The Importance of Understanding Your Finances, with Tianna Madison

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Worth Knowing/The Importance of Understanding Your Finances, with Tianna Madison

The Importance of Understanding Your Finances, with Tianna Madison


Today’s guest on the Worth Listening podcast is Tianna Madison. Tianna is a 2x Olympian, 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, 3x World Champion, Author, and Yogi. Today she is sharing her personal story with us including the financial ups and downs that came with her career as a professional athlete.

While still in college, Tianna earned the opportunity to go pro in track and field. Although many people think professional athletes make lots of money, Tianna shares the story of what finances actually look like for many athletes. She shares the ups and downs of her career and what happened to her finances because she wasn’t giving it the attention it needed. .

In this episode, we discuss:

  • ​How the one conversation Tianna and her parents had about college financing pushed her to excel in track and field
  • ​What her finances looked like as a young professional athlete
  • ​How your income in one location might not stretch as far as it will in another city or state
  • ​The unexpected expenses that come with a career in sports
  • ​How filing bankruptcy brought about positive change for Tianna
  • ​The importance of knowing what’s going on with your finances
  • ​How Tianna approached her entrepreneurial journey

Buy Tianna’s memoir Survive & Advance on Amazon and follow her on Instagram @tianna.t.madison

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