I graduated into the Great Recession and couldn’t find a job, so I created my own.
The first time I went to college I decided to graduate with a Spanish degree.
Then I bounced around in retail jobs for a year or two.
I never wanted a cubicle job, but now it was all I desired.
So I made the tough decision to go back to college for a “traditional” degree. I gave myself 3 choices; accounting, engineering, and finance.
- Accounting was too boring.
- Engineering was way over my head.
- Finance was just right.
I had no idea that the country would enter the greatest recession since the Great Depression by the time I graduated.
I moved in with my parents and suddenly, I found myself working retail, again.
How had this happened?
By this time, I had two degrees but still, no way to fully support myself.
One day, I was walking in the hallway to the kitchen when I overheard my mom on the phone with a relative.
“Tisha has two degrees, but I don’t know what she’s doing with them,” she said.
I was crushed.
But that moment fueled my passion.
I immediately started a blog. I called it Young Finances and I started sharing what my experience and my college degree had taught me about finance. I learned a lot along the way.
Eventually, I secured a full time position with an investment consulting firm but I continued my passion.
That small blog, inspired by passion and fueled by action grew from a side hustle into a full time business.
I used the extra money I earned to pay off over $32,000 of consumer debt.
I built my platform as a millennial finance expert, featured in Forbes, The Economist, Business Insider, MTV, and Essence to name a few. I’ve had the opportunity to partner with Fortune 500 companies helping them reach a millennial audience.
And it all started because I couldn’t find a job.
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LaTisha “Tish” Styles is a nationally recognized millennial personal finance expert, author, and TV personality. A cum laude finance graduate, former full-time investment analyst, and investor by passion, LaTisha uses her skills to help her clients achieve financial success. Through her signature coaching programs, LaTisha helps emerging entrepreneurs establish an online presence to find new clients online.
As the founder of Financial Success Media, LLC, LaTisha has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable brands including Fidelity Investments, Discover Financial Services, Progressive, PNC Bank, and The University of Phoenix. LaTisha helps corporations, investment advisers, and financial service firms reach a millennial audience leveraging blogs, social media, and video content to build a buzz.
A highly sought after speaker, trainer, and millennial influencer, LaTisha has spoken to various groups of young professionals and entrepreneurs on personal finance and branding. She regularly contributes to national media outlets and offers her expertise in workshops and trainings. She has been featured in The Economist, quoted in Forbes, and mentioned in U.S. News and World Report as a top personal finance expert to follow on Twitter.
With a heart for children and a passion for the Spanish language, LaTisha has served in Costa Rica and Mexico volunteering her Spanish fluency with children in both countries, and while building homes in Mexico.
LaTisha “Tish” Styles is a nationally recognized millennial personal finance expert, income strategist and digital marketing professional. Through her signature coaching programs, LaTisha helps emerging entrepreneurs establish an online presence to find new clients online. She has been featured in The Economist, quoted in Forbes, and mentioned in U.S. News and World Report as a top personal finance expert to follow on Twitter.
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