The founder of “Her First $100K” launches a campaign to fight financial inequality by giving women more resources to save money.
SEATTLE — Born in Tacoma and now living in Seattle, Tori Dunlap quit her corporate job after saving $100,000 at age 25.
Dunlap made the decision to launch Her First $100K to fight financial inequality.
She is also an author. Her book, Financial Feminist, is a New York Times bestseller.
Dunlap, a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, now travels the world writing and speaking about personal finance, online business, and confidence for women.
Dunlap said she has helped more than three million women negotiate wages, pay off debt, build savings and invest.
Online, Dunlap has earned more than 3.5 million social media followers and more than nine million podcast downloads.
On Sunday, Dunlap stopped by the KING 5 Mornings studio to talk about his three money-saving tips and other tips.
Tip 1: Offer yourself grace
Dunlap says that if she didn’t have someone teaching her financial literacy early on, she can’t expect to know everything. Give yourself a little grace, you’re learning now.
“We’re looking for progress over perfection,” Dunlap said.
Tip 2: Automate everything you can
Dunlap recommended starting by setting up an automatic transfer from your checking account to your savings account. This helps build the habit of saving so it feels more natural when you have more money to save.
Tip 3: Stop spending money on things you don’t care about
Dunlap said you don’t have to stop spending money, but you should prioritize what’s important to you. Find out what you value and spend money on it.