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12 Black Female Financial Gurus You Need To Follow

Get the best money advice from this tribe of savvy women

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Black female financial gurus are breaking barriers in the personal finance realm. They serve as role models to women everywhere, especially women of color. There's something inspirational about seeing someone who looks like you achieve the same goal that you want to achieve. Their visibility consistently gives me the motivation to meet my own financial goals because if they can, why can't I?

As a female finance major who has worked in the financial services sector, I look up to female personal finance experts. It takes guts to break into such a monolithic industry. I can relate because the financial services industry is the same way, so I've personally suffered from imposter syndrome. I understand the courage it takes to break into an industry where the majority of people don't resemble you.

These female gurus have helped me in more ways than one because they've helped change my money habits and serve as inspiration. I am a regular on their sites, a fan of their books and a member of some of their Facebook groups. Surrounding myself with role models, resources and other women interested in reaching financial goals will surely feed your ambition for financial independence, as it does for me.

1. Michelle Singletary, The Color of Money

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Michelle Singletary is a personal finance columnist. She pens The Color of Money, a recurring column in The Washington Post on Wednesdays and Sundays. She is also the author of three personal finance books, a television host, and has appeared on NPR. Subscribe for weekly newsletters to learn how to spend well and live rich!

​2. Kara Stevens, The Frugal Feminista

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Kara Stevens is determined to help black women step into their financial confidence and eradicate their debt. She has worked with thousands of women as a consultant, speaker, writer, and coach. Be happy. Be healthy. Be brave with Kara!

​3. Tonya Rapley, My Fab Finance

Tonya Rapley is a millennial money expert who is dedicated to breaking the typical millennial paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. She is also a co-founder of a FinTech app (FOAM), and provide workshops for clients throughout the U.S. Sign up for her fabulous newsletter!

4. Patrice Washington, Chase Purpose, Not Money

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Patrice Washington is a financial expert who is redefining wealth. She helps women to live their life's purpose, find fulfillment, and earn more without chasing money. Patrice is a number one best-selling author and has appeared on dozens of popular media outlets, such as the Steve Harvey Show and Dr. Oz. Subscribe to her newsletter and podcast to live in your purpose!

5. Bola Sokunbi, Clever Girl Finance

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Bola Sokunbi is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, money expert, and a best-selling author of Clever Girl Finance. Her main goal is to help women save money, build real wealth, maintain accountability, and ditch debt. Bola offers a financial education program that provides financial guidance and empowers women. Join Bola at Clever Girl Finance!

​6. Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista

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Tiffany Aliche is an award-winning financial educator whose mission is to empower women and provide them with resources to create a better life. Her financial movement has helped over 800,000 women and eradicated $75 million in debt. She is a blogger, podcaster, and she has even helped change the legislature in New Jersey (The Budgetnista Law). Join her Live Richer Academy!

​7. Marsha Barnes, The Finance Bar

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Marsha Barnes is a Certified Financial Social Worker, financial educator, and financial commentator. Marsha aims to build your financial confidence. She believes in financial education for all and she even has a financial literacy bus! Join her Members Club!

8. Dominique Broadway, Finances Demystified

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Dominique Broadway is an award-winning financial planner, personal finance coach, speaker, finance expert, entrepreneur and the Founder of Finances De·mys·ti·fied & The Social Money Tour. She has a passion for helping young professionals, entrepreneurs, and people of all ages achieve their dreams. Join her Bootcamp!

​9. Kendra James, The Finance Femme

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Kendra James is a virtual CFO and business manager. Kendra specializes in building a structure and financial strategies for business women that are ready to take their business to the next level. She offers a podcast, consultations, coaching for accounting professionals and a virtual CFO service. Sign up for her services!

​10. Melissa Boutin, Your Money Worth

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Melissa is both a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) and a money coach. She specializes in helping Caribbean and American Millennials rid themselves of debt, so they can live the life of their dreams! Join her Money Massive Crew for financial hacks, money tips, scholarship alerts and more!

11. Carrie Pink, Motherly

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Carrie is a personal finance blogger who teaches her audience how to look fly and raise children while on a budget. She is a podcaster and an author of the book, This Is Motherhood. Subscribe for inspiration and mother empowerment!

12. Dasha Kennedy, The Broke Black Girl

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Dasha Kennedy is a millennial financial coach who is helping women of color get ahead. She is the founder of the Broke Black Girl Facebook group, filled with over 60,000 women. She consults with clients about money management, female entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Dasha aims to improve black financial literacy within the community. Keep up with Dasha here!

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