Kimm’s Story: Surviving the Coronavirus Lockdown

Meet Kimm, a hairdresser who lives with her children and granddaughter in Houston, Texas. Who’s in your family? Me, my kids, and my granddaughter. What do you do? Before the coronavirus hit, I was a hairdresser. That’s my life. I’ve been doing that for over 17 years. But I haven’t had an appointment for the…

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Garry’s Story: Make a Dollar, Keep a Dollar, Give a Dollar

Meet Garry, a recent Howard University graduate who runs a freelance photography and videography business in Washington, D.C. Where’s home for you? I’ve been living in Washington, D.C. since 2015, but I’m originally from North Carolina. I went to Howard University for film school, where my sister was already getting her Master’s in Film. What’s…

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Lucinda’s Story: Sweepstakes Savvy & Smart About Money

Meet Lucinda, a veteran restaurant server who lives with her husband in Tucson, Arizona. What’s it like where you live? It’s nice and sunny here in Tucson. I’ve been there all my life. It’s just got that good hometown feel. People are nice, friendly, and helpful. What do you do? I’m a restaurant server. I’ve…

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Michael’s Story: Keep Pressing Onward

Meet Michael, a homeless shelter employee and aspiring truck driver who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. What does your day-to-day look like right now? I just completed an eight-month recovery program here at the homeless shelter. Next week, I’m starting truck driving school. It’s 20 weeks of classes. I don’t know where I’ll be placed…

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Felicia’s Story: Can’t Spend It If You Can’t See It

Meet Felicia*, an Administrative Assistant who lives with her boyfriend in Massachusetts. What’s your home life like? My boyfriend and I are currently renting an apartment together. It’s been really good! We both have similar working hours, and we get to sleep at the same time. What do you do? I’m currently an Administrative Assistant.…

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Megan’s Story: To Value Money Means You Value Yourself

Meet Megan, an Assistant Supervisor for the Community Housing Partnership in San Francisco. What do you do at the Community Housing Partnership? I’m an Assistant Supervisor. I help our volunteer team supervise events and do marketing and partnerships with different programs like the Salvation Army. We work in areas to help prevent our clients from…

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Glorianna’s Story: 21st Century Entrepreneur

Meet Glorianna, an aspiring entrepreneur who lives with her husband and youngest son in Las Vegas, Nevada. How’d you choose Las Vegas? I’ve been here since August 2013. I came here in 2011 because a girlfriend of mine didn’t want to live alone. She didn’t answer her phone for two weeks, so I was on…

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Tracy’s Story: Keep Going & Don’t Lose Focus

Meet Tracy, a temporary employment agency employee who lives with her husband and two boys in Katy, TX. What do you do? I’m currently working full-time in a temporary employment agency. I was laid off last year, and I had to really cut back on expenses. While I’m glad that I have a job right…

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