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Exclusive Interview: Actress Tia Mowry Talks About the Power of Investing

America’s favorite twins from the 90s sitcom Sister, Sister aren’t just great actors. They understand the power of investing, too! How does acting and investing go together? During an exclusive interview with Tia Mowry-Hardrict, we talked about the role investing has played in her career.

“Investing has allowed me to take on projects I am passionate about instead of doing work because I need the money. I don’t have to do things out of desperation,” says Mowry-Hardict.

Knowing how to invest has provided Tia with the flexibility and freedom in her career to be authentic. The roles she has played represented characters or situations that she could relate to in real life. For example, she played the role of madly-in-love medical student Melanie Barnett on the TV show The Game. In this show, Melanie marries her long-time boyfriend Derwin Davis.  Mowry-Hardrict had practice walking down the aisle at the time because she experienced her real-life wedding in 2008 to husband Cory Hardrict. “Life imitates art and art imitates life so wherever I am in my life, I gravitate toward that.” Now that Mowry-Hardrict’s family has grown, cooking has become a part of her daily routine, which is seen on “Tia Mowry at Home” Cooking Channel show.

Now Tia gets to relive the lifestyle of a military family in the movie, Indivisible. She plays the role of Tonya Lewis, a military wife who has to deal with the emotions and challenges war can create in a family.

“What attracted me to this movie is that it honors military families and their home life,” says  Mowry-Hardrict who was born in Gelnhausen, Germany, and grew up in a military family. Her mother, Darlene, is a retired US military veteran who rose up the ranks to become a Drill Sergeant. Her father Timothy is also a retired U.S. military veteran who trained soldiers for the Gulf War.

Tia credits her longevity in the entertainment industry to the values her parents instilled in her. “My parents taught me to stay true to who I am. No matter what business you are in, there is pressure to conform. There will be people trying to mold you into something you are not. Your integrity, your character, and your authenticity are most important. I credit myself for that. What you see is what you get.”

Tia explains how investing has allowed her to take ownership of her career. Surprisingly, becoming an investor is simpler than many people think “You don’t have to be a millionaire to invest,” says Mowry-Hardict. She adds how people can start with $5 or $10 to start their journey.

“Investing teaches you about savings and priorities. I learned how to prioritize my dollars. You don’t have to spend it all. If I only have $20 now, I ask myself ‘what do I really need?’. It all comes down to priorities,” says Mowry-Hardict. “Investing gives me a piece of mind for my future.”

About Charlene Rhinehart, CPA

Charlene Rhinehart is a Certified Public Accountant, Founder of Wealthy Women Daily, and Editor-in-Chief of the Dividend InvestHer and The Wealthy Woman Investor. Charlene is currently the Chair of the Illinois CPA Society Taxation Individual Committee. With over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Charlene is one of the few leaders who design insights specifically for the woman investor. Charlene’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including the Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 2019, Charlene released her book “Dividends Are a Queen’s Best Friend”, on Amazon.

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