Bola Sokunbi of CleverGirlFinance Saved $100,000 on a $54,000 Salary – PB111

Rich and Marcus take a quick pause for the cause to highlight our favorite moments from 2018 and the top three downloaded episodes in our final episode of 2018 before welcoming a great guest. We look forward to expanding and continuing to bring great content to the people in 2019. Join the newsletter to keep up with our latest money and career moves!

In today’s episode, you’ll hear Bola Sokunbi’s journey from $0 to $100,000 in just three years. Bola is the founder of Clever Girl Finance, a financial education platform aimed at providing women with financial guidance that inspires them to pursue and achieve their dreams of financial independence. Bola also has the claim to fame of saving 100,000 on a $54,000 annual salary. You’ll hear Bola’s story and learn why her family’s background motivated her to make the most of her college education and not take for granted any of the opportunities her hardworking mother provided for her.

Show Highlights:

  • People often criticize others for the way they were brought up. This diminishes the journey one takes to get where they are today.
  • Don’t take for granted the sacrifices your family makes for you.
  • The benefits of living lean and saving half of each paycheck.
  • The importance of earning extra money through side hustles and passive income streams.
  • A cautionary tale of predatory credit card lending practices towards young creditors.
  • Why Bola is focused on teaching young women to pursue financial independence.

Key Takeaway: Embrace and appreciate the wins of others, don’t glorify one’s struggle as being worth more or worth less. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or how you got there, focus on where you’re going today and tomorrow.

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