Episode 70

Published on:

16th Nov 2020

Finding Your Niche and Doing What you Love with Jannese Torres-Rodriguez

Representation is something usually overlooked, but when a big portion of the workforce is composed of minorities, it really shouldn’t be.

Joining me today is Jannese Torres-Rodriguez, a proud Latina and Puerto Rican, and an absolute jack-of-all-trades in the best way possible. We're going to discuss the lack of minorities in the financial planning sector, and how to widen one's investment portfolios.

Our goal today is to shed some light on the path to financial success, especially for those that may not have had this growing up.

Jannese goes into detail about the instability of a nine-to-five job, the importance of side hustles to financial independence, and how you should take that step to doing what you love as your own profitable business.


>> The lack of representation in the financial planning sector

>> Misconceptions of wealth and investments from our parents

>> Using racial anonymity in investments to grow your wealth

>> Financial Independence and Early Retirement

>> Taking freelance opportunities to increase income

>> Debt management and prioritizing payment

>> The importance of conversations about money

>> Using your community as a relevant network and meeting new people

Resources mentioned from this episode:

>> Jannesse’s Social Media:


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If you loved this episode, you have to listen to these episodes as well:

Making the Financial Industry More Inclusive with Lazetta Braxton

Financial Planning is Personal and You Should Start Now

Equality and Representation in the Financial Industry


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Changing the Complexion of Wealth
The Minority Money Podcast is about finance, family, fitness/health, and education and how all of these things affect your overall wealth.

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Emlen Miles-Mattingly

Emlen Miles-Mattingly is the CEO and founder of Gen Next Wealth. He spends much of his waking day striving to bring more value to the table for his clients, with the goal of helping them align their money with their values. Ultimately working with clients to make a lifetime of smart decisions with their resources.
With nearly 19 years of experience in the financial services industry, he decided to leave the large corporations and start his own independent firm. It is his passion to keep the client's best interest in mind when making recommendations. Everyday Emlen wakes up knowing he has an opportunity to learn something new and is excited to share what he has discovered with people in need of it. He has a bachelor’s in business administration and is currently enrolled in coursework to obtain the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation.
Emlen was born and raised in the small town of Madera, CA this is also where the firm is located. He is married to Maricela and they have 4 children Jada, Mia, Emlen II, and Ecella. We have a very active life, we enjoy working out, hiking, craft beer and escaping to the coast whenever possible.