Break It Down, Rake It Up with Financially Savvy Latina Founder, Natalie Torres

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atalie Torres-Haddad an Award Winning Author of the International Latino Book Awards of 2016, for her published book Financially Savvy in 20 minutes.  The first Salvadorian American woman to publish a book dealing with student debt.  A workshop facilitator, a real estate investor and brand collaborator. A first generation graduate and part of the 4% of Latinos in the US with a Master's degree MPA from CSUN and from CSULB, Finance & International Business. Born in El Salvador, raised in Inglewood she was surrounded by those facing permanent debt.  Determined to be the exception, by age 24 bought her first rental property and several after.   She is most known for founding LA’s Prom Closet helped over 1,000 high school girls. Her activities have been covered in Huffington Post, LA Times, Fox 11, Univision, KCAL9, La Opinion and Toastmasters Magazine. Has travel to over 30 countries, lived in Spain & France and resides in Huntington Park with husband and 2 dogs. 

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"You don’t need money to make money. You can barter, if you have something that someone wants you can make it happen" - Natalie Torres

In this episode, we chat with Financially Savvy Latina Founder and Author, Natalie Torres about money, money, money. In this interview, Natalie talks about dealing with debt and raising your credit score.

“Don’t focus on your debit, that’ll go away! Have something that’ll motivate you.”

Natalie also talks about how getting your finances together can change the people you surround yourself with.

“If you’re doing well and doing better, you’re going to surround yourself with people that are doing better.”

Audrey talks about her own debt, her credit score obsession, and how relationships have changed how she deals with money.

"You need to value yourself and know your worth" - Natalie Torres

This episode, Brown Girls Rising Episode 28, can be found at or on iTunes.

This episode was recorded in sunny Downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA.