Meet The Team

Bola Sol

Founder and Editor

Bola Solanke founded Refined Currency in 2015. After studying Mathematics and Finance at university she realised only a few women were in the conversation when it came to finance. The finance sector is dominated by men and she set out to change that. Each time she attended a networking event, she was surrounded by men. She realised that there needed to be more information available about personal finance so she launched Refined Currency. Bola also contributes regularly to Refined Currency.

Her personal blog Bola on finance, feminism, and fashion can be found here.

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Content Contributor

Freda is a dance graduate who is on her way to obtaining a masters degree in dance therapy. She’s also a lifestyle writer and poet who loves engaging in deep thought and living the virtual life with sims. More about Freda can be found here.


Project Manager and Senior Contributor

Joy is a Pharmacist looking for the fastest route to early retirement. She loves making to-do lists, watching TED talks and gorging on plantain.




Content Contributor

Linsey is currently a Law student in Scotland. She enjoys eating out and working out. She is passionate about helping others reach their goals. She has started a blog for students to help them with their personal finance and learning to navigate student life.


Student Contributor


Marketing Contributor

Charmaine is a Cognitive Neuroscience student studying in London. Alongside her interests in neurology, she is a London based model. She has a deep interest in helping those who are homeless, running her own platform to help those who are in need.  Charmaine will stop at nothing until all her goals are achieved.