empower others. She has since been featured in several major national publications. She is also a reoccurring contributor to Success Magazine. Stefanie also hosts Real Simple's podcast Money Confidential!
While paying off $65,000 worth of student loans and consumer debt, Kara took it upon herself to adjust her unhealthy money beliefs and limitations. This is where The Frugal Feminista comes from. She created this platform 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 partnered with some incredible brands. Her book "Heal your relationship with money" teaches you how to understand your money. It also teaches you why, and how to let go of financial dysfunction in 28 days.
Nicole Lapin is a financial expert, news anchor, and host. She's also the best-selling author of the personal finance book "Rich Bitch". She has worked for various news outlets from CNN to CNBC and started with a goal to work in journalism.
She later transitioned into focusing on finance after her own experiences with getting her personal finances in order. Nicole's blog Essential Conversations focuses on saving money, tax tips, side hustles, and more.
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 achieving financial wellness.
She studied the psychology of money and applied everything she learned to herself. Hilary is a "tell it like it is" Certified Financial Planner, financial expert, and the voice behind the Profit Boss Radio Podcast.
Canna is a financial advisor based in Australia and the author of a book called the $1,000 project. Her $1,000 project is a financial strategy that focuses on saving and earning money in smaller increments to accomplish big money goals. I'm also a huge fan of her YouTube channel called Suga Mamma TV.
Canna's videos are short, sweet, and to the point, and I love the fact that she focuses a lot on mindset and minimalism. Two things I'm passionate about. In addition, she shares practical money advice and some really awesome investing tips, which is especially great for women investors.
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 blog My Fab Finance focuses on helping millennials become financially free by breaking the paycheck to paycheck cycle. In turn, allow them to do more of what they love.
One big money accomplishment Tonya shares is how she improved her credit score by a whopping 130 points in only 18 months! Her journey and money tips are why she is one of our favorite financial experts.
Have you 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. Patrice has been featured on the Steve Harvey Show, Dr. Oz. and Fox & Friends for her amazing knowledge as a personal finance expert.
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As I mentioned before, after college, I dived into creating financial wellness by saving over $100,000 in 3.5 years. This experience was challenging, but it taught me that I could accomplish whatever I put my mind to.
Fast forward several years, today I'm a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) based in metro New York. I am also an author, financial expert, speaker, YouTuber, podcaster, social media influencer, and Clever Girl Finance founder.
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.
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