For this episode of the Mo’ Money Podcast, I’ve got my friend Kara Perez on the show. She is the founder of Bravely Go, a feminist financial education company. Her company focuses on bringing actionable and accessible financial education to people through pop up events and an online community. Kara is also the co-host of the award-winning The Fairer Cents podcast and if that wasn’t enough she’s also a money coach!
In this episode, we talk about why there is such a need to hear diverse voices in the personal finance world so we can all learn from each other, what it means to be a financial feminist, and Kara shares her tips on how to negotiate like a pro so you can level up your money (a skill I sure wish I had back in my 20s).
Kara also shares her story of graduating soon after the recession with an English degree, and living on a low income for many years while struggling to pay off her debt. By taking the time to educate herself about money and being disciplined with living below her means, she was able to crush her debt and now works full-time running her own company teaching others how to empower themselves through personal finance. Although she doesn’t like to say if she can do it so can you, hopefully her story will serve as some inspiration that no matter where you’re at in life, there’s always a path to a better financial life.