Growing Up in a poor Latin Family in Arizona

As a young Latino guy, I grew up in a traditional Latin family. We had little money and had to learn how to be smart with money.  From an early age, I watched as my parents worked very hard to have very little. The cost of living was too high in Arizona as my parents did all they could to provide for me. It is interesting to look back in my life now, as I was always happy. I never understood the money struggle fully as I was always provided for.

Of course, I would see friends with cool gadgets and eventually cars, when I did not have these things. As an adult, it made me want to do better, so I could provide for myself as well as an eventual family. I want to have the finer things in life, but because of the way I was raised, I also want to do this on a budget. read more

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