Our cultural backgrounds can have a significant influence on our relationship with money. That’s why it’s so valuable to connect with experts in the personal finance space with whom you share a similar heritage or upbringing.
It’s equally important to learn from others who differ from you, so you can be enriched by diverse perspectives.
Whether you’re Asian American or just looking to diversify the money gurus you follow, check out this list of financial influencers who represent various Asian cultures.
8 Asian American Financial Influencers to Follow
1. Ramit Sethi
Ramit Sethi is the founder of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, a personal finance platform that educates people on improving their financial lives. Sethi shares financial advice through his blog, book and podcast. He also offers free resources and paid courses.
2. Paula Pant
Paula Pant’s motto is that you can afford anything, but not everything. She is the founder of the Afford Anything blog and podcast, where she encourages people to make smart financial choices that will help them create the lives they desire. Pant also has a course on real estate investing and a free membership community to connect money-focused individuals.
3. Rose Han
Rose Han is a former Wall Street trader who teaches others how to invest and build wealth with her YouTube channel Investing With Rose. She also offers digital courses where she shares her investing knowledge. Han’s personal money story is inspiring: She paid off $100,000 of student loan debt and reached financial freedom by age 33.
4. Erika Kullberg
Erika Kullberg is a personal finance expert — and attorney — who paid off over $200,000 in student loans within two years and is passionate about teaching financial literacy to others. On TikTok, YouTube and Instagram, she shares money tips on frugal living, investing, how to get compensation from top brands and more.
5. Sharon Tseung
Sharon Tseung went from earning a $30,000 salary to having a $1 million net worth by the age of 30, thanks to multiple income streams. Tseung is the founder of Digital Nomad Quest where she teaches people to build passive income streams and travel the world. She has over 518K followers on TikTok, 150K followers on Instagram and 70K subscribers on YouTube.
6. Bernadette Joy
Bernadette Joy paid off $300,000 of debt in three years and grew her net worth to $1 million in her 30s. She is the founder of Crush Your Money Goals, a program designed to help others reach millionaire status. Check out her money advice on Twitter and Instagram.
7. Sarah Li-Cain
Sarah Li-Cain aims to bring awareness to the fact that money is about more than just the numbers. She wants to make talking about money less taboo. Li-Cain is a personal finance writer (who contributes to The Penny Hoarder) and the creator of the Beyond the Dollar podcast where she discusses how money affects people’s well being. She is pursuing a designation as an Accredited Financial Counselor.
8. Vincent Chan
Vincent Chan is a YouTube content creator whose channel focuses on making personal finance easy. He uses his platform to discuss topics like investing, wealth building and the Great Resignation. In addition to his YouTube channel, Chan has a daily email newsletter where he covers the top economic and investing news of the day.
Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.