What’s up, everyone? December is here. Only a few weeks left in 2018. Can you believe it? Today’s post is another installment of the Side Hustle Series. Every other month, I interview a fellow side hustler. Today, I had the chance to talk with Tia Chambers.
Tia is a Certified Financial Education Instructor with over 9 years of experience in the banking, student loan, and investing fields. She aims to help millennials kick their finances in shape to make more money, save more money, & build wealth. After raising her credit score over 150 points and helping her friends with their finances, she decided to help others on a larger scale. You may have a personal trainer to provide guidance on your health goals. The personal trainer pushes you to new limits and holds you accountable for your health goals. Well, Tia is your financial coach! She helps her clients and followers meet their financial goals with passive education on the website, group coaching and individual coaching.
What is your site about?
Financially Fit & Fab is dedicated to teaching millennials about money. Financially Fit & Fab is a one-stop shop for millennials wanting to improve their financial situation. The site focuses on the following categories: budgeting, saving, investing, home ownership, and making money.
What made you start?
Believe it or not, this is my 3rd public blog site! I previously had a personal development blog and a natural hair blog. They were both hobby blogs. Although the natural hair blog was around for about 2 years and I was able to connect with the local natural hair community in my city, I wasn’t truly passionate about it. Friends and coworkers used to always ask me about finances and traveling on a budget. After procrastinating forever and wanting to make the site perfect, I finally launched in 2016 and I’m so glad that I did.
How long have you been a Certified Financial Education Instructor?
I’ve been a Certified Financial Education Instructor for about a year.
Is this full-time or part-time? If it is full-time, how long has it been that way?
It is currently part-time; however, I would like to make it full time in the future. In an effort to commit more time to Financially Fit & Fab, I now have a full-time job that is more accommodating and not as stressful as where I worked previously.
Where do you see Financially Fit and Fab in 5 years?
Although Financially Fit & Fab started as a blog, it has become a lot more than that over time. I love to speak to groups about money all over the Midwest! Over the next five years, the brand will continue to grow online and reach an international audience.
Is there anything that you would have done differently?
There are so many things that I would have done differently! First of all, I would have connected with other financial bloggers sooner. The financial bloggers I have met are like family which I love! Secondly, I would have attended FinCon the first year that I started my blog. I heard about the conference, but I didn’t feel like my brand was far along enough to attend. Man, I was so wrong. I ended up attending FinCon for the first time last year after my site was about a year and a half old. From that conference, I was able to meet so many people in person that are doing exactly what I love to do! In addition, it helped me narrow down where I should focus my future plans and overall goals with the site.
How can people get in contact with you?
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