There are three different types of credentials that convey authority on somebody.
One is if they've done research or they have an academic background in this material. These are like PhDs, or if they have certifications like a certified financial planner or an accredited financial counselor, CFP and AFC, those are the two biggest ones that I look for.
The second one that conveys authority their work or their station in life. What kind of authority does that bring them? So there's journalists like financial journalists out there are often write great books. There's people like Michelle Singletary, Beth Kobliner oh, and for academic people or people with good certifications. I wanted to mention Jill Schlesinger.
She's a CFP. And she spent like 20 or 30 years as a trader and helping people with their portfolios. So she has both types of that authority, one, her job, and also the certification.
Lastly is personal experience. Those are the ones that are really inspiring to hear how other people got through the same thing that you're getting through right now.
With them I think the best thing about those is the inspirational, because it makes you feel like you can do this too. When somebody comes at it from the outsider's perspective, sometimes it doesn't make it feel possible. People like Tiffany Aliche, Tanya Hester, and I'm just naming a few names that were the first ones to come to mind.
I'm sure that you could name a bunch of people.
Something I would add listening to you is whenever I'm trying to purchase something new, whether it's finance or anything is if it's a subject, I want to understand, I try to get two to three books.
I don't rely on one book and I like how you have kind of the three different expertise and that can get you covered where you get that inspiration. And then if you want a little more financial technical knowledge, you have that in there too. And some people are really good at piecing everything together.