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So, #whathadhappenedwas... Over the past fifteen years, I noticed a pattern with clients complaining each year that they didn't understand why they were struggling financially. Folks with income ranging from $10,000 to $400,000 a year shared the same story of living from paycheck to paycheck. I call them the secret poor...

I have always been pretty good with managing my personal finances, but I have to admit that there was a time in my life when I went against my better judgement and started ballin’. I figured out how to get back on track financially and decided that I should share my story with my clients.

Ten years ago, I selected a small group of my clients with whom to share my story. I gave them the steps that I took to get back on track and asked them to keep in touch with me during the process. A year later, each participant told me that my talk significantly changed their life! I am proud to report that they are ALL now home owners and they all have a minimum of two years of what I call “what it costs you to be you each month” in the bank!

I decided to finally sit down and formally write about my journey. I am now ready to share my story with everyone! My book, Crawl Before You Ball, will be available in January 2016! We are starting pre-sales of the book now.


Buffie Purselle makes personal finance and tax compliance fashionable.

Like the latest “it” bag, Buffie Purselle makes personal finance and tax compliance fashionable. A powerhouse tax and personal finance professional for over eighteen years, Buffie demystifies the daunting world of taxes and personal finance with skilled, practical, and sassy guidance. Buffie recently made her cable television debut on the “The Partner” on CNBC. She was chosen out of 20,000 applicants to be part of the top ten in the nation to compete to be serial entrepreneur and star of CNBC’s “The Profit” host, Marcus Lemonis’ business partner. Buffie finished the competition as part of the Top Four.

Buffie is a serial entrepreneur and is the Founder and Managing Member of Buffie the Tax Heiress, a chain of tax and accounting practices with multiple locations in the state of Georgia; The Creative Artist Group, a business management and concierge service for busy film and tv creatives; and Crawl Before You Ball, a personal and business financial management company. Buffie is also the author of Crawl Before You Ball, a personal finance self-help book to help individuals break the cycle of poverty of living from direct deposit to payday loan to direct deposit. Buffie is also a highly sought after tax and personal finance expert seen weekly on local Atlanta and national media outlets. She joins forces each tax season with WSB Channel 2 and HLN Consumer Advisor Clark Howard to help taxpayers with end of tax season tips and advice.

Buffie’s philanthropic endeavors include an Image Consultant and Career Development Coach for Dress For Success Atlanta. She also volunteers at The Shrine Night Shelter where she and her husband spend the night and serve dinner and breakfast to homeless men. Buffie is also a volunteer for the Partnership Against Domestic Violence.

Buffie is happily married to Dr. David Purselle. They have one canine child named Louie and one feline child named Leo.