11 Asian American Financial Influencers You Should Be Following
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 that provide a fuller picture than mainstream financial advice offers.
Whether you’re Asian American, looking to diversify the money gurus you follow or simply trying to gain financial independence, check out this list of financial influencers to follow who represent various Asian cultures.
11 Asian American Financial Influencers to Follow
Whether you’re looking to save money or achieve long-term financial security, these influencers offer valuable resources, budgeting tips and advice about how to reach financial independence.
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 a paid personal finance course.
If Sethi looks wildly familiar, that’s because he’s building a personal finance brand over on Netflix with his new show “How to Get Rich.”
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.
3. Rose Han
Rose Han is a former Wall Street veteran who teaches others how to invest and build wealth with her YouTube channel Investing With Rose. She also offers digital courses in which she shares her investing knowledge.
Han’s personal story of building financial independence 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.
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 founded her own business, Digital Nomad Quest, where she teaches people to build passive income streams and travel the world.
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.
7. Hui-chin Chen
8. Vincent Chan
Vincent Chan is a YouTube content creator whose channel focuses on making personal finance easy. He discusses topics like investing, rising gas prices, wealth building and the Great Resignation.
9. Chris Chung
No list of Asian American financial influencers would be complete without Chris Chung, the Instagram dad behind the personal finance advice on The Everyday Millennial.
Chung’s mission is to offer practical advice about how to afford basic necessities and tips to combat rising inflation. He also offers a financial freedom course geared toward helping young adults to start investing.
10. Winnie Sun
As a financial adviser and the founder of Sun Group Wealth Partners, Winnie Sun knows a thing or two about helping others achieve financial freedom. She’s been nicknamed “The Wealth Whisperer” and listed as one of the top wealth advisers in the country.
But you don’t have to empty your savings account and give Sun all your money to benefit from her wisdom. Her current national focus sees her holding court in conferences around the country, dropping into Instagram to share financial insights and hosting a LinkedIn-sponsored podcast called “Yes Factor.”
11. Phuong Luong
Phuong Luong, the founder of Just Wealth and the principal financial planner at Saltbox Financial, made the huge jump to become a personal finance educator to advocate for closing the racial wealth gap. These days you can find her tackling common sense topics like how to beat inflation.
Kaz Weida is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Nicole Dow is a former senior writer.