Pashen’s Story: Lessons for My Boys

Meet Pashen, a Florida native currently living in Lake Wales with her three sons. What do you do? I’m a paraeducator at my local school district. I help my students who may have learning disabilities. What did your upbringing teach you about finances? As a kid, I was always worried if my parents were going…

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Barbara’s Story: Service to Others

Barbara is an artist who lives in Carrboro, North Carolina. She is an active member of her church and a volunteer in her community. Who lives in your household? Just me. I have four grown children, but one of my sons Joel died a year ago in February. That’s part of why I’m paying off…

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Wolf’s Story: It’s Not About Amassing a Fortune

Meet Wolf, a retired psychologist living in the mountains of Colorado with his wife and many animals. What do you do? My wife and I are retired. We have a small, 35-acre ranch here. We make a little bit of extra money with our goats and chickens. I also contract tutor online. It’s a good…

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Janna’s Story: Freedom to Travel

Meet Janna, a licensed social worker who lives in Texas and loves to travel. What do you do? I work for 2-1-1 Texas/UnitedWay HELPLINE, doing outreach and education about 2-1-1 services. I love my work. Every day is different, and there are different topics and coalitions that the community focuses on. I actually heard about…

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Sylvia’s Story: Home Ownership in the Future

Meet Sylvia, an HR Manager for the Clark County School District in Nevada. She’s a Las Vegas native who lives with her husband and two adult sons. What did your upbringing teach you about finances? Nothing! That’s why I’m in debt now. I don’t think I was ever taught how to save or how important…

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Nastassia’s Story: I See Brightness in My Future

Meet Nastassia, a mother of five and an immigrant from Jamaica who has been living in New York since 2009. What do you do? Right now I’m not working. I had an injury when I was pregnant with my last child, so I’m at home. My fiancé just started at a new job at a…

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