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Personal Finance Interview With Bola Sol

Our next personal finance interview is with Bola Sol. Bola runs a super successful blog, where she writes about fashion, feminism, and finance. 

She has a degree in maths & finance and has used this knowledge and passion to create The Rich Girl Chronicles, The Last 3 Digits money podcast, as well as The Bola Sol Show which you can find on Youtube. 

Hey Bola! Thanks for chatting with us. Can you give us a little introduction?

I’m Bola Sol. I’d say I’m a Financial Wellness Coach who teaches people to become more confident about their financial situation.

What inspired you to start opening up the conversation around money & personal finance? 

Growing up with a scarcity mindset due to my surroundings.

No one wanted to talk about money until they were in trouble and that concerned me. We need to have the in-between conversations before situations get too bad.

Money is a part of our everyday lives so why not discuss it as well? 

What do you think are the biggest challenges young women face when it comes to their finances? 

Asking for more money. At times I don’t think we feel deserving of certain amounts of money and it’s ridiculous.

So many women I know are bosses and that should be applauded with salary increases and rates that make sense. I don’t argue with anyone who doesn’t like what I charge.

Would you say your relationship with personal finance has changed over the years?

Yeah, I spend more on luxury goods because I can.

I’m over having money struggles. I know that’s a very privileged thing to say during this time but many people who look like me have survived. We should be thriving! 

What exciting things do you have planned for the future?

An announcement is coming out in the next week or two so I’m excited to finally talk about what I’ve been working on.

Also, The Bola Sol Show is coming back by the end of the year and Rich Girl Chronicles is expanding.

I used to think I was a hopeless founder, but now I’m living my dream!

If you were to pick one emoji that describes your current financial situation, what would you pick and why? 

🧐 – I always have one eye on where my money is and why it’s there. I don’t like my money floating without a purpose. 

Emma is a money management app that connects all your bank accounts to track your monthly spending and subscriptions. We’ll help you visualise and take control of your finances. Make sure you aren’t overspending and show you practical steps to start budgeting effectively. 

Rebekah May

I'm Bekki and I'm the Junior Marketing Manager at Emma. I'm a foodie-loving Londoner who likes nothing more than helping people with their finances!