Total loan: $4,500
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States / Education
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As a young girl growing up in Compton, California, I had very few positive expectations of me. I was born to a drug-addicted mom, and was destined to never know my father, who died a month after my birth in a tragic car accident. Luckily, my grandmother was able to take me into her home and take care of me. I started working at the age of thirteen, and I sure wish somebody would have talked to me about saving, investing, maintaining good credit, and homeownership. I wish I had been given more guidance and advice about that full ride University of Southern California scholarship that I didn’t accept because I thought it was better to be a manager at McDonald’s. I had to learn all of these life lessons through many years of trial and error. And then, I had an epiphany. In 2009, I read a very interesting Facebook post about people who set goals in January, yet fail to follow them by February. I thought, “Not me!” This experience prompted me to look even more closely at how I was setting goals for myself, and how I could extend that to my family, friends and community. In 2009, I decided to help the next generation discover their purpose. Everything I didn’t get a chance to find out from my own parents, or grandmother, or mentors along the way, I could now share with others. I provide resources, strategies, and coaching, to help people discover their purpose, create a plan and reach their potential through goal setting and achieving.