Increasing your financial literacy is essential to you becoming proficient with managing your dinero. Nowadays, there are lots of amazing personal finance creators who are spreading the message across social media and beyond. Keep reading to check out our list of personal finance creators of color you need to know about.
Gone are the days where the world of personal finance is dominated by an echo-chamber of generic advice from wealthy white men and financial institutions. Every day, the number of diverse Latinx & BIPOC personal finance creators is growing, and they’re providing a wide spectrum of financial advice to help communities that have long been left out of the conversation.
Below we’ve put together a list of some of the brightest and best in the biz! Keep in mind this list (in no particular order) is by no means a definitive list (and if we’re missing someone you feel should be added, spill the tea honey!). But in the meantime, if you’re looking for culturally competent money advice, this list is a good place to start!
Jannese is the creator & founder of the Yo Quiero Dinero® Podcast, a 3x award-winning personal finance podcast for Latinas and people of color. The podcast educates and empowers listeners on personal finance topics like entrepreneurship, financial independence, building generational wealth, investing and money mindset through guest interviews & solo episodes. The podcast has come to be known as “the swaggiest personal finance podcast” and is consistently ranked on the Top 100 Charts on Goodpods, with weekly episodes premiering on Sundays.
Calvin is the first African American owner of an SEC-registered automated financial planning platform for retail customers. As the CEO and Founder of FreemanCapital.co, he aims to close the wealth gap in overlooked communities across the country through increasing access to financial planning, investment management, and financial education.
Tiffany is an Accredited Financial Counselor and award-winning personal finance blogger, podcaster, coach, and educator and is passionate about helping people become more in tune with their money by providing financial education in a down-to-earth and relatable format!
A bilingual money coach, Maribel is combining her knowledge in taxes, with her international business degree, her background in corporate finance, her research in personal finance, and tying it all together with her first-gen experience, to serve the immigrant community in the United States through her company named Our Wealth Matters.
The couple behind the award-winning blog rich®ULAR and 2x authors, Julien & Kiersten’s mission is to inspire the African American community to consider and adopt the FIRE lifestyle as a path to building generational wealth. The couple has used frugal living, real estate investing and their online business to set themselves on a path to achieve financial independence.
Nationally recognized money expert with the unique ability to inspire her audience to explore the intersection between net worth and self-worth, Bernadette blends a decade of experience in both business and psychology to teach more than just math, but overcoming the mental and emotional stress that comes with finances.
Dr. Dewan is a tech entrepreneur, thought leader on health care technology, and advocate of financial literacy. She’s a strong advocate of financial literacy and broad-based investing strategies to achieve financial freedom.
Dasha is a millennial financial coach whose no-B.S., real-talk coaching and strategies are helping women of color get ahead. After a tough life event made her realize how financially unprepared she was, Dasha began sharing her own journey towards financial success online. Where she found gaps in the system, Dasha has created a platform to fill them. Providing a safe space that allows her to act as an administrator and financial coach, she’s here to support women to take charge of their own finances.
Known as the most trusted investment tutor in the country, Dr. Hans teaches his proven strategies to professionals with careers to build wealth by investing. He has impacted the lives of countless professionals and placed many families on the path to generational wealth.
Founder of BoujieBudgets.com, an online platform dedicated to teaching Gen Z professionals how to finance their best lives, Mykail has a fresh new take on managing money and finances. Her teachings use pop-culture references and relatable language to help her audience understand confusing money concepts such as budgeting, saving, and investing.
A #1 bestselling author and former financial advisor, Kevin has helped hundreds of individuals plan for their retirement in addition to managing more than $140 million in assets during his advisory career. By 2017, he was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors by Investopedia. His brand, BuildingBread was created to inspire millennials to set, simplify and achieve any financial goal.
Evie is a first-gen Latina, engineer, speaker, entrepreneur and business owner helping people tap into their inner dopeness. She’s very passionate in working with people who desire to break generational curses. She teaches women, BIPOC and LGBTQ individuals how to advocate for themselves in salary negotiations. She is the salary negotiation queen.
Tiffany is America’s favorite personal financial educator! A New York Times Bestseller (Get Good with Money), an NAACP Image Award Nominee, and the first Black woman to grace the cover of Money Magazine solo, Tiffany is a trailblazer in the personal finance space. Her monumental ‘Live Richer Movement’ has helped over one million women worldwide save, manage, and pay off hundreds of millions of dollars.
After traveling to more than 30 countries before the age of 30 and saving thousands of dollars each year by travel hacking, Julia distills the strategies from top travel hackers around the world in her Geobreeze Travel podcast, and prepares personalized points and miles plans for her private coaching clients.
Nora is a podcaster, educator, scientist, engineer, PhD and investor. She helps Latinas in their journey to reach financial independence teaching them about investing in RE and the stock market from her academy, Inversionista Gal Academy, which also has a 100% educational podcast en Español, where you will find inspiration in your path to achieving financial independence.
Simran & Sonya love creating investing education that is inviting and enjoyable to consume. Since launching their podcast, Girls That Invest, which breaks down the intimidating and not-so-well-taught world of investing and growing wealth (minus the jargon), they have become the largest investing/stock market podcast for women worldwide!
Mandi is the award-winning cohost of Brown Ambition podcast and founder of the MandiMoney Makers, a one-of-a-kind leadership & career coaching community for women of color. She manages her own media brand which offers content consulting services, as well as writing & editing. Her free online guide called ‘The Just Quit! Toolkit’ has helped teach more than 1,000 people how to quit their way rich!
A proud Transgender Male who is the CEO of The Trans Capitalist, the fastest growing financial literacy resource for the Queer-Transgender community, Kenneth’s easy, straight to the point entertaining lessons and relatable life strategies provide concrete results and cultivate skills that help people survive America’s volatile economic climate.
Linda has unraveled her life’s purpose to help heal the generational wounds in the Latinx community, specifically tied to build wealth from a unique spiritual perspective. During the Summer of 2020, she launched her first beginners stock market course thus creating a community of Latinx investors on Patreon known as In Luz We Trust.
After starting her business with $1200 of stimulus money, Ellie has made $1.3 million and counting. She’s passionate about teaching other women and moms how to start their businesses and scale them up to 7-figures and beyond. By providing resources to start an online business and earn money online, she has empowered thousands of women and has grown her Instagram following from less than 500 people to over 378k!
Farnoosh is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities who’s hooked on helping you live your richest, happiest life. As a multi-bestselling Financial Author, Contributing Editor to Time Magazine’s NextAdvisor, CNBC host and creator of the award-winning podcast So Money, Farnoosh has become our favorite go-to money expert and financial friend.
Charly is a nonbinary Latinx money coach and former licensed stockbroker who helps LGBTQ & BIPOC folks points hack, invest, & build wealth so that they can start taking control of their money and make money their bitch! Also the host of Unicorn Millionaire Podcast, this anti-capitalist space is for first gen folks who want to embody their future millionaire selves and build wealth for themselves and their communities.
Jason is a wellness expert, entrepreneur, and founder of the personal finance website Phroogal.com. He’s the bestselling and NY Times reviewed author of You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life & Happy Money Happy Life: A Multidimensional Approach to Health, Wealth, and Financial Freedom. He champions living experiential and purposeful lives through vision mapping and financial planning.
Araceliz is the creator of The Latina Investor, a platform dedicated to educating Gen-Z and Millennials on personal finance, investing and entrepreneurship. She is creating a vibrant movement of diverse individuals who are ready to stand in their power when it comes to all things mindset and money!
Jasmine is founder of Money & Momming, a blog and business that focuses on personal finance and parenting. She is a lover of all things personal finance and started her blog as an Instagram profile to document her family’s debt free journey. Her business has now blossomed into a robust platform dedicated to personal finance education and motherhood. She has a true passion in helping people get on track with their finances as well as provide relatable resources for parents.
Jamila is the creator and host of Journey To Launch, a blog turned podcast that she began as a way to document her journey to financial independence. 2+ million downloads later, Jamila inspires listeners (known as journeyers) to eliminate debt, save more money and increase their net worth so that they can ultimately achieve Financial Freedom & Independence.
Nika is an award-winning debt expert, on her own journey to slay her 6 figure debt. After suffering from depression, she got serious about getting out of debt. Nika started documenting her debt free journey on Instagram as Debt Free Gonna Be™ and is now a personal finance community and coaching business, helping thousands of people to take control of their finances, get out of debt, and live the life they deserve.
Cindy started Zero-Based Budget Coaching LLC to document her debt journey and simplify the information she was learning for her community. Since then, she have become debt free (paying off $215K in 48 months🤯), reached a multiple six-figure net worth, and is on a mission to help millennial women do the same. She is also the author of Overcoming Debt, Achieving Financial FreedomL 8 Pillars to Build Wealth, where she shares her story of going from a negative six-figure net worth to a positive six-figure net worth.
Delyanne is an award-winning money expert, podcast host and millionaire Latina. She quit her 14-year career as an employment attorney to run Delyanne the Money Coach LLC, a multi-six figure business. She now teaches new investors how to Slay the Stock Market™ and achieve financial independence. Delyanne has helped thousands of people learn how to invest and build a future they never thought was possible.
Marc Russell is a financial advisor and creator of the personal finance Instagram account @betterwallet. Marc has amassed over 154k followers by providing no-nonsense financial advice and sharing his amazing journey to pay off $80,000 in 3 years. He’s passionate about educating people of color about the importance of building generational wealth, avoiding lifestyle creep and debt, and investing.
Ogechi Igbokwe – OneSavvyDollar (Episode 57)
After purchasing her first property at 21 and paying off her $26,000 student loan debt in 2017, Ogechi created OneSavvyDollar for one purpose: to inspire and empower millennials (young adults) into saving more, paying off debt, and building wealth so they can live their best lives.
Cinneah is the founder of Flynanced, an online platform that teaches ambitious working women “9-5 hotties” how to earn more and effortlessly build wealth so that they can claim the lifestyles they want right now without shame. She seeks to change the narratives for Black millennial women to live life without debt, build generational wealth, and see more of the world on their terms.
Nathaly is a first-generation Ecuadorian and financial influencer on YouTube at The Financial Talk. Nathaly’s goal is to build a career in Wealth Management and create a financial platform for newcomers from Latin America. By sharing her debt and wealth journey, she seeks to empower other women and immigrants to be financially independent and live their best life.
Delano Saporu is the Founder and Lead Financial Advisor of New Street Advisors Group, an Independent Registered Investment Advisory firm based in NYC serving over 150 households. He’s on a mission to make quality financial advising and literacy accessible for everyone. In alignment with his mission, Delano provides free financial literacy resources by sharing financial tips on social media and hosts a financial literacy podcast.
A proud bilingual Latina, Jennifer helps the busy career-oriented woman become the Reina👑 (queen) of her money and love her dinero more. She is a Money Confidence Mentor, an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor), author, speaker and hosts the Her Dinero Matters podcast which focuses on the advancement of U.S. Latinas to minimize the gender wage gap while creating a healthy, confident conversation around money.
The self-proclaimed Beyoncé of Personal Finance, Melissa created Millennial In Debt, a financial literacy blog providing a wealth of knowledge in the digital financial space. From debt management strategies, to passive income and investing, Millennial In Debt provides a communal space to expand your knowledge on your debt free journey.
Founder of Bravely Go, an award winning international financial education company, Kara helps women build wealth and take financial power. She discusses politics, pop culture, and all things money. After paying off $30,000 total in student loan debt plus interest, she founded Bravely Go to be the community she didn’t have: women talking real numbers and making big financial changes.
Vanessa is a a proud Mexican-American woman, travel tech professional and the creator of the wealth & wanderlust platform, Wander Onwards. She helps people pursue financial and location independence through her ‘Move Abroad’ Master Class, financial literacy digital products, and career workshops.
A former public school math teacher turned personal financial educator & coach, Soledad started to develop her financial literacy by reading books, listening to podcasts, and watching YouTube videos. Now on a path to becoming a Certified Financial Planner to ensure more BIPOC & LGBTQ gente can receive financial guidance who understand how systemic barriers impact one’s ability to build wealth, Soledad is on a mission to make sure marginalized communities have a financial plan to retire early. She wants you working because you want to, not because you have to.
After two decades of school, Yanely still can’t believe that she never had a class about making smart money decisions! Now, she’s on a mission to help young people learn about personal finance in a fun and engaging way! Yanely combined her love for teaching with her passion for financial literacy, creating a unique YouTube channel, covering topics like credit cards and credit scores, budgeting, investing, student loans and retirement.
In 2016, Carmen started “Make Real Cents” as a way to document her journey towards becoming debt free. In less than 18 months of starting that journey, she was able to crush over $38k in debt. Carmen is on a mission to provide you with the “been there, done that” do’s and don’ts of personal finance with a little humor on the side. Whether you are trying to get out of debt, save more, or stick to a budget, her blog is here to serve as a resource to help you achieve all of that and more.
Summer is your self-proclaimed financial best friend, dishing out tips on how to become financially independent. Summer is big on budgeting as well as side hustling to increase your streams of income. She’s paid off $41,000 of debt in 2.5 years on a $40K salary, by leveraging different side hustles! She has helped over 50 women start investing through fractional shares. There’s but so far below your means you can live, but when you learn to increase your income, budget and invest you can increase your chances of becoming financially independent!
Kassandra Dasent is a holistic wealth advocate and a thought leader in the personal finance space, certified project manager (PMP/CSM), certified commercial credit analyst (GCC), and certified financial education instructor (CFEI). As a holistic wealth advocate, she aims to change the way we think about wealth and she addresses the emotional impact and effect that money has on our lives.
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