Patrice C. Washington has been making money educational yet fun since 2003 as a nationally recognized best-selling author of the Real Money Answers financial series, featured columnist, television commentator, transformational speaker, spokesperson, radio host and leading authority on personal finance, entrepreneurship and success for women and youth.
A licensed real estate professional by her sophomore year in college and a real estate and mortgage broker at 21 years old, Patrice took her boutique brokerage from the dining room of her 700 square foot condo to a 7-figure real estate empire by just 25. After losing her fortune in the Great Recession, she dedicated her life to not just rebuilding and reinventing her own life, but helping the masses move from debt management to money mastery.
Washington rationalized her excessive spending. “I work hard, I deserve this.” “I bought it on sale.” But at twenty-two, the recent college graduate was $18,000 in debt and sinking fast. It was time to take control. She educated herself about finance, adopted a new attitude toward money, and most importantly, adjusted her spending habits. By twenty-five she was debt free—and used the wisdom she gained to start her own successful real estate and mortgage brokerage—and by twenty-nine started her own financial counseling business. Now widely available, the popular, award-winning, self-published guide to help women get out of debt, rebuild their credit, and fulfill their financial dreams, Real Money Answers for Every Woman (Amistad), teaches you how to take responsibility for your financial future, whether you’re just starting out or need a fresh start. Washington is also the author of Real Money Answers College Life & Beyond and Real Money Answers for Men.
Today, Washington’s wisdom on money matters has been tapped as a recurring voice by national brands such as NBC, FOX News, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Essence Magazine and more. She’s been profiled by The New York Post, SUCCESS Magazine and Women of Wealth Magazine and is most known as the personal finance voice of the top-rated and nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show where she hosts her own weekly segment, Real Money Answers with Patrice Washington. Each year she electrifies tens of thousands as a sought after speaker from colleges to churches and conferences nationally and has shared the stage with renowned speakers like Lisa Nichols, Laila Ali, Paul C. Brunson and Steve Harvey.
Besides professional achievements such as receiving the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award at the State Capitol and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel recognition, Washington believes her greatest accomplishment is marrying her college sweetheart, Gerald Washington and raising their energetic, trapeze swinging gymnast, Reagan.
Praise for Patrice C. Washington:
"Patrice Washington gives actionable advice that can transform your personal success and help build your financial dreams.”
--Steve Harvey, Bestselling Author & Emmy Award Winning Talk Show Host
“In a season when women are taking back their emotional, physical, and financial power, Patrice Washington has provided a road map to prosperity and a new possibility for us to follow and reap the rewards. I look forward to deep diving into this book again and again.”
--Lisa Nichols, CEO of Motivating the Masses, bestselling author, featured teacher in The Secret
“In her own powerful and highly skilled way, Patrice delivers exactly what every reader needs: Road-tested, effective and exceptionally pragmatic advice for increasing your net-worth. You would be wise to lean on her every word.”
--Dennis Kimbro, author, The Wealth Choice