By Beehive Money
Advertorial Content with Clare Seal from @myfrugalyear
We've teamed up with money columnist and author Clare Seal who grew to Instagram fame whilst anonymously documenting her journey to paying off 'five figures' of personal debt. Since getting back in the black Clare has become an inspirational voice across social media who is normalising debt, money struggles and providing guidance from her own personal point of view. We asked her to recommend five finance books that she's personally found helpful, interesting or inspiring to share with our members here at Beehive.
1. You're Not Broke, You're Pre-Rich by Emilie Bellet
The first book in Clare's recommendation on our Instagram account is You're Not Broke, You're Pre-Rich by ex financial analyst Emilie Bellet. According to Bellet this book's all about 'How to streamline your finances, stay in control of your bank balance and have more ££' and Clare recommended it as a "brilliant, concise, straight to the point and practical book" and explained how Emilie is "passionate about getting women on the same page as men when it comes to finance."
Emilie created the Vestpod platform for women as "a way to provide education and a community for women to start breaking the taboo around money. Vestpod is a digital platform with a popular weekly newsletter as well as personal finance workshops and networking events."
Selina runs Black Girl Finance, a business designed to 'fill a gap in the personal development for Black women' and she was also voted British Bank Awards Online Financial Influencer of the Year 2021. Her book is designed to guide money management and help Black women become 'excited about your financial future'.
Clare describes her concise book as full of "practical exercises" such as goal-setting and budgeting that address the race and gender pay gap. Visit Selina's website for more information on Black Girl Finance their financial coaching, podcast, workshops, events and more.
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