List of African American Personal Finance Bloggers

This article is a resource where you can find many of the African American personal finance bloggers in one place. What better way to start black history month than to share this list of African American personal finance bloggers. Last year, I saw a story in Newsweek that stated African Americans in Boston had a net worth of $8. I thought it was a joke at first but, unfortunately, it’s not.

According to RT, the median African American’s net worth is $7000, compared to white households at $111,000. Man, we have some work to do.

For years I’ve heard that many African Americans only care about spending money and not saving or investing. The bloggers that I am sharing with you today are helping to change that. This article is a resource where you can find many of the African American personal finance bloggers in one place. Let’s get started with the list.

Yes, I Am Cheap 

Sandy Smith is the mastermind behind Yes, I Am Cheap. She paid off a $50,000 debt in two years. Sandy has done several side hustles over the years. One of her favorites is selling things on Amazon. Check her site out if you are looking for motivation.

For more information about how Sandy eliminated $50,000 worth of debt in two years, go here.

Tay Talks Money

Taylor is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and owner of Tay Talks Money. She educates millennials about their finances. She wants people to enjoy their lives.

Check out her post 21 Things To Do On The Weekend When You’re Bored

My Debt Epiphany

Chonce Maddox Rhea started her website in 2014 to document her journey to pay off debt. She went from being a single mother to being debt free in a few short years.

Find out why Chonce left a stable paycheck for an uncertain income.

Michelle is Money Hungry

Michelle Jackson is based in Denver, Colorado. On her blog, she discusses all things money. She even has a podcast called Girl Gone Frugal (Again).

Building Bread 

Kevin Matthews II is the founder of Building Bread. He is one of Investopedia’s Top 100 Financial Advisors. Building bread was created to help millennials achieve any financial goal.

Grab his free guide that goes over the four investments every person should own here.

Sophisticated Spender

Crystal Hammond has been writing at Sophisticated Spender since 2011. She is a proud graduate of Ohio State University. Side hustles are her passion.

Check out Crystal’s article 5 Reasons It’s Better to Rent Than Buy

Your Finances Simplified

Dominique Brown is a licensed financial advisor and Realtor. He’s a credit guru. He’s helped thousands of people increase their credit scores over the years. If you’re struggling with bad credit, visit his site ASAP!

Take a look at Dominique’s free class that shows you how to go from bad credit to homeowner in a year here.

Young Finances

LaTisha Styles is a personal finance expert. She helps people earn money by utilizing skills that they already have. She also has a new site called Creating Coins that will help you take your business to the next level.

Saidia Financial Solutions

Tai Stewart is the creator of Saidia Financial Solutions. She helps entrepreneurs and small business owners by developing customized tax accounting strategies.

In this post, Tai shares with us 4 Steps to Paying Quarterly Taxes on Time 

His & Her Money 

Talaat and Tai McNeely are America’s number one money couple. They are helping couples face their money problems head-on instead of hiding. Money is one the biggest reasons that couples argue. They are helping you communicate about your finances (and more) before it gets to that point.

When you get a chance listen to the His & Her Money podcast.

Young Yet Wise

Candice Marie is a full-time entrepreneur. Six years ago, she had a negative net worth. Now Candice is debt free! She gives people real-life advice that they can use.

Here’s one of Candice’s latest posts, Debt Free… Now What?

The Money Chat

Dorethia Kelly created the Money Chat. She discusses credit tips, debt, spending, and business information on her website.

Good Read: What to Know Before You Buy a Home

The Butler Journal

The Butler Journal is a site that I created in 2013. At the time, my finances were in a bad place. I had very little savings and a lot of debt. I started this site to hold myself accountable. In the beginning, there were a lot of ups and downs, but in 2015 I started getting serious. Since that time, I’ve raised my credit score by 200 points and have paid down some of my debt.

The Black Market Exchange 

The Black Market Exchange is an excellent resource that anyone should check out if they want to learn more about investing. Dr. Eric Patrick blends hip-hop and investing to make it more relatable to millennials.

Check out this article discussing Options.

Principles of Increase

Aja McClanahan is based in Chicago. She and her husband paid off $120,000 worth of debt. They made some drastic decisions to make that happen such as moving to the hood. On her site, she discusses topics such as increasing your income, building wealth and getting out of debt.

In this post, she shares how she owns two homes debt free.

KNS Financial

KNS Financial is a blog by Khaleef and Sherrian Crumbley. Their goal is to help Christians gain control or their finances so that they can worship and give freely. They also have another site called Fat Guy Skinny Wallet.

The Money Speakeasy

Wilson Muscadin is the founder of The Money Speakeasy. He’s a financial coach, Certified Financial Instructor, and speaker. The Money Speakeasy is an outlet to discuss topics such as budgeting, housing, and insurance.

Check out The House Rules

Smart Money Chicks

Andrea Amir is the founder of Smart Money Chicks. Andrea faced financial hardship by filing bankruptcy twice in one year due to bad advice. That lit a fire under her. She is now a Certified Personal Finance Educator and Certified Housing Counselor. Andrea educates others on financial issues.

Good read: 6 Tips For Sound Financial Planning in Your 40’s

The Master Playbook

Holly Reid is a Certified Public Accountant. The Master Playbook was created to break the cycle of paycheck to paycheck living and to help adults create a financial legacy worth leaving.

Holly tells us how to Visualize Your Way to Financial Success.

My Money Mogul

Jaleesa Ann is a wealth strategist, speaker and success coach. My Money Mogul is all about helping people increase income, eliminate debt, and live the life you dream about.

Jaleesa gives up the Do’s and Don’ts of a Joint Account.

Ask The Money Coach

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox is the brains behind Ask The Money Coach. She is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality. Lynnette is an award-winning financial news journalist and former Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC. Lynnette paid off $100,000 worth of credit card debt in three years. That’s amazing.

Check out this post titled Should You Invest in Bitcoin?

Wealthy Stylist

Natasha Campbell is the founder of Wealthy Stylist. Her site focuses on inspirational topics, personal finance topic, and business topics.

Find out how to save $500 in 30 days here.

Ms. Rhonda Williams

Rhonda Williams is a master money trainer, coach, and speaker. She believes that living free is a major key to releasing ones inherited purpose, passion and best self.

Find out her story here.

Madam Money 

Tarra Jackson is the author of the best selling book “Financial Fornication.” She is a financial coach that helps people get better relationships with their finances.

Check out How to Save About $1400 With This Easy 52 Week Savings Challenge

MNH Financial Services

Netivia Heard is the founder of MNH Financial Services. She’s also known as “The Frugal CrediTnista.” Her mission is to educate, empower and equip women and couples with the with the solutions they need to transform their finances for the better.

Check out 7 Tips for Dealing With Debt Collectors 

Patrice Washington

Patrice Washington is a personal finance expert. She’s been everywhere from Steve Harvey’s shows to Dr. Oz. Patrice is a number one selling author. She wants people to follow their purpose and not money.

Patrice also has a podcast. Listen to The Redefining Wealth Podcast here.

I Am Ash Cash

Ash Exantus is the creator of the site I Am Ash Cash. He’s a personal finance expert, a former bank executive, speaker and brand ambassador. His mission is to help people transform their mind and their money.

Ash Cash gives us Money Management Tips for Freelancers.

Nicole Walters

Nicole Walters is an income strategist, entrepreneur and founder of the Monetized Life. She helps people find clarity, grow their networks, gain confidence and monetize their lives.

Featured post: 4 Tips to Protect Your Small Business

Tela Holcomb

Tela Holcomb is a stocks and options trader. She teaches people how to break free from their 9-5 job by learning and investing in the stock market.

Sign up for her free stock market course here.

My Fab Finance

My Fab Finance was started in 2013 by Tonya Rapley-Flash. Tonya is a speaker and entrepreneur. She uses her story to empower women and girls of all ages.

Check out this post: Have More Finance Dates With Your Partner

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds was founded in 2003. This site was created to help women secure their financial futures without sacrificing time with their families.

Join the Passive Income Challenge today.

Feel Good Finances

Amber Berry is the founder of Feel Good Finances. She’s on a mission to help millennial women feel good about their finances.

Amber tells us how she made over $2000 on Upwork.

Clever Girl Finance

Clever Girl Finance was created by Bola Sokunbi. She is a Certified Financial Education Instructor. She aims to help women become accountable, ditch debt, save money and build real wealth.

Featured post: Is Frugal Living the Only Way to Build Wealth?

Your Money Worth 

Melisa Boutin is behind Your Money Worth. She created her site to be a resource for Caribbean millennials.

Learn more about Melisa here.

Paychecks & Balances

Paychecks and Balances is a podcast by Rich & Marcus. They discuss money management, personal growth and other topics that are relevant to millennials.

Listen to the podcast here.

Ebong Eka 

Ebong Eka is a CPA and an entrepreneur. He helps business raise their prices and get more clients.

In this post, Ebong gives advice on business partnerships.

Divas R Frugal

La Shaun Coronel created Divas R Frugal to document her journey to financial freedom. She discusses goal setting, personal finance, beauty and more on her blog.

Featured post: Budgeting 101

Reese Financial Services

Reese Financial Services was created by Dr. Dominique Reese. She is a personal finance expert with over ten years of experience in the financial services industry.

Check out this post titled Does Your Savings Strategy Need a Professional Review?




Pocket of Money

Dr. Maria James is the founder of Pocket of Money. On her site, she shares her knowledge of financial management. Dr. James empowers people with the skills they need to control their money.

Listen to her latest podcast episode here.

Dominique Broadway

Dominique Broadway is an award-winning financial planner. She helps people demystify their finances and bring their dreams to reality.

Featured post: How to Get Free Money For College With Maryland 529’s Free Program

Your Financial Stylist

Your Financial Stylist is the online boutique for financial education. It’s a place for women who want to get their financial house in order. Carrie Pink runs this site.

Carrie shares with us Lifestyle Tradeoffs That Will Boost Your Savings

The Finance Bar

Marsha Barnes is the founder of The Finance Bar. It is a personal finance suite and mobile hub that is bridging the gap between individuals and financial wellness.

Good Read: 3 Steps for Healing Marriages Torn by Finances

The Frugal Feminista

Kara Stevens is The Frugal Feminista. She wants women to be happy, to be wealthy and to be brave. Kara talks about Love & Money, #BlackGirlMagic, Credit and more on her site.

Check out: Minimalism: The New Path to Happy for Brown Girls

The Budgetnista

Tiffany ” The Budgetnista” Aliche is an award-winning personal finance educator. She helps people master their money.

Check out The Budgetnista’s “Live Richer Challenge” when you get a chance.

Financially Fit & Fab

Financially Fit & Fab was started by Tia Chambers. Tia is a Certified Financial Education instructor. She helps millennials kick their finances into shape.

Tia gives us 5 Ways to Knock Out Debt in 2018

Align Credit & Wealth Family

Naima-Ra Johnson is the founder of Align Credit. The site was started in 2015. She helps families increase their credit scores, build wealth and tithe.

Here’s a post that goes over Four Basic Steps to Rebuild Your Credit

It’s My Money Journal

Patrina Dixon is an advocate for financial literacy. She founded the site It’s My Money Journal. She helps young people understand finances.

In this post, Patrina tells us how she traveled from Connecticut to Atlanta for under $150.

Bottom Up Wealth 

Bottom Up Wealth was created by Alanya Kolberg. She helps people take back their financial lives by showing them how to achieve financial freedom.

Check out her Ultimate Guide to Investment Accounts 

Debt Free Divas

Debt Free Divas has been around since 2010. Toni Husbands is one of the co-founders. She and her husband paid off $107,000 in seven years.

Check out her podcast here.

Posh Profits

Astreya Michelle is the founder of Posh Profits. She is an accountant to creatives. She helps women develop profitable money systems within their businesses.

Featured Post: New levels: Hiring An Accountant

Hayes Financial Coaching

Del Shawn Hayes is the creator of Hayes Financial Coaching. Her mission is to empower and educated individuals, couple and families with the tools to meet their financial goals, build wealth, and to achieve complete money control.

Check out the Hayes Financial Accountability Program when you get a chance.

ADLT 101

ADLT 101 was started by Jennifer Jackson, who is a Millennial Transition Coach. She helps students and recent grads navigate life after college.

Check out her Step by Step Guide to Creating a Bare Bones Budget 

The Ivy Investor

Courtney Richardson is the founder of The Ivy Investor. It’s a resource for women seeking to navigate the maze of the investment world.

In this post, Courtney tells us 3 things to do before you spend your tax return.

Journey to Launch

Jamila is the creator of the blog and podcast, Journey to Launch. Her goal is to help people eliminate debt and increase their net worth.

Check out how she and her husband saved $85,000 in 2016.

Popcorn Finance

Popcorn Finance was created by Chris. It’s a podcast that discusses different personal finance topics.

Check out this episode about Bonds.

Hope + Cents

Alaya Linton is a personal finance coach. Her site is meant to be a source of hope for people who are frustrated, hopeless or angry about their personal finances.

In this article, she discusses how she paid off her debt.

Financial Lituation

Anthony Copeman is the creator of Financial Lituation. He’s a Certified Financial Education Instructor. He aims to help millennials reinvent their finances and reimagine their freedom, so they can live the lives they were created to do.

In this post, Anthony goes over 7 reasons you must tackle your credit card debt.

Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a financial scholar. He has created several programs to help African Americans such as The Black Business School and The Black Wealth Bootcamp.

Financialdemics

Alanna Anthony started Financialdemics because she wanted to educate people about the financial mistakes that she made. She is a Certified Financial Educator and Personal Finance Coach.

Check out her money story here.

Miss Sistanomics

Ashley Harlan created Miss Sistanomics to help change people’s mindsets and narratives about money.

Check out Miss Sistanomics 2018 Book Challenge.

Purse Empowerment

Shani Curry-St. ViI is a financial expert. Purse empowerment evokes women to think about money beyond what it can afford them.

Take a look at Shani’s Money Monday’s web series.

The Brown Report

Jason Brown is the founder of The Brown Report. He is a Stock Market Coach and Trader. He teaches people about the stock market.

When you get a chance, check out his free stock market secrets webinar.

College Prep Ready

College Prep ready was founded by Ashley Hill. She is passionate about helping people pay for college without using many student loans.

Check out The Ultimate Scholarship Tool Kit here.

Miss Millennia Magazine

Jasmine Watts founded Miss Millennial Magazine in 2011. She wants to make sure that people are financially fit, healthy and making the right life decisions.

Know Money

Steven M. Hughes launched Know Money in 2014. Know Money empowers millennials to make sound financial decisions through entrepreneurship training, financial literacy and interactive community events.

For more info about Steven, go here.

Life and a Budget

Latoya is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and personal finance writer. She created Life and Budget to help people get out of the paycheck to paycheck lifestyle.

Take a look at her post titled 22 Ways to Treat Yo’Self Without Spending Money.

The Key Resource

Kendra Barnes is a real estate investor. She’s on a mission to change the perception of what a real estate investor looks like.

Wealth Noir

Damien Peters is the founder of Wealth Noir. The purpose of this site is to teach the importance of generational wealth and financial freedom to Black millennial professionals.

Check out this article titled Your Home is not an Investment, Sorry.

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary is a personal finance expert and author.

Here’s some info about one of her books titled The 21 Day Financial Fast.

The Finance Femme

Kendra James is the creator of The Finance Femme. She is your business finance guru.

Check out her post titled Six Common Small Biz Financial Mistakes.

Debt Free Black Girl

Kristin Sutton runs the blog Debt Free Black Girl. Her site is a resource to show millennial women how to live lavish while they are on a budget and paying off debt.

In this post. Kristin goes over 3 Emotional Consequences of Being in Debt.

After reading this post, people can never say that there aren’t any African American personal finance bloggers out there. We’re here to educate people and to change negative stereotypes.

This article is a resource where you can find many of the African American personal finance bloggers in one place.

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  1. Great list. Should also include Katasha at Broke Girl Rehab and Liz at Open Mouths Get Fed.

  2. Love this epic list! Thanks for including me 🙂

  3. Love this, Jason! Thanks for putting this IMPORTANT resource together!

  4. This list was much needed and amazing! Thank you for sharing these resources.

  5. Great list but, you forgot to include me ☺ Madam Budget.

  6. This is the year that I’m dedicating to getting my finances together so this list is super clutch. Great job!

  7. Great round up. Thanks for including me, Jason!

  8. Jason, thank you so much for including me on this list of incredible personal finance bloggers who also happen to be POC! I’m looking forward to working my way through the list.

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