An open letter to my coach

"When Prepare + Prosper asked me to write an open letter to my financial coach, Claire, I didn’t hesitate. She has changed my life. Before I share the letter, I’d like to tell you my story, what led me to volunteer as a tax preparer, and later join Money Mentors.

As the oldest of four children in a family where money was tight, I started working and opening up credit cards at an early age. I needed to help buy gas and groceries for our family to get by month to month. I remember working overtime and on holidays so that my family would have a little bit of spending money every now and then." Read more.