One of the most challenging areas of life, much less running a business, is the area of finances. There are so many options when it comes to income sources, investment accounts, and business opportunities. If you’ve had trouble getting your financial house in order, you’re in for a treat because today’s episode features Tiffany Aliche, the Budgetnista! Rosetta and Tiffany have a great conversation that shares Tiffany’s journey but also reveals some very basic but powerful financial steps you can take to make more of your money right now. You won’t want to miss this one.
Building a vision for what would become a dream.
The steps from where you are to where you dream you could be are not fast and they are not without pain. Tiffany Aliche’s dream to become a financial mentor wasn’t even fully formed when she first started helping people with her finances. She was a teacher and would often have conversations with the parents of her students about financial issues. When the non-profit school where she worked laid her off because of budget cuts, Tiffany decided that she should make a business doing the financial training that she loved. On this episode you’re going to hear her story of coming up through the ranks and working hard to become the Budgetnista.
When you first get started, finances are slim.
Tiffany Aliche started her business from her laptop, living in her parent’s home at the age of 29. Her goal was to get out on her own and see the fruits of her labors in a thriving business. Soon she moved into a house where she paid $500 for a room each month. Over time, she’s grown her business to fully support her, to provide for paid, full time staff, and to bring some virtual help onto her team as well. Her speaking fees, which started at $100 are now over $10,000. You’ll hear a lot of hard work and patience expressed, but even more, the determination of a happy black woman who would not let her dream die.
How you can begin to achieve your financial goals this year.
One of the highlights of this episode is Tiffany’s practical approach to saving and investing hard earned cash. In this episode she shares 2 very easy things you can do to maximize your savings now and make it harder for you to tap into that savings for unneeded things. She’s also going to show you the power of multiple bank accounts, and the importance of having an online bank account. You’ll get so much value out of her financial tips, so make sure you listen.
The #1 tip for Happy Black Women who want to start their own business.
If you’ve got a dream you want to pursue, a business idea that you want to put into action, there’s only one piece of advice the Budgetnista has for you. Get started. You can’t wait for everything to be in order before you act, because it never will be in order. You’ve got to fail fast. Get the mistakes made and learn from them. Then you’ll be ready to move past them to greater areas of success in a much shorter time frame. Tiffany’s passion comes out loud and clear as she talks about the importance of getting started, so take some time to invest in yourself by listening to this episode.
Outline of this great episode:
- [0:24] Rosetta’s introduction of her guest, Tiffany Aliche.
- [1:40] Tiffany’s description of what she does and what her mission is.
- [3:20] How Tiffany built her dream and eventually an online empire.
- [7:35] How Tiffany kept going when finances were slim.
- [12:00] Raising rates and seeing greater success.
- [15:23] Specific action steps to help you live your dreams this year.
- [21:46] How does Tiffany keep her life organized and effective?
- [27:39] Tiffany’s favorite book.
- [29:15] Personal mantras Tiffany is following this year.
- [32:27] The #1 tip for Happy Black Women who want to start a business.
- [34:41] How to connect with Tiffany.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- www.LiveRicherChallenge.net – The Free Online Financial challenge.
- BOOK: The Alchemist
About Tiffany Aliche
Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is quickly becoming America’s favorite, personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is founder of the LIVE RICHER Challenge. Since 2008, The Budgetnista has specialized in the delivery of financial education that includes seminars, workshops, curricula and trainings.
Tiffany is the bestselling author of the books, The One Week Budget and Live Richer Challenge (#1 Amazon / budgeting), and she and her financial advice have been featured on: the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, The New York Times, Reuters, ESSENCE Magazine, FORBES, Fox Business, MSNBC and CBS MoneyWatch. She also blogs about personal finance for The Huffington Post and U.S. News and World Report.
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