Sandy Smith

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION IN PERSONAL FINANCE

I am a personal finance influencer focused on improving the lives of women and individuals of color.

To accomplish this I focus on training that centers on finance and entrepreneurship. 

I also help organizations improve their outreach to communities of color.

My current list of initiatives and projects.

Colorful Money

An online financial magazine featuring news from and by the Elevate Community curated by Sandy.

Read the Magazine
Elevate Community

Founder of a group of financial industry professional of color who are dedicated to improving the lives of the community.

Facebook Group
Elevate Influencer

Founder of the annual financial conference for personal finance influencers.

Visit The website
The Hustle Crew

Founder of the 20,000+ community group focused on small business, entrepreneurship and side hustles.

Facebook Group
Side Hustle School

The academy has taught hundreds of students the skills needed to start their new business ventures.

Take A Class
Yes, I Am Cheap

Founded in 2009, the yesiamcheap.com website serves the general public by offering timely articles focused on personal finance. 

YesIAmCheap.com

Awards

Recent professional awards and recognition.

Apr 2019
Top Black Financial Expert

14 Black Financial Experts You Should Be Following

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September 2019
Biggest Impact

For working my work with the Elevate Community in bringing financial education to communities of color.

See Award
Apr 2019
Top Female Financial Influencer

11 Female Finance Influencers You Should be Following

See Article

Experience

2020 - PresentPlutus Foundation
Board Member

The Plutus Foundation supports programs that enhance financial literacy, education, and empowerment. 

2013-PresentElevate Community
Founder

A community of 400+ financial professionals whose audience is primarily comprised of individuals of color.

2009-PresentYesIAmCheap.com
Founder/Writer

General personal finance education and information designed to help the public learn and live their best financial lives. 

2016-PresentThe Hustle Crew
Founder

A Facebook group of 20,000+ members who are actively learning about creating a small business or learning about a new side hustle to supplement their income.

CONTACT

Let’s grab a virtual coffee and chat with me.

CONTACT INFO

PO BOX 952
VALLEY STREAM, NY 11582

(347) 708-9050

SANDY@IAMSANDYSMITH.COM