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My Money Stories

Living with Family to Pay Debt, Save Money and Buy a Home - My Money Story

My biggest struggle right now is making sure I'm saving and learning about my own future retirement while working towards helping my parents become homeowners.

How This Millennial Paid Off $120,000 in Student Loans While Making Under 6 Figures

I would say rent is one of the most significant expenses, so really spend extra time looking for a relatively cheaper apartment if you’re planning on moving.

Going from Negative to Positive Net Worth - My Money Story

“We have our diploma, but we’re all going back to live in our childhood bedroom, unemployed, with no job prospects.” It was a daunting time for us college graduates then, much like it’s a daunting time for people looking for work today.

How I’m Prioritizing My Goals While Supporting My Parents

I'm figuring out how to help them retire while figuring out my financial literacy because I also don't know how to prepare myself for this. I tell my parents they aren’t taking anything away from me; they’re making me start early for myself.

Building Generational Wealth While Supporting Family

I think culture does play a role in me wanting to be the backbone of the family, at least for me; being Dominican means you're expected to take care of your parents once they’re older. I think it’s a big burden to carry, and they recognize it since they did it for their parents.

My Money Story: How I’m Handling $100K in Student Loans

I took out a $20,000 loan my first year and by the time I graduated it was $40,000 since the interest was accruing while I was in school.

My Money Story: Paying off $200,000 in Student Loans in New York

Paying off debt is an accomplishment, not something to be ashamed about... It’s important to balance being frugal with rewarding yourself.

My Money Story: Mariam Razzaghi

Growing up, my family and I didn’t have access to financial literacy. Our only knowledge was to “hustle”...

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