As a young woman, Brandi Tillman never thought of herself as a financial role model.
Growing up in Chicago, she was raised to believe that navigating the financial world was a task that was best left to men.
“I know firsthand, boys in my family are taught to save money," says Tillman. “Work a job, save money, 'this is how you get a house, this is how you get a car.' The girls [weren't] taught that [as much]."