Name: Tiffany Aliche
Occupation: Personal Finance Expert
Location: New York
How We Know Her: Known as “The Budgetnista“, Tiffany is a go-to source for personal finance information.
Why We Chose Her: The businesswoman has amplified her brand, increasing her reach on social media and spreading the message of financial empowerment.
What’s Next: Financial education advocacy is Tiffany’s latest power play.
You’ve probably clicked on one of Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche’s video ads in your social media feed. She’s America’s favorite personal finance expert not just because she created a financial movement for women, but because she made learning how slay the credit card dragon, save for a pricey condo and raise your credit score fun. (Note: Don’t plan to buy a home without taking her Live Richer: Home Buying Edition Challenge.) If she didn’t make it pleasurable, folks would scroll past her online invitation, complete with big sister energy and smiles, to be financially empowered.
Her scoreboard is impressive too. The former pre-school teacher’s Live Richer Academy shows women how to design, implement and automate their freedom plan. Her Dream Catchers, as she calls them, have saved more than $100 million and paid off $75 million in debt. And she does it all from a been there survived that perspective. The Budgetnista comes from a family that talked about money, her dad was CEO and accountant and lived by a budget. While earing $39K from her teaching gig, in two years she saved $40K and bought a condo.
But when her beloved pre-school closed, she lost everything and moved back home with her parents. But after plugging into the money principles her dad taught as a child, she began to change her situation—and teach others how to do it too. Her best-selling book, The One Week Budget is a go-to resource for creating a money management system in just one week.
This year, The Budgetnista partnered with Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight to write the A1414 Financial Literacy bill, making financial education mandatory in New Jersey middle schools. Tiffany has also