Tyra Banks Talks Where Her Mother Went Wrong & Why All Women Need Backup Plans

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Tyra Banks Talks Where Her Mother Went Wrong & Why All Women Need Backup Plans

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Former supermodel Tyra Banks knows firsthand what it takes to become successful and achieve some major lifelong dreams, but she also feels like when it comes to relationships and marriage, every woman should have a backup plan.

Tyra reveals in a new interview that she feels it was a huge mistake for her mother to not stack away her own money because it forced her to stay in an unhappy marriage a lot longer than she wanted.

So Tyra feels it’s important for women to always have their own coins just in case things don’t work out.

Glamour writes:

CL: Tyra Beauty uses direct selling—you have young women all over the country working for you. Why?

TB: My mom stayed with my dad for too long because of financial reasons. If she’d just had a little side hustle, a little of her own money, she would have left. So I encourage women to have what I call “F.U.” money.… A lot of my passion for this business comes from that.

Click  next to find out what else Tyra thinks career minded young women should do.

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9 Comments

  1. Old School

    November 3, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    This is solid advice. I’ve been married a long time but I realized it was imperative for me to know how to make my own money too early on. You just never know what can happen.

  2. Anonymous

    November 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    This should be common sense but sadly it’s not.

  3. Mona

    November 3, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    I completely agree. When you depend on someone financially 100% and you don’t have a plan b, it can blow up in your face.

  4. Gabriella

    November 3, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    This is good advice Tyra told no lies. I have a cousin right now was not married but was with the father of her child for years he didn’t want her to work. She stayed home and raised their child they broke up and now she back at her mom house trying to rebound. Years of sitting at home doing nothing for herself and depending on a man. No job, no education to fall back on I have no problem with stay at home moms but as a woman if that man leaves today or tomorrow you better make damn sure you have an education, or a skill to fall back on.

  5. LFit

    November 3, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Please Tyra, you walk around flashing Illuminiti hand signs, and wearing the clothing with the symbolism all over it. Anyone in the direct selling industry knows that its a proven fact only 1% make money in it, and only 0.01% of the company ever see the high levels. There are massive class actions suites, and lawsuits going on all over this country, because of the shady & underhanded practices of direct sales. Lets get real, and tell these women that its better to get a career, with benefits, to make money. Oh, did you know you have better odds to win the lottery than to make money in direct sales? Do you tell these women that?
    I didn’t think so!
    An educated business women who has done her due diligence would never get involved with these companies. They go off emotion to make their decision never asking the important questions until they have lost so much money they don’t know what to do.
    Its time for women to get away from this stuff, and build wealth the smart way. You don’t advocate for women, you advocate for yourself!

    • Oprah's Wig

      November 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Well go off then sis.

    • Ms. Jackson

      November 3, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      That’s real sh-t but she still has point about having your own. And with the divorce rate being so high, all women need to understand what she’s saying.

  6. Treasure8430

    November 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I am totally feeling what she is saying…….its the same thing my grams and mom has said. I got caught up in a situation like that…but me being me even though I lost my job and had no money saved I refused to be unhappy in my relationship so he left and I was stuck with rent that he promised to pay which I had to cash in my 401K and ask my grams to help me pay until I got back on my feet. I realized the only person I can count on is GOD because if it wasn’t for him keeping my grams healthy, loving and still working where would I be….just can count on no man….love doesn’t pay bills and keep you from getting put on the street. I let this dude back in my life (I have forgiven him) but it will not be a repeat of that situation

  7. Treasure8430

    November 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    can’t*

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