Lakisha L. Simmons, PhD, is a Personal Capital Financial Hero. She retired early from her position as a tenured professor of business analytics at 41 years old. She is co-author with her 11-year-old son of "Divorced: 7 Keys to Making it Through Your Parents’ Divorce," the author of "The Unlikely Achieveher," and CEO of BRAVE Consulting, where she teaches women how to be happy, healthy, and wealthy. She enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family. She can be reached via LakishaSimmons.com or on social media at @drkishasimmons.