Resides In

Woodbury, N.J.


St. John’s University


Family finance, Black culture


Tonya has been passionate about Black family finances since witnessing her own family’s decision-making and adaptability with what little resources they had. Out of that came a desire to learn and educate others on financial literacy. 


Tonya has a bachelors degree in journalism from St. John’s University. 

Quote from Tonya Russell

“If you don’t believe in the impossible, just know that I almost killed a succulent.”