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Onward & Upward: S2:E4 with Tonya Rapley

One Such Outstanding Woman is Tonya Rapley, Finance Expert and Entrepreneur. Thanks so much to Tonya for joining us for Season Two of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.

Watch S2:E4 Basking in the Joy of Financial Freedom now: 


What Does Onward & Upward Mean to You?

“Onward and upward means that regardless of what happens, just keep pushing forward and up. Like it’s about building that momentum that will carry you on your journey and carry you up. I don’t think that onward means just laterally, which is totally okay. But upwards means like you’re trajecting, you know, your trajection is rising up. And for me, I’m all about elevating in life and figuring out–okay, what’s the next thing? What’s the next best version of myself? And climbing those rungs higher. So that’s what it means for me. It means moving forward, but also moving forward in a manner that encourages you to arrive at your best self each step of the way.”

— Tonya Rapley

“I’m a self-made, fun-loving businesswoman, leaning into what it looks like to create a joy-filled life, while also taking care of my family and running two businesses – My  FabFinance and Club Loofah.

Today, I’ve built a six-figure business that I started as a blog in 2013. Along the way, I married an amazing partner, and we created a remarkable little boy. While I’ve always been inspired to educate and inspire change, I wasn’t always sure about the how.”

— Tonya Rapley

Tonya Rapley is an internationally recognized speaker, financial educator, best selling author and serial entrepreneur. She is the founder of My Fab Finance, co-host of the Colorfull Lives podcast and author of The Money Manual. She also ​purchased her e-commerce company Club Loofah in 2019 with the goal of creating an inclusive self-care brand focused on taking care of everybody’s body.​ Tonya has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Essence, the Washington Post and more.

In 2007, Tonya Rapley was fighting for her life in a relationship that was physically, emotionally, and financially abusive. Today Tonya is an internationally recognized millennial money expert, mompreneur, and founder of the award-winning site, My Fab Finance. She is the author of the Amazon best-seller, The Money Manual: A Practical Guide To Help You Succeed on Your Financial Journey and co-host of the Colorfull Lives podcast.

She created the BanishTheBalance Challenge and helped her community eliminate more than $250,000 worth of debt in 60 days. In 2019 she launched the Blue Ribbon Club, a structured accountability program to help individuals break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can live lives they love. She also ​purchased her e-commerce company Club Loofah in 2019 with the goal of creating an inclusive self-care brand focused on taking care of everybody’s body.

Tonya has appeared as a financial expert on ​Good Morning America Strahan & Sara​ and CNN. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Washington Post, Glamour, Essence, ​Business Insider​ , Vogue and more, making a powerful impact on the financial lives of audiences of all ages.

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Ashro Brand Ambassador Leslie E. Royal is also an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: Medium, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise,, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, and The Ashro Blog. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books.

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