5 Black Financial Creators You Should Follow 🤳

In honor of the start of Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite black financial content creators who we think you should follow.

1. Marc Russell (@ betterwallet)

Marc Russell is a foster child turned financial educator, who spent his early career at two of the largest financial institutions on Wall Street. He put himself through college and paid off $80,000 in debt after graduating.

He Founded BetterWallet to teach people all around the world how to make money work for them. Funny enough, he is the only male individual on this list - this is a sign that we need more men talking about holistic personal finance and not just investing!

2. @ Clarissa Explains Money

Clarissa, formerly Budget Queen, makes sure to keep it real with her finances (and yours). Her no BS attitude is what you need if you’re looking for a little bit of a kick in the behind.

She’s been through crushing debt herself and knows all the tricks of how to get yourself out of it - check out her website.


3. Bola Sokunbi (@ clevergirlfinance)

Clever Girl Finance has it all - books, youtube videos, podcasts, etc. Bola Sokunbi has built a financial media empire around her personal brand, and is sharing the knowledge.

Fun fact - Bola was able to save her first $100,000 in a little over three years without a six-figure annual salary.

4. Tiffany Aliche (@ budgetnista)

Tiffany Aliche is a former preschool teacher who used her financial knowledge to bounce back from debt and financial struggle. She’s now an author and has grown her online school, the Live Richer Academy.

Aliche also worked to create legislation in New Jersey to make financial education mandatory for all middle school students.

5. Tonya Rapley (@ myfabfinance)

Tonya started  My Fab Finance in 2013, at a time when her financial life was out of order. She used it to get her act together, and now helps other millennials become financially free and get their money in order.

She offers templates, courses and trackers on her website.

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