For Women’s History Month I will be sharing the stories that define and provide examples of women empowerment, uplifting stories of personal triumph and businesses that are inspiring and are making a difference for women. Women’s History Month is a declared month each year that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
I want to introduce you to Tae Lee.
Tae Lee, known as the “Money Maximizer,” is a International Best-Selling financial author, speaker, coach, and trainer based out of Birmingham, Alabama. Tae now creates diverse streams of income in the tax, real estate, insurance, and finance industry. Tae Lee is also known for her other financial literacy books, Never Go Broke, Inc. Money Success Planner & High School Edition. She is constantly building generational wealth, not debt.
Here is HERstory:
Tae Lee of Never Go Broke has always been dedicated to bringing financial expertise to communities in need. I decided to build this brand because I was noticing the lack of financial literacy education in urban communities. There are so many things that were not taught to us as kids that revolve around finances that have to deal with basic survival skills in life. I hope to provide valuable knowledge to my clientele in regards to changes in the world as it relates to finance, reducing and avoiding debt, and building wealth. The Never Go Broke resources include a K-12 curriculum, tailored for each grade level. I also provide adult educational material and fun ways to learn via live webinars and podcasts.
Her business is Never Go Broke, Inc.
What does women empowerment mean to you?
Women empowerment means empowering women’s health, wealth and education as a whole. It means not leaving women behind, but instead educating them as much as possible so that they can become they strong women they were destined to be.
What advice or words of inspiration would you like to share with someone?
I always tell me people to never give up. There will always be obstacles that will hinder your progress, but keep going. Don’t stop driving, just change the route as much as needed.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be that I tried and lived my life to the fullest. If it was something that I wanted to do, I did it. No regrets. I want my legacy to be that I educated and helped as many people as I could.
What inspires you?
My family and friends along with my passion for life is the biggest inspiration in my life. Knowing that I can live life on my own terms doing what I want when I want while helping others inspires me.
What does self care mean to you?
To me self care means taking at least one day a week to myself. It is important to have moments where you can reflect and do absolutely nothing. Being a small business owner can be difficult at times, so taking a breather to clear your thoughts and focus on yourself is essential.
What obstacles have you overcome or hurdles did you personally face and how did you overcome them?
The obstacles that I have faced in my life are from just not knowing the information or how to handle the situation. Throughout my life I have made mistakes because I didn’t know what or how to do things. With increased knowledge from mentors, coaches, researching, reading, and just messing up allowed me to overcome my obstacles.
Why did you choose entrepreneurship?
Life experiences inspired me to become an entrepreneur. After I went to college and could not find a job in my field, I had to figure out. I started waitressing at a restaurant and realized that this was not my calling. From there I never looked back. Entrepreneurship here I am.
What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your business and personally?
Within in my business, I want to touch as many youth, young adults, and entrepreneurs that I can so they can not make some of the same mistakes I did within my life and business. Personally, just stay happy and free.
Did you have any key mentors or people who deeply influenced who you are, what you believe in and what you’re committed to in your work and life? Tell me about them.
Yes, the key mentors in my life have helped me get to where I am today. They have motivated me, pushed me, educated me, and guided me. Whether they held my hand through the process or gave me a word of encouragement, they were influential to my success. My parents have always encouraged me to keep going and never give up, regardless of the obstacles. I am also deeply influenced by my business besties, too many to name, but they give me the accountability that I need to stay on top of my goals!
What’s next for you in your business/brand? What can readers look forward to from you?
Currently I am working on launching a new in-hand and online game called Game of Fortune: Win In Wealth or Lose In Debt in March. This game will teach kids from 10 years old and up all about financial literacy, investing, saving money and building credit using real-life scenarios. Utilizing three different cards that represent wealth, income and debt players will immerse themselves in a game of fortune. I am also currently working on creating a new financial literacy curriculum for grades 6-12, but there will be information in the coming weeks.