We welcome Tori Dunlap of “Her First 100k.” Tori is a financial advocate who educates millennial women and other underserved communities on financial literacy. She’s on track to save her first $100,000 by age 26 and has made it her mission to help others pay off debt, save, invest, and get their money right so they can be in the driver seat of their life.
Her parents taught her about money from the age of 9 when her father, a salesman himself, helped her start her first company with a vending machine business. It was this experience that kick-started her savings account and her entrepreneurial drive. After getting her college degree, she began to see her female friends were paid less than their male counterparts and missing out on career opportunities because of being a woman. She knew she had to fight back. In this episode, Tori talks to us about her financial upbringing, her business, her financial philosophies and her passion for disrupting the financial ecosystem that is overwhelmingly dominated by older, straight, white males.
- Growing up with privilege
- Take that loose change to the bank
- A crash course in marketing
- Becoming a financial advocate for underserved populations
- How to get a job when you don’t meet the requirements
- The relationship between privilege and money
- Getting ahead financially in a system that wasn’t built for you
- The guilt and shame surrounding money
- Priority-based spending and automating your savings for the win
Key Takeaway: A lot of the current financial guru’s aren’t in touch with the financial issues of Millennials. It’s our job to make our voices heard and disrupt their antiquated advice.
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Mentioned on This Week’s Show
- Personal Capital – Personal Capital is an online financial advisor and personal wealth management company that centralizes your finances in one easy-to-use dashboard.
- Tomorrow App – Tomorrow is an app that helps you create a will, living trust, distribute assets, and purchase life insurance.
- MarketWatch: This 24-year-old is on track to save $100,000 by age 25, and she has advice for other women who want to be rich
- CNBC: I’m 24 and on track to save $100,000 by next year—here are my money-saving tips
- How to Land the Job You Want (When You Don’t Meet the Requirements)
- Afford Anything ft. Paula Pant – PB85
- Her Own $100,000 ft. CleverGirlFinance’s Bola Sokunbi – PB111
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Side Hustles and Passive Income Streams
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