Jamila Souffrant is one of the few Black women blazing a trail for herself toward financial independence and documenting the journey along the way. We talked about the nut and bolts of her stacking more than $150,000, rethinking how she designed her life, and setting herself up for the long game.
Behind Her Brilliance: Daring to do what she wants to do
JAMILA SOUFFRANT | Founder, Journey to Launch
Jamila is the creator of the blog and podcast, Journey To Launch. She is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI). Raised by a single mom, she learned the concept of hard work and the value of money at a very early age. While her friends were blowing their money on the latest fads, she was saving for her first real estate property, which she was able to buy right out of college, at the age of 22.
Because of her money habits, her family is debt free (besides the mortgage) and are on the way to becoming financially independent by the age of 40. She loves to teach, inspire and help others jumpstart their journey to financial freedom!
Jamila’s podcast, Journey To Launch, was named one of “27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018″ by BuzzFeed. She is also the resident financial expert on a weekly segment on News12, the most watched local TV news-station in NYC and has been featured in other notable media outlets such as Money Magazine, TIME, Business Insider, Refinery29, CNBC, ESSENCE Magazine & CBS.
Jamila’s beginnings and how she became passionate about personal finance
how she saved more than $80k in a year
her thoughts on budgeting, retirement, and mindset
how children have affected her financial independence journey
how she decided it was time to leave her 6 figure job
And much, much more!
STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
MeetWays.com (Lisa Likes)
The Richest Man in Babylon (Jamila’s book pick)
Atomic Habits (Jamila’s book pick)