Financial Fitness | Gail Perry-Mason | TEDxDetroit

You can’t plan your life until you know where your money’s going. Gail shares a few of her tips that have helped her transform from a full-figured woman to a seven-figure woman all while raising kids with financial smarts. Gail Perry Mason, lifelong Detroiter, has come a long way from foster care. Not only is she a respected authority in the financial industry, she’s also a bestselling author.

She’s passionate about educating people on financial literacy, from the youth at Money Matters to running workshops for Chrysler, IBM, MGM, McDonald’s, Blue Cross, and Wells Fargo.

Gail took her wealth of wisdom to the airwaves when she co-hosted Building Wealth, an award-winning radio talk show. She’s appeared on BET, Fox News, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NRP.

The author of the books Money Matters for Families and Girl, Make Your Money Grow, Gail’s writing has been published in Ebony, Essence, Jet, Washington Post, Oprah’s Debt Diet and many more.

Gail has served on the Board of Directors for many nonprofits and has received accolades from groups like Ford Motor Company, Michigan Women’s Foundation, AKA National Sorority, Bank of America, Alternatives for Girls and Michigan’s Top 10 Business Women. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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