How COVID-19 is Disproportionately Affecting People of Color

In this episode, Luis speaks with Emlen Miles-Mattingly. Emlen is the CEO and founder of Gen Next Wealth. Emlen is also the host and creator of the Minority Money Podcast, and his mission is to change the complexion of wealth by educating the public around finances, personal health, wealth, and fitness. Luis came to the U.S. at age 11 from the Dominican Republic. Growing up in New York City, he noticed the lack of financial literacy in his community and was inspired by his parents to work hard and pursue an education. He founded Build a Better Financial Future LLC and is the host of the On My Way to Wealth podcast. Luis was named one of InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 in 2019 and Financial Advisor Magazine’s 10 Young Advisors to Watch. From participating as an FPA NexGen Ambassador, to speaking at the CFP Board’s Diversity Summit, Luis uses his platform to help spread financial literacy as well as encourage younger and diverse planners to join and thrive in the industry.


In this episode, you’ll learn about the following:

  • How minorities are being affected by COVID-19 at an alarming rate
  • Some of the underlying reasons why coronavirus is affecting people of color disproportionately
  • Personal health and fitness tips to help curtail the problem
  • Personal finance tips that you can do today to put yourself in a better position