August 14, 2022


Its All About The Money

How Growing Up Poor Messed Me Up As An Adult

14 min read

In this video, one woman explains how growing up in poverty set her up badly as an adult — and how, despite a very flawed system, she overcame it and got out of debt. This video is adapted from a piece in our weekly newsletter — click here to subscribe!

Through bi-weekly video essays, "Making It Work" showcases how *real* people have upgraded their personal or financial lives in some meaningful way. Making your life work for you doesn’t mean getting rich just for the sake of it. It means making the most of what you have to build a life you love, both in your present and in your future. And while managing money is a crucial life skill for everyone, there’s no one "right way" to go about it — you have to figure out what works best for *you,* full stop.

Video by Grace Lee

Written by Katelynn Sortino

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