Stories

June 14, 2021
Mercedes’s Story: Changing her Students’ Lives

Meet Mercedes, a high school special education teacher who lives in Bridgeport, CT. Tell me about your profession. Well, I originally didn’t plan to be a teacher. A few years back, I completed a year with AmeriCorps. I loved the opportunity to be that positive role model for students, which is what inspired me to…

May 13, 2021
Edna’s Story: Debt-Free Since 2017

Meet Edna, a speech pathologist who lives with her daughter in Las Vegas, Nevada. Did the pandemic impact you? I’m a self-employed speech pathologist. Fortunately, I wasn’t financially affected by the pandemic. If anything, my business grew. I attribute that to running my business on the leaner side before COVID. Initially, there was a month…

April 29, 2021
Rashala’s Story: Saving Money For Her Daughter

Meet Rashala, a Youth Development Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club for America who lives with her daughter in Tennessee. Tell me about your job. During the pandemic, we’ve been focusing more on virtual learning. For my role, we’re that means helping the kids out with their school work and teaching them life skills.…

April 01, 2021
Courtney’s Story: Pursuing the F.I.R.E. Lifestyle

Meet Courtney, a Membership & Business Development Director for a Chamber of Commerce who lives in Connecticut What’s your profession? I’m the Membership & Business Development Director for a local Chamber of Commerce here in Connecticut. W...

May 06, 2021
Cheranda’s Story: Celebrating Sobriety and Achieving her Financial Goals

Cheranda is an Assistant Operations Manager at a local grocery store in Portland, Oregon. How have you been? I’m 42, and this past Monday, I’ve been sober for seven years. In June, I’ll have been at my job for six years. I started off as a prep coo...