Financial Spring Cleaning, Anyone?

By Andi Tendaji

– April means that spring is officially here. Taxes are due. Flowers begin to bloom. And, it’s National Financial Literacy Month.

Floating around our world wide web, one can find various definitions among plentiful resources in reference to financial literacy. With the core of it being, the knowledge and understanding of personal finance. However, financial literacy can mean different things for different folks.

During the month of April it’s easy to find “free” resources and even challenges on; how to budget, how to save, how to eliminate date and even how to create side hustles. Be it in five ways or 10 days, I found myself uncertain on how to move forward when my lifestyle didn’t align with 7 days out of a 10 day challenge.

So, I began to search for a resemblance in financial literacy resources. I sought out voices that spoke directly to me; a Black Woman in America who was brought up in a community where “Financial Literacy” was not a topic of discussion.

With April being “Financial Literacy Month” I felt it was the perfect time to share the top voices who’ve collectively motivated my financial journey, assisting me with eliminating $20K plus in debt and raising my credit score 300 plus points.

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche

What I recommend: Live Richer Challenge & Blog or Paid Membership – Live Richer Academy 

Dr. Boyce Watkins

His opening quote is everything. “Never believe that you were born to be an economic victim.”

What I recommend: Free – Newsletter / Paid – 48 Business School & Economic Tour

John Hope Bryant

What I recommend: Free – Operation HOPE Inc. (Global) & Blog /Book “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class”

The Finance Bar By Marsha Barnes

What I recommend: Free – 5 Day Money Cleanse & Blog / Paid – The Member’s Club

Dr. Claude Anderson

What I recommend: Book “Powernomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America” & “Black Labor, White Wealth: The Search for Power and Economic Justice”

Tonya Rapley

What I recommend: Free – Blog, eBook “7 Life Changing Money Tips”, Fab Finance TV & “Banish The Balance” Challenge

Dominique Brown

What I recommend: Free – Blog “Your Finances Simplified” & Class “Credit Improvement and Home Buying”

Kara Stevens

What I recommend: Free – “The 5 Day Financial Reset Plan” Challenge & Blog

Sandy Smith

What I recommend: Free – Blog or “Start Here” Tab


What I recommend: Free – “The Spartan Money” Challenge & Blog

Andrea Amir

What I recommend: Free – “Free Smart Money Kit”

Check out the above recommended sites, and let us know about your financial journey in the comments below.

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