Nov 2, 2015
Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche was really really ticked off that the financial industry ignored people of color -- especially women. She looked around and saw countless brilliant, successful doctors, lawyers, architects and MBAs -- who were in debt and with little financial literacy or foundation.
Aliche set out to change that. Within a single year, Aliche recruited nearly 20,000 women of color into her Live Richer Challenge, a free program and community that helps members take control of their finances. To date, the challenge, participants collectively paid off $400,000 in debt and saved $3.5 million -- and Alliche's message and followers are snowballing.
Best yet? Despite her proven power, financial services companies mostly still ignored her, so Aliche found a way to take those companies out of the equation while growing her following. She estimates 500,000 women of color will be part of her financial empowerment revolution within the next couple of years. And when banks come knocking? She will carefully choose those she trusts.