Her book ‘How To Save It’ was published last year by Stormzy’s publishing company #MerkyBooks and she recently fronted its series of live-streamed events to teach school children about money.
Raised in Brixton, South London, the Mathematics and Finance graduate, content creator and author is on a mission to empower people ‘to take the fear out of finance and harness a healthy money mindset’ one conversation at a time.
“So many people do not have a good relationship with money. I’m here to change that. I started financial coaching to help people in my community get on the right foot when it comes to understanding money and their money mindset. Once we change those things, we can build on them but first, you train people up and that’s exactly what I’m doing.”
Bola’s the first to admit that she herself hasn’t always had a good relationship with money and talks openly about how it affected her.
“People forget how much money can affect our mental health. When I felt like I didn’t have a lot of money, I saw what it did to my mental health and how it played into my emotions. When we don’t feel a sense of security in our lives, the notion of finance can affect us emotionally quite adversely.”