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59. Financial Wellness Abroad


 

Episode 59:


Meet the Experts


Acquania Escarne

Acquania Escarne began her career as a Diplomat for the U.S. Department of State in 2008. While serving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Acquania realized how many working professionals, including her own colleagues, were not prepared for an emergency or unexpected life event. The devastating 2010 earthquake demonstrated that even high-income earners oftentimes did not have sufficient life insurance, proper estate planning, or savings. This experience inspired Acquania to work more closely with professionals, especially people of color, who have the potential to build generational wealth with the right guidance and support. Today, Acquania is a financial coach, real estate investor, podcast host, and independent life insurance producer with the Legacy Builder Group. She is committed to helping people find financial freedom and build wealth. As a financial coach, she equips her clients with "outside the box" finance tips, debt payment plans, retirement planning, and more. With her advice clients are able to meet and exceed their financial and personal goals. Her coaching is individually tailored to address all financial situations. Also, through her finance blog and podcast, The Purpose of Money, she shows women how to invest and save more so they can live a more fulfilling and prosperous life.

Adalia Aborisade

Adalia Aborisade, better known as Picky Girl Travels, is a retired educator, world traveler, and financial life coach. In 2016 she traded in the “American dream” for a 60% pay cut and the opportunity to live in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Since then she's continued to buck convention and lived in Kuwait, China, and Mexico. Wishing to validate, motivate and inspire other Black women yearning to live life on their terms, she began hosting the Picky Girl Travels Podcast. Since retiring from full-time teaching, Adalia has focused her efforts on helping women master their finances so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of. Adalia offers financial coaching specializing in the needs of future ex-pats and current ex-pats as well as long-term travelers. In particular, I work with Black women to educate them so they can make confident choices about their financial future.

Lisa R. Mitchell

Lisa R. Mitchell is an innovative, Global Executive and Consultant with over 20 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Lisa has held Senior Leadership roles in the Banking, Financial Services, and Global Education industries within Fortune 500 global organizations. Currently, through her Living A Global Lifestyle Brand she is using her global experience and diverse skillset to curate content and craft uniquely designed workshops to provide the tools and resources for people to live successful lives abroad, specifically leveraging Fintech and new technology like Blockchain to manage their personal finances while they live, work, and travel abroad. Previously, Lisa gained a reputation as a highly sought-after Corporate Trainer and Business Coach in China, delivering Leadership, Cross-Cultural, and Soft Skills Training to Senior Managers and Global Executives (400+). Clients included China UnionPay, Google, Silicon Valley Bank, HSBC JV, Coach, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, and Shanghai General Motors. Before living in China, Lisa was Vice President of International Personal Banking for Wells Fargo, managing a million-dollar portfolio for an international, digital banking branch offering retail banking products and services to customers globally. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Lisa held senior-level roles at Citibank in the Global Executive Banking, Corporate Mortgage, and New York Retail Banking divisions, with responsibility for marketing, sales, and business development for individuals and global corporations. Lisa is an Influencer, Global Speaker, and Writer on international personal financial topics for people who lead a Global Lifestyle. Her book on Money advice for Expats, Digital Nomads, and Travelers will be published this summer. Lisa holds a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany).

Tanya Munford-Pitts

Tanya Munford Pitts is the founder of Amina Financial Solutions LLC & Expat Tax Solutions, LLC (ETS LLC), formerly B & K Diversified, LLC, which has been providing Accounting, Income Tax, and small business consulting services to Clients and financial leaders around the world since 2003. Amina Financial Solutions LLC/Expat Tax Solutions LLC services clients in the United States and in other parts of the world. In 2000, prior to building Amina Financial Solutions LLC/Expat Tax Solutions LLC from the ground up and devoting her full-time attention to the company, Tanya managed the Financial operations of a United Way non-profit organization. She led the Finances for over 100 employees and successfully managed a budget in excess of 3.5 Million in federal, state, and local funding. Not only is Tanya highly accomplished in Accounting and Financial Management but her 20-plus years of extensive, diverse experience include exemplary military service. For over half a decade, Tanya served in the United States Air Force as a Computer Maintenance Technician, Technology Instructor and finalized her career in Finance and Accounting Management. Her successful track record included providing technical assistance and training to over 500 system users, managing operating budgets in excess of $26 million, and ensuring the funding of a fleet of critical surveillance aircraft encompassing over 300 personnel. In the development of training programs for the U.S. Air Force, Tanya accomplished monumental program achievements. She reduced budget report processing times by 50%, reduced training times by 70%, and reduced errors in providing estimates and actual fuel costs to her management team by 95%. Ultimately, being a successful contributor to the organization’s bottom line and overall effectiveness. Tanya is constantly battling the work-life balance. In achieving that balance, she is a major contributor to society and her local community. She has and continues to maximize and sow her financial and leadership skills serving as President of the National Association of Black Accountants, Middle GA Chapter, and Volunteer in vast financial and community organizations. When she is not ruling in the financial industry, she enjoys spending time with family, the proud mother of 2 sons, traveling and experiencing different cultures and cuisines from around the world. Her ultimate goal is to step foot on each continent, visit as many countries as possible and retire in another country. Her retirement country, still to be determined.








In This Episode We Cover:

  • How Much Money Should You Save To Go Abroad

  • Financially Preparing to Move Abroad

  • Building Generational Wealth Abroad

  • Managing Credit Abroad

  • Common Expat Money Mistakes

  • Managing Tax Exposure Abroad

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Christine Job
Christine Job

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.