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Clever Girl Finance: Ditch debt, save money and build real wealth

Bola Sokunbi saved an impressive $100,000 in 3 years after college, kickstarting her passion to help other women achieve financial independence. In her upcoming book Clever Girl Finance, out June 25th, the Certified Financial Education Instructor, money expert and CEO and founder of the popular website Clever Girl Finance, shares stories of her own financial journey, including her money mistakes and financial redemption, to educate and empower a new generation of women.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:51 am EDT

To some, saving $100,000 might sound impossible. Saving that much money in 3 years may sound even crazier, but Bola Sokunbi managed to do just that in a little over 3 years after she graduated college, driving her passion to help others manage their money and find financial independence.

Bola was inspired by her mother, who found her own financial independence later in life and worked many jobs in Nigeria in an effort to put her daughter through college in the US. Her mother’s sacrifice for her laid the foundation of Bola’s desire to be financially successful and independent herself. Through trial and error she applied the money lessons she learned from her parents to start saving and begin her own financial journey.

Along the way, Bola began noticing a recurring theme that women do not talk about money and financial wellness enough. Realizing that many women may not take control of their financial situation due to the lack of support or encouragement, Bola created Clever Girl Finance, a platform that empowers and educates women to achieve financial independence in order to live life on their own terms.

In the upcoming book, Clever Girl Finance, Bola, who is now a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), shares her journey along with stories from other everyday women who have achieved financial independence. The actionable advice in Clever Girl Finance aims to help women to take control of their money and reach financial success by saving, budgeting, investing and managing their finances to build real wealth and to enhance their financial wellness. The book offers advice of how to make the most of a modest salary and still have money to spare, how to keep credit in check and clean up credit card chaos, how to start and succeed at a side hustle, and how to build a nest egg and invest in the future.

Clever Girl Finance is currently available for pre-order and will be available wherever books are sold on June 25th.

About the Author: Bola is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), finance expert, speaker and podcaster, and has been featured by several media outlets including, Money MagazineEssence, Black Enterprise, Cheddar TV, ABC News and The Chicago Tribune. 

About the Book: Clever Girl Finance: Ditch debt, save money and build real wealth (Wiley, June 2019, ISBN: 9781119580836, $24.95, 244 pages). For more information, please visit the book’s page on

About Clever Girl Finance: Voted one of the top personal finance websites for women, Clever Girl Finance is a financial education platform aimed at providing women with financial guidance that will inspire them to pursue and achieve their dreams of financial independence.

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Press Contact: For review copies of the book, interviews with the author, excerpt requests, or any additional information, please contact: Amy Laudicano, Wiley –

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