I started Girls Just Wanna Have Funds in 2003 as a way for women to begin the conversation about money in a meaningful way that did not involve “lipstick lingo”. I watched my mother hold it down for the household after my father passed away because she saved furiously for a rainy day. I was inspired and wanted to help other women land on their own two feet should the unthinkable happen.
However, her financial prowess didn’t quite rub off on me early on. Like you, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with money because I know what it’s like to go from chaos to clarity because there was a time when money and I did not see eye to eye. I learned how to regain my financial independence after a financially and physically abusive marriage, strapping down to pay off $30,000 in debt while conquering emotional spending because of a *ahem* shopping habit.
But saving $2 on toilet tissue won’t get you rich and won’t stop you for eating cat food in retirement! So here I focus on money mindset, earning more, passive income and investing in real estate as one of my vehicles towards financial independence.
My own financial history lit the match that and continues to fire my passion for women owning their money story. Featured in Elle magazine as their money coach of the month, Forbes, MSNBC, Teen Vogue and Esquire and others I am known for my commitment to this area of women’s empowerment.
Because I’ve been the clueless 20 something who knew nothing about money and I’ve been the financially devastated woman who d landed on her financial feet after leaving an abusive marriage. If I can do it, then I have all the faith that you can do it too. And I will be there with you every step along the way!