Welcome to Season 5!
Markia Brown is an award-winning financial educator and content creator, an Accredited Financial Counselor, and an AFCPE member with a talent for making complex financial topics accessible, particularly to younger generations.
Her mission focuses on uplifting underserved communities and offering them vital tools and education to achieve their definition of financial success. She believes that its not just about bridging gaps, but reshaping financial narratives for the better.
On this episode, Markia shares her unique story, what led her to AFCPE, and the impact the AFC has made on her and on those she serves. From a commitment to share 365 days of credit tips to more than 1 million social media followers, we talk about the highs and lows of social influence, the importance of “trust, but verify”, and how personal finance looks different for everyone – there are no absolutes.
2:10 What led Markia to her work
6:14 How she got big on TikTok
9:43 Highs and lows of social media content creation
14:08 Establishing authority in a world of misinformation
16:22 Markia’s journey to the AFC
19:02 How the AFC enhanced what she already knew about money
20:37 Markia’s final 2 cents
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