Stories

February 23, 2021
Julie’s Story: Waiting for Unemployment Insurance to Come Through

Meet Julie, a mother of three children who lives in Lempster, New Hampshire. Walk me through a day in your life. I’m not working at the moment, so I’m able to help my three kids with their online school. On a normal weekday, we get up and do our morning routine. We usually do schoolwork…

February 19, 2021
Bob’s Story: A Father and Business Owner Dedicated to Achieving Financial Freedom

Bob is an attorney who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and three kids. Although he had a successful career and owned a side business with his wife, the family still struggled with budgeting and debt. Six years ago, Bob got in a car accident that pushed him in a new financial direction.…

February 04, 2021
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…

January 26, 2021
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...

February 16, 2021
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 wr...