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TikTok’s Best Financial Creators Recognized by Debt.com During Financial Literacy Month


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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL., April 2, 2024 – While TikTok devotees gather at the Capitol in Washington and lawmakers attempt to pass a nationwide ban on the popular app, Debt.com is concentrating on the financial content creators – and recognizing the best.

The subset of the app known as #FinTok has more than 4.5 billion views and is a popular outlet for advice. The dark side is that it contains misleading information that could land people in financial or legal trouble. For the second year in a row to help filter through the noise, Debt.com recognizes creators providing practical and actionable financial guidance.

“The FinTok Awards shines a spotlight on the valuable contributions of creators who empower users with trustworthy financial guidance in an increasingly digital world,” says Don Silvestri, Debt.com President. “Unlike many other award programs, there are no fees associated with being nominated. Our award program is solely talent and knowledge based.”

One of last year’s winners, Markia Brown, AFC from @theMoneyPlug says “Winning the award from a well-known and respected organization such as Debt.com showed me and the world that my dedication to providing accessible credit literacy content makes a difference, and that accurate and accessible financial literacy content can be found online.”

Brown extolled, “I make a difference. That award inspired me to expand my knowledge beyond credit, and a few months later, I earned my Accredited Financial Counselor designation through the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education®.”

The public is asked to cast their votes and select their favorite creators from the list of nominees in each category:

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TikTok’s financial space dubbed “FinTok” is global and growing with more than 4.5 billion views for the second year in a row.com is honoring the best money content creators. Here are a few of last year’s winners.

Social media has become an influential platform for financial education with TikTok emerging as a popular destination for money related content. In fact, over 75% of Generation Z turns to Tik Tok for financial advice. And astonishingly two in five Americans use tick tock as a search engine. Debt.com certified financial professionals reviewed hundreds of TikTok accounts and as a result, they are proud to announce the recognition of poor creators in five distinct categories.

The winners will receive an official Debt.com FinTok award, and they will be highlighted on Debt.com with an in-depth feature story and video, further amplifying their impact within the financial community. Contest Winners will be announced at the end of April as part of Financial Literacy Month, be sure to cast your vote at Debt.com/fintok-awards-2024/ and help us celebrate and showcase the creators making a difference in financial literacy through the power of TikTok.

Best Personal Finance Education

  • Michela Allocca @breakyourbudget
  • Patrick Di Cesare @basicfinancialliteracy
  • John Liang @johnsfinancetips
  • Jenny Park @mohaewithjennypark

Best Financial Education for Under 30

  • Neelima Pradhan @learnwithneelima
  • Melissa Jean-Baptiste @millennialindebt
  • Danny Penev @dimeswithdanny
  • Lillian Zhang @lilianzhang_

Best Credit Education

  • Ashley @ashallaboutmoney
  • Alisa Glutz @colormycredit
  • Shonda Martin @shondamartin
  • Josh and Chris Steil @thecreditbrothers

Best Hispanic-Focused Money Information

  • Kassandra Brambila @kassandrabrambila
  • Daliz Hernandez @nuestras_finanzas
  • Katherine Perez  @katherine.credito
  • Juan Sanchez @juansanchezoficial

Best Debt Payoff Information

Winners receive an official Debt.com FinTok 2024 Award and have a feature story and video posted on Debt.com. The contest is now open, and winners will be announced at the end of April for Financial Literacy Month.

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