012: Earning More Money by Committing to the Work with Patrice C. Washington

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Who is Patrice C. Washington?

Patrice Washington at FinCon16Patrice C. Washington has been making money educational yet fun since 2003.

She’s a nationally recognized best-selling author of the Real Money Answers financial series, featured columnist, television commentator, transformational speaker, spokesperson, radio host and leading authority on personal finance, entrepreneurship and success for women and youth.

Patrice’s wisdom on money matters has been featured as a recurring voice by national brands such as NBC, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Upscale Magazine and most recently as the personal finance voice of the top-rated and nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show where she hosts her own weekly segment, Real Money Answers with Patrice Washington.

In this episode, we’ll get to hear how Patrice got her start as an entrepreneur, how much she was making as an entrepreneur in her 20s, the inspiration for her personal finance blog, and how she got the regular gig with Steve Harvey. I know you’ll love hearing her impressive story.

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Show Notes

[03:09] – Why her mom's interpretation of saving money used to drive her crazy
[07:10] – Her experience working in real estate at age 19 and proving her professor wrong
[10:10] – Why she thought her dad didn't really work and how it inspired her to become an entrepreneur
[13:40] – How she made 7 figures 3 years after graduating college and watched it crumble on TV while on bed rest
[17:44] – How she lost her home in Pasadena, CA and moved to New Orleans, LA
[20:02] – Why her husband went from wearing tailored suits to a Taco Bell uniform and how she rebuilt her life
[23:39] – She then started a blog and used real world stories to explain concepts about money and business
[30:46] – She took on odd jobs with a goal of having a book published one day
[37:34] – How she strategizes her goals every 6 months
[39:19] – How she started working with Steve Harvey

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