Greg’s Story: A Veteran Planning for the Future

Greg is a veteran who lives in Danville, NY and works for the New York Army National Guard. He was selected as one of our 2020 Super Saver of the Year finalists. However, when he was growing up, savings was not a topic of conversation. “I grew up in a poor family,” Greg said. “There…

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Paige’s Story: A School Counselor in the Making

Meet Paige, a full-time graduate student who lives with her family in Enfield, Connecticut. What are you studying in graduate school? My concentration is in school counseling and I’m super excited to finally graduate this May. After I earn my Master’s, I either want to work in either a Connecticut- or Massachusetts-based school district. Walk…

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Meet Deirdre: A Mom of Six Saving for a Secure Future

Deirdre works in the data department at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She was selected as one of our 2020 Super Saver of the Year finalists. Deirdre didn’t plan on being a foster parent. But several years ago, an urgent circumstance arose with one of her coworkers, and she and her husband jumped in…

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Tecoria’s Story: A Lupus Warrior

Meet Tecoria, a car mechanic and rising poet who lives with her family in Buffalo, South Carolina. Can you tell me about your jobs? I work at a mechanic shop with my brother and help however I can. When I’m not working at the car shop, I like to write poetry and post it on…

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Jeanette’s Story: Supporting Her Students However She Can

Meet Jeanette, an academic advisor and college counselor who lives with her two children in the Bronx, New York. What do you do for work? I’ve been working as an academic advisor and college counselor for the past 20 years at a college in New York. The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely affected my job. Everything…

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Lauri’s Story: Money Lessons From Her Mother

Meet Lauri, a social service worker who lives with her husband and daughter in Dallas, Texas. Tell me about your job. I work in social services full-time and I work with individuals who are seeking reemployment. I believe that support has the power to change lives. What’s your relationship with money? I’ll be honest with…

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Ramona’s Story: Fostering Change in Her Community

Meet Ramona, a full-time small business owner who lives in South Bronx, New York. Tell me about yourself. I’m a first-generation graduate with a Master’s degree. Right now, it’s just myself and my pets and we live in public housing. I’ve been living in public housing for four and a half years now. When the…

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