“It’s my greatest desire to see people live richer lives and I truly believe that one of the most effective ways to do so is to provide access to the tools and resources they need,” says Tiffany.
Tiffany’s credits her experience as a preschool teacher for 10 years in Newark, NJ for defining her purpose behind The Budgetnista…education. She also attributes the parents, students, teachers, and residents of the city for igniting her passion to provide access and resources to people that are otherwise neglected. These communities have been left out of the essential, financial conversations necessary to thrive.
“At its core, teaching is unlocking access. I was inspired to serve and teach by the many women in my life that I know struggle with money,” says Tiffany. “My motto, Live Richer, is really a play on words, it’s not just about the money, it’s about growth. It’s a movement forward.”
Collaborating with organizations that understand the importance of access for all is a critical component for transforming lives. To further her mission Tiffany has created and teaches numerous free, financial classes both online and in person. Her signature course is her annual, Live Richer Challenge and is now in its 5th year with over 800,000 women participating in one or more of her Challenges.
In 2019, Tiffany transformed her commitment into legislation when she partnered with Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight to write a bill that was later signed into Law A1414 (The Budgetnista Law). This law made it mandatory for financial education to be integrated into all middle schools in New Jersey.
She also blogs about personal finance for The Huffington Post and The Budgetnista Blog, co-hosts an award-winning podcast, Brown Ambition and has an online school, the Live Richer Academy that teaches women how to create, implement and automate their own personalized financial freedom plan.
“I’m grateful for the work I do. It’s what wakes me up in the morning and give me purpose. I’m passionate about the people I serve and I can’t believe I get to make living transforming lives. If nothing else, I know I’ve tried my best to make the world a better place than how I entered it, and that’s all anyone is called to do.