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May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Evening with Jannese Torres and and Yanely Espinal


Books & Books


May 11
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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The Books & Books Literary presents…


in conversation with

Yanely Espinal


Financially Lit!: The Modern Latina’s Guide to Level Up Your Dinero & Become Financially Poderosa 

(Balance, $30.00)

Saturday, May 11th, 6 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an evening with Jannese Torres discussing her new book, Financially Lit!: The Modern Latina’s Guide to Level Up Your Dinero & Become Financially Poderosa (Balance, $30.00). She will be in conversation with Yanely Espinal.

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Build financial literacy, improve your money management skills, and make the dinero work for you!

In many immigrant households, money isn’t often a topic of discussion, so financial education can be minimal—especially when a family is just trying to survive the day-to-day. Despite being the largest minority group in the United States, the Latino community still faces cultural and systemic barriers that prevent them from building wealth. As a first-generation Latina, Jannese Torres, award-winning money expert, educator, and podcaster, knows these unique challenges well. She set out to pursue the traditional American Dream, becoming the first woman in her family to graduate from college, climb the corporate ladder, and secure the six-figure paycheck, only to find herself miserable and unfulfilled. She soon realized that everything she’d been taught about money and success wasn’t as it seemed. After discovering the true meaning of wealth, Torres resolved to pave her own path, leaving the life she was told she should want for one of entrepreneurship, autonomy, and financial freedom.

In Financially Lit! Torres offers you culturally relevant and relatable personal finance advice that will allow you to finally feel seen, heard, and understood. Whether it’s the guilt you feel from being the first person to “make it” while members of your family are still struggling, or the way financial trauma manifests itself in negative and limiting beliefs around money, Torres is here to guide you through it all.

With the warmth and no-nonsense wisdom of someone who’s been there before, Torres will teach you how to:

  • set boundaries with your dinero
  • protect yourself from financial abuse
  • navigate the complicated relationship between amor and money
  • invest like a white dude—or better!

With Financially Lit! at your side, you’ll harness the powerful ways money can be used to create the life of your dreams, and be empowered to step into financial freedom.


About the Author:

Jannese Torres is an award-winning Latina Money Expert, Educator, Speaker, Writer and Business Coach. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. She’s a wildly-successful serial entrepreneur who has built several 6-figure online businesses and achieved financial independence at age 35. Now, she teaches women of color how to identify their gifts and turn them into businesses that allow them to pursue financial freedom and independence.

About the Moderator:

Yanely Espinal is a Brooklyn-born ball of energy! She’s an educator with a gift for storytelling and a passion for explaining financial concepts in a straightforward way. While working as an elementary school teacher, she decided to change her financial life by paying off $20,000 of debt in just 18 months. In 2015 she started MissBeHelpful, a YouTube channel that now has over 4 million views, to help others learn the money skills she never learned in school. Her book, Mind Your Money, was released in May of 2023 and quickly became an Amazon Bestseller, with over 20,000 copies sold to date! Yanely serves as Director of Educational Outreach for Next Gen Personal Finance, a nonprofit working to ensure that every high school student gets a full semester of personal finance education. She was instrumental in getting financial literacy required for graduation in the state of Florida and several others. She is a member of CNBC’s Financial Wellness Advisory Council and the host of “Financially Inclined from Marketplace”, a video podcast for teens about money lessons for living life your own way.