Rianka Dorsainvil is the founder and CEO of “Your Greatest Contribution” or YGC. Rianka is a Certified Financial Planner who has works with multi-generational high earners and low-income families. Rianka created YGC after realizing her mission didn’t align with the different financial firms she worked for in Corporate America. In this episode, you’ll learn what to do before quitting your job to pursue entrepreneurship and self-employment, why avoiding “lifestyle creep” is the key to financial independence, and why the YNAB (You Need a Budget) app may be better for tracking your budget than Mint. Lastly, Rianka shares how she is using her podcast to bridge the diversity and gender gap in the world of finance.

  • The rewards and challenges that come with being the first college graduate in your family.
  • Personal Finance 101.
  • How Rianka dedicated her career to helping her sick grandmother.
  • Getting debilitating migraines on your way to work, at a job you hate isn’t worth it and how she got the courage to work for herself.
  • Truly loving what you do, gives you the tenacity to not give up when you’re struggling to grow your business.
  • Cutting back your lifestyle and saving money before you leave your 9-5 job to pursue entrepreneurship.
  • As soon as you become laser-focused on your small business, things start happing for you.
  • The importance of avoiding “lifestyle creep” in your pursuit of financial independence.
  • Joining the Freelancers Union to get health and disability benefits while self-employed.
  • Bridging the race and gender gap in the finance world.
  • Why Millennials are still on the road to becoming the next target demographic: HENRYs.

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Key Takeaway: Working with a financial planner shouldn’t be dictated by how much money you have, but rather by a desire and motivation to want to live a more fruitful life.

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