THE TEAM

The Founder

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Tiffany Aliche

Academy Founder and Budgetnista Business Series Instructor

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is quickly becoming America’s favorite, personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is the founder of the LIVE RICHER Challenge. Since 2008, The Budgetnista has specialized in the delivery of financial education that includes seminars, workshops, curricula and trainings.

Tiffany is the bestselling author of the books, The One Week Budget and Live Richer Challenge (#1 Amazon / budgeting), and she and her financial advice have been featured on: Good Morning America, the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, The New York Times, Reuters, ESSENCE Magazine, FORBES, Fox Business, MSNBC and CBS MoneyWatch. She also blogs about personal finance for The Huffington Post and U.S. News and World Report .
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The Instructors

Sandy Smith

Starting A Small or Home Business Intensive Instructor

Sandy is a Certified Financial Educator who believes that everyone should have a side hustle to supplement their income. She came to this realization after paying off a $50,000 debt in less than two years while she was unemployed and working as a temp. Most of the money came from her various side hustles. With over 20 years of selling products online including her own e-commerce sites, eBay and Amazon, she has focused her efforts on teaching others how to launch their own small business on Amazon through her Starting Your Amazon Side Hustle class.

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Alanya Kolberg

Stock Intensive Instructor

Alanya is a wife, mother of 3 boys, and successful real estate and stock market investor. She stumbled upon the concept of “putting money to work” as a poor single mother fresh out of bankruptcy and has been hooked ever since. Now she’s passionate about empowering others to build wealth for themselves and create a life based on activities and people they love, rather than stress and work commitments.

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Mary C. Wright

Basic Investing Course Instructor

Mary C. Wright has been working in the Financial Service Industry since 1981. During that time, she has taught investment classes with the University of Colorado for 16 years, in addition to her professional role. She is a member of the CU Women’s Council of the Leeds School of Business and a member of the American Association of Women. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she graduated with honors.

Mary C. Wright has been working in the Financial Service Industry since 1981. During that time, she has taught investment classes with the University of Colorado for 16 years, in addition to her professional role. She is a member of the CU Women’s Council of the Leeds School of Business and a member of the American Association of Women. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she graduated with honors.

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Mabel

Mabel A. Nunez, MBA

Stock Market Investing Instructor

Mabel A. Nunez, MBA is a stock analyst and business owner. She is the founder and CEO of Girls on The Money, a stock market education company for women that focuses on long-term value investing. Mabel found her passion for stocks over a decade ago during her first investing class as a junior in college. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and an MBA in finance. Connect to her blog at: www.girlsonthemoney.com

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Netiva Heard

Credit Repair – Beyond the Basics Instructor

Netiva Heard is a Certified Credit Counselor, Personal Finance Coach, & Owner of MNH Credit Solutions; Where Credit Transformations Happen! She has a Masters in Finance & Business Management and several certifications in the credit, finance, and real estate. For over 10 years, she’s been educating and empowering consumers with the solutions they need to destroy their debts; grow their money, and increase their credit scores.

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Brandy

Brandy Camille Huff, More Ways Than 1

Student Loan Course Instructor

Brandy Camille Huff is an advocate for financial freedom and affordable education. More Ways Than 1 is her web-based motivational platform to inform and inspire people of all ages to fulfill their dreams, with or without debt. You can follow Brandy @More Ways Than 1 on Twitter.

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Zara

Zara Green, The Grown Zone

The Grown Love and Money Series Instructor

Zara Green is an author, speaker and trainer specializing in personal growth, resiliency development and individuality advocacy. A certified Heal Your Life™ Workshop Leader she’s known for helping women to proactively make H.E.R. ™—Honor, Esteem and Respect—a non-negotiable priority in order to secure happy and fulfilled lives. Her book, Loving in the Grown Zone, co-authored with her partner Alfred Edmond Jr.is a manual for making healthy relationship choices.

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Chike Uzoka, Entrepreneur Coach

The How to Start a Business Instructor

Chike “EntrepreneurCoach” Uzoka is a serial social entrepreneur, Certified Business Coach, realtor, author, mentor, and public speaker who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed! His organization, Valentine Global, founded in 2010 and headquartered in Newark, NJ, specializes in entrepreneurial education for all ages including but not limited to: workshops, seminars, curricula, books, and interactive games. In 2012, Chike published The Young Man’s Guide to Entrepreneurship: 16 Things You Need to Know and co-authored, Boys to Men: The Guide for African American Boys, both best-selling Amazon books.

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Natisha Willis, #FreedomFriend, Personal Branding and Networking Strategist

The Successful Networking 101 Instructor

Natisha Willis, #FreedomFriend, Personal Branding & Networking Strategist is a lover of all things AWESOME. This includes great food, amazing people, and travel. As a formally trained Accountant, Certified SCORE Business Counselor and Certified Life & Business Coach, Natisha is also the creator of the #FreedomFriends Network, an online group coaching program that teaches personal branding, networking, and friendship based marketing strategies. Through her company, she has created an entrepreneur training program, that promotes creating genuine friendships as a way to build sustainable, community- and referral-based businesses.

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Colette Brooks, Coach Colette

The How to Get Hired Instructor

Colette Brooks is an awarding winning HR professional and the recipient of the Executive Management Award by SmartCEO Magazine in 2015. She has over 20 years of diverse profession experience leading Human Capital initiatives in Banking, Finance, Retail, Technology and nonprofit organizations. She has experience in fortune 500, start up and international environments. She is a certified executive coach and attended Hampton University, Regis University and George Washington University. She holds a BSBA, Masters in Human Resources, and several certifications and post graduate certificates. She is the President and CEO of The HR Division, an HR consulting firm based in the DC Metro area and serves her clients as an executive and life coach.