I was a teenager when I realized that I loved all things about money, how it works, ways to earn it and becoming very infatuated on ways I could earn money without physically having to work. This triggered my interest in the stock market.
Was there a pivotal moment that made you realize you wanted to teach others, specifically millennials about finance?
Yes, there were a few moments when I realized that this was what I wanted to do, the first was after buying my home at 22 and my friends being super surprised that I had done so and finally seeing how disconnected they were with their money. Another moment was when I working at financial planning firms that focused on high-net worth individuals and my friends were asking for financial advice and realizing that they did not have enough money to become a client of these firms, so I decided to start my own that would help millennials, entrepreneurs and creatives.
How do you define financial freedom for you personally? Is that definition different than how you define it for clients?
Everyone definition for financial freedom is different. This is something that I never define for my clients, but help them define it for themselves. For me, financial freedom means being able to live my life on my own terms, working from where I want, traveling when I want and truly designing my own lifestyle.
You’ve had a pretty impressive career thus far, with many years in front of you, what would you say is your big goal?
My big goals is to make financial planning and advice affordable to any one that wants access to it.
In your opinion, what is the number 1 or top 5 things professional women of color are throwing away their money on?
Women of color are throwing their money away on eating out and overall trying to keep up with the Kardashians, the Jones’ or whoever they follow on social media that appears to have it going on.
As women of color, we are often told money doesn’t go on trees, what is your response to that?
Well technically, money does grow on trees, as it made from paper. This was often said to symbolize the fact the money does not come easy. However, it can if you are open to receiving it and doing things that align you with those dollars. Money came easiest to me when I started working on my passion.
What inspires you to continue to create content that uplifts millennials financially?
Seeing that my work is truly helping people feel more confident about their financial lives is what motivates me to continue to create. When I received emails, social media message or meet people in person that have benefitted from my content, I know I am doing something right.
Do you have a personal mantra that keeps you going?
“Don’t Fear Failure, Fear Regret”
What can we expect from you in the future?
I am working on tons of projects at this time, many I can not speak on. But you can expect me to continue to create quality content, events and more for my audience and my new book was just released, the Dreams2Realtity Financial Organizer & Guidebook!