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.
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.