Millennial Money Gurus You Should Know About

Hey Damsels!

Are these the same bills that our parents and grandparents were paying? Nowadays it seems like you need a full-time job, a part-time job, a side hustle, AND a lil fraud to get by. (That was stolen from a meme but find the lie.)

Not only are we expected to show up as the most educated and least compensated, entry-level employees.  We are also expected to assist our seasoned colleagues with technology/software issues. From finding a  misplaced email to rotating a PDF. I seriously question if these people can be trusted. Like what do you mean “where is the cloud” … it’s ON THE INTERNET!

Thanks to advances in science and technology, the life expectancy of Boomers who refuse to retire has increased. The formula they used to literally pull themselves up by their bootstraps just does not apply to our economy today. Gone are the day of working your way up from the mailroom to VP in one company.

September is Self Improvement Month.

I want to focus on giving you ladies tools and resources to help reach your financial goals. Rather than gripe and complain about a system that will definitely not be repaired from my blog.

I’ve created a Financial Planning Workbook to help get your finances out of distress.

Below I share some folks who know how to make it as a Millenial. These are not your Suzzie Orman, Dave Ramsey, nor Robert Kiyosaki elders who simply advise you to save $1000 as a “baby step” to financial freedom.

The Damsels featured today do not give vague, dated, boot strappy advice. They truly understand the strugles of being a working poor millenial cripled by student loan debt.

Aren’t you tired of having too much month at the end of your money? Keep reading to get some advice from Five Millenial Money Gurus. It’s not enough to just have a budget if you don’t understand how to make your money work for you. That is exactly what this list is for and about. Below I’ve compiled a list of personal finance experts and influencers, who are teaching millennials how to making our money work for us.


Tiffany Aliche – The Budgetnista

If you haven’t heard of Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche at this point, you’re living under a rock! In addition to her personal brand The she runs a financial blog for Huffington Post and her financial advice has been featured on The New York Times, the TODAY show, CBS MoneyWatch, TIME, ESSENCE Magazine, and even FORBES!

After paying off thousands of dollars in debt in a very short period of time, Tiffany created The Live Richer Challenge. A free online financial challenge to help women achieve 7-specific financial goals in just 36 days. Her advice to Damsels working to pay down their debt.


Tonya Rapley – 

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert. Tonya was named the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine and selected by TV One as a modern-day history maker. As a full-time entrepreneur, she tours the country providing workshops she has spoken at  Essence Fest, the Blogging While Brown Conference, BlogHer, and a host of colleges and universities. Tonya’s fierce financial advice has appeared on US New, NY Daily News, The Root, and several other media outlets.

She created My Fab Finance as she was working her way out of financial distress. Her site is a leading financial education and lifestyle blog for millennials who want to become financially free and do more of what they love.


Dominique Broadway- Finances Demystified

Dominique Broadway is an award-winning Personal Finance Coach, Speaker, Finance Expert and the Founder of Finances Demystified & The Social Money Tour. She has been recognized as the Top 30 Under 30 in Washington DC, the DC Future Business Leader of America Businessperson of the Year and the Top Financial Advisor for Millennials in the US. Her demystified financial advice has been highlighted on Huffington Post, Forbes, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, and other media outlets. She has a passion for working with young professionals, entrepreneurs, and people of all ages to bring their Dreams2Reality

A life long entrepreneur, Dominique has always been intrigued by money, the way it works, the most efficient way to make it and how to save it. Following college, she started working for a large investment firm that serviced persons with a large net worth. But she wanted to work with people who haven’t earned their first $100,000 yet. She has a passion for working with young professionals, creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and new families.


I learned about these three ladies a little over 6 years ago. Having them on my timeline brightens it with positive vides and sound financial advice. The Damsel featured today all used their own life experiences to fuel their passion and become fulltime entrepreneurs. If you are interested in becoming a fulltime entrepreneur, read this post I wrote about making sacrifices for self-employment.

Navigating the boomer wasteland of an economy isn’t easy but having women in your circle to encourage you to stay the course or to push harder to reach your financial goals helps. (Even if they are in your circle via social media.)

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