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This TikTok Star, on Track to Make Over $1 Million in 2021, Tackles the 'Taboo' Topic of Money and Reveals the Major Flaw in Dave Ramsey's Approach

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09.06.2021

From a young age, Tori Dunlap was familiar with personal finance. Her parents gave her a strong financial education, and as a 9-year-old, she even started her own vending-machine business. Eventually, she passed that business on to another little girl named Tori. It was a sign of things to come: Today, Dunlap’s advocacy of financial feminism goes hand in hand with her revolutionary, wildly popular coaching business, which helps women all over the world take control of their financial futures.

It all began when Dunlap learned that her financial education wasn’t the norm; some people she met had never been taught the basics. “As I was having these conversations with friends, I started realizing that this financial education I had was a privilege,” Dunlap says. “I realized I had a responsibility to pass that information on, and in doing research and then hearing more, I realized that we don't have any sort of equality for any marginalized group, especially women, until we have financial equality.”

When Dunlap graduated from the University of Portland in 2016, she thought the U.S. was only months away from a landmark election — one that would put a woman in the White House for the first time in the country’s 240-year history. “As a 22-year-old, I expected to be in my twenties in an America with our first female president,” Dunlap says. “Of course, as we all know, that’s not what happened.”

The world wasn’t as she’d expected post-graduation, but Dunlap was ready to meet the challenge. Armed with a social-media marketing background and a theater degree that made her “super comfortable with rejection,” she launched the blog that would become Her First $100K — chronicling her journey to saving $100,000 by the age of 25. Dunlap succeeded, and three weeks after an appearance on Good Morning America, she quit her nine-to-five to pursue entrepreneurship full-time.

Recognizing that money equals power, and choices, and that marginalized groups without equal access to........

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