Jarim Person-Lynn, an author, blogger & wealth coach in the Los Angeles area, knows all too well about how the trappings of debt and poverty can derail the dreams of the inner city youth. Growing up submerged in the flossy and flashy L.A. culture through the late 90s/early 2000s and taught to buy first then think about how to pay for it later, he found himself ultimately working day and night to pay off someone else’s life. By 2007 he had found himself in $550k worth of credit card, mortgage and student loan debt.
After a few false starts and partial escapes from old ways of thinking, Jarim got completely fed up with his situation in 2009 and vowed to eliminate the “Keeping up with the Joneses” status quo that had tried to claim him and so many of his friends both financially and emotionally.
Beginning with free one-on-one financial consultations with thousands of minorities in L.A., he would go on to build a client base of over 1800 and put together a 300 page, 5 course guide filled with everything he had learned working with and getting so many minorities out of debt.
Now with a clothing line that supports his signature message of “Buy Less, Live More. Screw the Joneses” along with the introduction of free weekly financial classes in community centers in and around Los Angeles, the only thing standing in his way is the very mentality of every person he is attempting to save.