Stories

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 cook. During the past few years, I got…

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.…

March 25, 2021
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…

March 12, 2021
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 Maste...

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...