Starting in March, which was Women’s History Month, we began profiling women in finance who are educating other women about investing. This month, we’re pleased to introduce Jully-Alma Taveras of The Investing Latina.
Jully was born in the Dominican Republic, and moved to Brooklyn, New York with her family when she was four years old.
Back in 2019, she founded Investing Latina, an educational and resource-packed YouTube channel with the mission to inspire women that are earning money, dominating their careers and taking care of their families to learn about investing in order to solidify their financial health.
Jully uses her channel as a platform not only to share her personal story of how she went from being debt-ridden to becoming an investor, but also to share the story of thousands of others like her.
When asked about why investing knowledge is so important for women in particular, Jully says that, “because women have entered the workforce and are making more money than ever before, becoming financially powerful through investing is the next step.”
She realized, after talking to her own group of friends, that lack of education seemed to be the main issue. “All my friends were sharing their struggles and woes and having so much difficulty getting their finances together.”
After a little more research, she soon found out that this seemed to be a problem across the board, and not an issue confined to her friend group alone. Simply put, no one knew where to go for advice or assistance.
That’s when Jully got the inspiration for Investing Latina, and now she knows where to point her friends, family, colleagues and everyone who is seeking financial education. “I encourage all my friends to follow @investinglatina on Instagram and on YouTube so that they can get all the investing questions they have answered!”
In order to build confidence and start investing, Jully motivates people to “start small and stay committed.” One campaign that Jully has shared and is passionate about spreading is her “one #smallfinancialwin per day” and the power behind taking small steps that lead to big change.
“I started with $50 per paycheck into a 403b, and now have grown to managing my multi-armed investment portfolio. And that’s what I want every woman in the world to have.”
When asked about any closing remarks, Jully leaves us with four very inspiring words: “Invest, become financially powerful.”
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