Good credit is sexy and so is generational wealth! — Born and raised in New Haven, CT by a single father who encouraged her to make education her number one priority in life, Nerissa was destined for greatness. Although her academic affairs were a great financial sacrifice for her father, he made sure that she studied at the best schools and opened her mind to worldly experiences. For example, Nerissa knows how to speak fluent Japanese and even had the chance to work as a translator for the Japanese Consulate. Therefore, his guidance prepared her well to gain the skills necessary to be the millionaire that she is today!
Her education includes a B.A Spelman College Magna cum laude and M.S from the University of New Haven Suma Cum Laude along with many other recognized certifications. Some of them are Alumni of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Alumni of Leading Educators, Certified Japanese Fluency Level 4-Japanese Consulate, Franchise Owner with Novae Money, and Inc 5000 inductee-fastest growing private companies.
After achieving all of her academic success, Nerissa came to the realization that there is a serious lack of financial education in our school systems. It drove her to become a part of changing the narrative by helping this generation and those to come to elevate their knowledge in financial literacy. Aside from educating strictly on finances, Nerissa strives to emphasize the importance of having the brains to match your beauty to women and young ladies.
As a model influencer herself, she knows all too well of the stereotypes a woman can fall under; which is why she feels that it is important to level up your mind. Today, Nerissa operates her Mother brand, Professor Honey’s Credit & Lending. It’s a company that offers personal and business credit, funding, and lending services.
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