Geraldine Lopez


Ashley Banks , Web Designer

Q. How did you learn to be money savvy?

“I think my mom showed me, but I think with working you realize ‘oh my gosh, this equals to 16 hours of me working’, and when I was working, minimum wage was only 8 dollars. So yeah, even eating a sandwich was like ‘oh my gosh this is an hour of my life’ So you start measuring things differently.”

Q. Do you think having a job has shaped you?

“Yeah, It made me more mature, more responsible, because I also drove to work, to school, back home, and I was 15 or 16, so yeah I think it just made me more mature, appreciate my mom more, and all the sacrifices that she made for me.”