We had the good fortune of connecting with Shanann Huie and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shanann, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I am inspired by making a difference in the world. I see a lot of individuals who, are financially illiterate. We are not able to accumulate or build generational wealth. It is a cycle that keeps perpetuating itself in minority community. We are not educated on how money works. We are not given tools, knowledge, or education on something so simple. We enter school for 12 or more years and finance is something that rarely mentioned. We are told to go to school , get a secondary education to make money but, we are not versed on how to maintain and grow it. We are in a society of just spenders. They is nothing wrong with spending. We need to also know how to invest for our future. Whether it be a small business, real estate or stock.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
To write this part of the story I had to reflect. With tears in my eyes, I did not want to relive some of it. I would be lying if I said it was easy. Its unbelievable that I made it thus far. I think it’s by Divine Intervention and Grace that I have accomplished any thing at all. But, I know my story may help some one else. When I talk about poverty, people think I mean just being poor. But I came from dirt-poor , I had to beg for food and I use to walk barefooted. My weakness is shoes. I have them all over the place, LOL! My mom was only 15 when she had me on the island of Jamaica. She left after she had my younger sister. I never really knew my father, just a name on a birth certificate and last name that I cherish. I hold it like a badge of honor. I most proud of all the degrees I have earned and being an Educator. I realized long time ago that education was the key factor to me getting ahead. I have earned a BS in Psychology, Masters in Math, Ed.S in Organizational Leadership and several credits in my doctorate that I may or may not pursue. Time will tell. I also, possess a Real estate license and I am a member of the ABR. I ventured out and started several businesses that failed because I was not educated on how to start and sustain one until now. Also, you have to know what you are good at. I am good at numbers and after doing taxes for so long I decided to start my own tax company. TAX-Net LLC. Its my baby and I love it.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a fun person and fun is my middle name. Day #1. Sunday Glam (Hair – The Braid shop on Wesley Chapel) (Nails and feet (Christians nail) (Massages – Massage Envy – Stockbridge), (Facials – 360 Med spa ask for Dee) (Clothes shopping everywhere) because you can’t go out looking raggedy.
Climb Stone Mountain – the view is absolutely fabulous.
Mountain West church for some Spiritual Uplifting
Brunch at King of Diamond my friend Madison is the host.
Day #2 Monday (Gym) with Les at Gold’s gym he is so much fun. He is always happy to see you.
Then – Gabinos restaurant on rock Quarry Road. They have the best Mexican food and biggest drinks for your pleasure. (p.s. you only need 1)
Day #3 Tuesday, Spin class with Jarvis- He is a trip. Then to the movies on Mount Zion Road. They have the seats that reclines and you can bring a blanket. It is really cozy./ Or the Escape Room
Day #4 Wednesday- Lake Lanier for a Yacht Party or The Atlanta Aquarium
Day #5 Thursday – Brunch at LIPS in Atlanta the best laughter.
Day #6 Friday – Top Golf for good food and great conversations. Red Top Mountain Park
Day #7 Saturday – Tubing on Lake Chattahoochee for adventure

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
1. I would like to shout out my family. My daughters Raquelia and Xia, Sons- Dyvon and Kavari. They are the inspiration behind my WHY! I never wanted my kids to endure the life I went through as a child. A life of poverty, abuse and neglect. So, having them by side have made a difference in how, I choose to live. I never wanted them to ask the questions, 1.How am I going to eat? 2. Where am I going to sleep? I did not want that cycle repeated. 2. I would also, like to thank a teacher by the name of Ann Turk-Bryant. She has been a guardian angel and out-right supportive mentor to me. She “told” not “asked” me to go back to school when I was younger. She educated me on how I am suppose to treated and loved. She has guided and pushed me to become the person I am today. She has always been by my side p.s. over 30 year! For that I am forever grateful. Teachers do change lives.

Website: taxnetllc.com

Instagram: thafinancialdiva

Linkedin: Shanann C. Huie, Ed.S

Twitter: Shanann Huie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shanann.huie

Youtube: Shanann Huie

Other: Youtube – Taxes and Tea

Image Credits
Dyvon Passmore – Photographer

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