In the past, women were largely excluded from talking about money. However, with the rise in investing, money blogging, and financial literacy for women, the days of a male-dominated financial industry are quickly becoming an old story.
March is the month of women's history, so this is the perfect time to highlight some of the best female financial personalities.
1. Farnoosh Torabi
Farnoosh Torabi is the host of the weekly So Money Podcast and author of You Are So Money: Live Rich Even When You Are Not. She has been writing and speaking about personal finance for nearly 20 years. As a podcast host, she's interviewed everyone from Shark Tank host Barbara Corcoran to Queen Latifah.
2. Tiffany Aliche
After the great recession, Tiffany Aliche, aka the Budgenista, went broke and lived with her parents. After digging herself out of this financial hole, she decided to share her experience on a Facebook group that has grown to nearly 500,000 members.
After all, she is also the author of “Getting Good with Money: Ten Easy Steps to Become Financially Whole” and has regularly contributed to the talk show “The Real”.
3. Cat Alford
Cat Alford, author of the upcoming book, Mom's Got Money, writes about managing finances as a business owner and mother of twins. In addition, she gives important tips from her daily life, how to teach your children money on a weekly basis and how you as a new entrepreneur can deal with imposter syndrome.
4. Tori Dunlap
Tori Dunlap of her first $ 100,000 saved $ 100,000 by age 25 – and she is on a mission to help other women do the same. For example, she creates TikToks that show women how to negotiate in the workplace. As a result, she has helped women earn more than $ 200,000 in additional wages and benefits.
5. Amanda Holden
Amanda Holden, better known as Dumpster Doggy, began her career in the world of business investment. Since then she has found her calling to educate women about the importance of investing.
On her Instagram, Holden explains the fundamentals of investing like opening a retirement account and discussing current events like why GameStop is suddenly all over the news.
6. Kara Perez
Bravely Go's Kara Perez focuses on the intersection between politics and personal finance.
She also runs interesting, affordable virtual workshops. Some are titled; "How to Not Die Broke" and "Ethical Investing 101: How to Be a Good Person and Make Money".
7. Melanie Loosens
The podcaster Melanie Lockert moderates the “Mental Health and Wealth Show”, in which she interviews professional guests about the connection between personal finances and mental health problems.
Loosely began her career writing about $ 81,000 in student loan repayment. As a result, she quickly discovered how many other people suffered from anxiety and depression because of their debt. Her blog "Dear Debt" consists of separation letters from yourself and others about their debts.
8. Paula Pant
Real estate investor Paula Pant of Afford Anything shares her journey of owning and managing multiple investment properties. Her detailed blog posts highlight the pros and cons of being a real estate investor and provide actionable tips.
9. Jamila Souffrant
Jamila Souffrant moderates the podcast “Journey to Launch” in which she interviews guests about achieving financial freedom. In addition, Souffrant also shares her personal journey. She shares how she and her husband lost nearly $ 44,000 in a real estate deal and how she approaches her own financial goals.
10. Tanja Hester
Tanja Hester from Our Next Life is the author of “Work Optional: Retire early without getting on your nerves” and offers an environmentally conscious, progressive view of the “Financial Independence, Early Retirement” (FIRE) movement.
11. Bola Sokunbi
Bola Sokunbi from Clever Girl Finance creates holistic content for financial education. The topics range from investing to debt freedom to starting your own business. In 2020, Sokunbi made all of their courses free to allow consumers to learn key skills like building good credit, setting financial goals, and navigating student loans.
12. Tasha Cochran
One Big Happy Life's YouTuber Tasha Cochran shares insights into budgeting, investing, and managing money as a family. Cochran's non judgmental approach helps you approach your finances without shame or guilt.
13. Erin Lowry
Broke Millennial's Erin Lowry, author of three personal finance books, explains personal finance in an easy-to-understand way. Even if you don't know the difference between an IRA and the IRS, you will find their content informative and understandable.
Her latest book, Broke Millennial Talks Money, focuses on awkward money conversations and offers advice on how to talk to your partner, friends, and colleagues about financial problems.
14. Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary, a Pulitzer nominated personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, writes on the day-to-day issues that affect the average American, such as when to get the latest stimulus check or why to avoid filing a paper tax return.
15. Bernadette Anat
With her enthusiastic dance moves, Bernadette Anat markets herself as "your woman with financial hype". Every week Instagram followers send in their cash prizes and Berna applauds by dancing it for them.
In addition, she also shares her personal journey, like setting up an emergency pet fund before adopting a dog or snapping vacant furniture on the street.
16. Allison Baggerly
Allison Baggerly and her husband paid off $ 111,000 in debt for two teachers' salaries. Today she heads Inspired Budget, where she provides budgeting tips and resources to other women struggling to save for their goals.
Baggerly also shares the budgets of real followers on her Instagram and gives advice on how to save more money.
17. Bitches get rich
If you hate getting financial advice that feels condescending, you will love reading Bitches Get Riches. The duo behind the website, Lauren and Jess, tackle interesting topics such as the financial cost of sexual harassment or the history of the US health system.
18. Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez
Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez began writing about personal finance as an aspiring Broadway actress as the writer of "The Broke and Beautiful Life". Now she is a national personal finance expert, host of the newly released podcast Money Confidential, and founder of Statement Cards, greeting cards that celebrate women's accomplishments beyond marriage and childbirth.
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