The Best African American Financial Literacy Podcasts and Blogs

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At Paychecks & Balances, we help Millennials make money, save money, get out of debt, and build wealth. These are some of the best money voices from our network.

Personal Finance, Money, and Debt Management

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche

Tiffany (From $300,000 in Debt to The Live Richer Academy ft. The Budgetnista – PB102) is an award-winning teacher of financial empowerment and is quickly becoming America’s favorite personal financial educator. In 2014, Tiffany founded the Dream Catcher Community, a virtual community of over 650,000 thousand women from 100+ countries. She is the author of five #1 Amazon bestsellers, The One Week Budget, co-host of The Brown Ambition Podcast, and Live Richer Challenge. Her financial advice has been featured in The New York Times, Reuters, the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, ESSENCE Magazine, Forbes and many more!

Tonya Rapley

Tonya (PB86: Banish the Balance ft. Tonya Rapley) is the millennial money expert and creator of the award-winning site, In 2014 she was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine and her site has been voted the best finance blog for women.

Patrice Washington

Patrice (PB69: Seek Wisdom and Find Wealth with Patrice Washington) is most well known as the personal finance voice on the top-rated and nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show. She is also the best-selling author of Real Money Answers for Every Woman, Real Money Answers College Life & Beyond, and Real Money Answers for Men, a featured columnist, television commentator, and leading authority on personal finance, entrepreneurship, and success for women and youth.

Lynnette “The Money Coach” Khalfani-Cox

Lynette (The 9-to-5 Training Ground ft. Lynnette Khalfani-Cox) is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette had $100,000 in credit card debt before paying it all off in three years and turning her financial life around. She is also an award-winning financial news journalist and former Wall Street Journal reporter who has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Steve Harvey, and Good Morning America.

Mandi Woodruff 

Mandi (PB46: Magnify Your Money ft. Mandi Woodruff) is a personal finance expert with a special focus on Millennial spending. She’s also a former Yahoo personal finance reporter who has appeared as an on-camera expert for CBS and Good Morning America. More recently, she has become executive editor at, a money columnist at Teen Vogue and co-host of the Brown Ambition podcast.

Aja McClanahan

Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover changed Aja’s views on debt and personal finance (PB27: Debthood ft. Aja McClanahan), inspiring her “marriage playbook” and her journey to pay off over $120,000 in debt! After 12-years of blissful marriage (and counting) she now focuses on the importance of teaching her children and others about the importance of budgeting and personal finance.

LaTisha Styles

Latisha of and specializes in helping Millennial entrepreneurs focus their goals so they can maximize their returns. Latisha doesn’t just talk-the-talk, she walks the walk (PB33: Millennial Work & Money ft. LaTisha Styles) by relying on her own personal experience to escape the 9 to 5 Matrix and establish her own successful business.

Saundra Davis

Saundra is a Financial Coach, educator, consultant, and motivational speaker who is nationally recognized for her work with community-based organizations (Get Paid to Save with EARN ft. Leigh Phillips – PB110) that focus on asset building for the working poor. She is the executive director and founder of Sage Financial Solutions, an organization dedicated to helping communities develop comprehensive financial education programs.

Certified Financial Planners

Rianka Dorsainvil, CFP

Rianka Dorsainvil (A Financial Plan for HENRYs: High Earner, Not Rich Yet ft Rianka Dorsainvil) is the founder and CEO of “Your Greatest Contribution.” Already a P&B fan fav, Rianka is a rising star, speaker, and Certified Financial Planner who works with multi-generational high earners and low-income families.

Lauryn Williams, CFP

Lauryn (From Collecting Medals to Collecting Coins ft. Lauryn Williams, CFP) started her sports career running at The University of Miami before becoming an Olympic Athlete in Track & Field and Bobsled. Lauryn credits her discipline on the field to help her as an entrepreneur and CFP in “life after sports.”

Investment Advice

Tela Holcomb

Tela (Investing Made Easy ft. Tela Holcomb – PB88) is a stocks and options trader, mom, and wife who is focused on spending the most of her time living the life she loves, “Do you want to be a trader or an investor? When you make an informed decision investing is not gambling. It’s a smart decision.”

Kevin Matthews, CFP

The Perfect Portfolio – A step-by-step program to build financial freedom. Your teacher, Kevin L. Matthews II, is a Certified Financial Planner, bestselling author, and former financial advisor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hampton University, obtained a certificate of financial planning from Northwestern University, and a certificate in disruptive strategy from Harvard Business School. He was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors by Investopedia.

Jason Brown

Jason is the founder of The Brown Report, a company that teaches students how to trade stocks and be financially responsible. He has over 10 years experience trading stocks and options, and at the age of 23, he took $10,000 and turned it into a six-figure trading account (How I Reached Six Figures in My Trading Account ft. Jason Brown). He is known for making trades based on technical analysis, rather than emotion.

Family and Finances

His & Her Money

His and Her Money (PB37: His & Her Money ft. Tai & Talaat McNeely) is a journey of how two high school sweethearts fell in love, got married, but were total opposites when it came to handling their finances. Between being proud parents of three children, Tai and Talaat find time to share their personal stories on love, money, and personal finance to help other families find the financial freedom they have found by paying off their unsecured debt and their mortgage.

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