Balancing Motherhood, Sisterhood and Entrepreneurship with Tonya Rapley

With her thriving business, career, and accomplishments, Tonya is a picture of success and influence. However, her strength lies not just in accolades, but also in being transparent about her vulnerabilities. In this season finale of the Get Loved Up podcast, Koya Webb talks to financial educator Tonya Rapley about balancing motherhood, sisterhood, and entrepreneurship, and why going through the trouble of showing up for all three is worth it.


Tonya Rapley is an award-winning millennial money expert and creator of My Fab Finance. Its mission is to help 100,000 people make at least one financial decision they’re proud of. As an internationally recognized speaker and sought-after media personality, Tonya helps educate and empower other people to break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck – so they can live life on their terms and do what they enjoy. She is co-host of the Ashton Kutcher-produced show Going From Broke and is the author of the Amazon best-seller, The Money Manual.

Tonya has worked with countless Fortune 50 brands and built a million-dollar financial education business that has impacted the lives of thousands across the world. She has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Essence, and the Washington Post; and has been seen on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Headline News, and countless local media outlets.

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06:48 Take care of yourself to take care of others

11:02 You don't and shouldn't raise a kid alone

18:19 You'll get the support you need when you ask for it

31:08 Why Tonya decided to be open about her personal problems

34:09 The importance of showing up for other women you love

43:13 Be intentional with who you take on as clients


08:25 Tonya on raising her son while keeping her career: Be very intentional about the time of motherhood journey you want to have. For me, I knew I wanted to have a nanny. I knew I wanted to keep my career. I set it up that way to where when my son was two months old we were interviewing nannies. "

14:04 Tonya on her decision to get into financial education: I think I've always wanted to teach people through my journey, with me becoming a financial educator. I came into financial education unconventionally  because I needed to improve my own finances."

18:18 Tonya on having the courage to be honest about your adversities: "I really want to tell people that sometimes you want to have the strong face and we want to go through adversity on our own. But you get the support you need when you're honest about what you're going through."

35:28 Tonya on what sisterhood means: "An important component of sisterhood is being vulnerable and letting them know how you feel, and trusting that they'll be responsible with those feelings."

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