In her own words

Frida Andrade

Like many first generation immigrants my parents never had the opportunity to obtain higher education, and they immigrated to America for a better life for me. I always knew that I wanted to make an impact on my community. In high school, I had to think about what I wanted to major in college. Business had always seemed interesting to me, but I honestly didn’t know much about it. I started taking some business classes at my high school and loved it. I took a personal finance class where I learned about investing and saving for retirement. I became really intrigued particularly in investing and the concept of compound interest. My teacher, Ms. Falls, gave us the assignment to play with a financial calculator and see how investing at a young age can tremendously impact how much money you have for retirement. My parents never taught me financial literacy as they also didn’t know. My personal finance class became the most impactful class I ever took in high school. I began listening to Dave Ramsey on his YouTube channel. I had finally discovered my true passion. My goal was to learn financial literacy for my own benefit and also to teach others. The biggest reason for wanting to be a personal finance advisor is so that I can make an impact in other people’s lives by helping them meet their goals. With proper financial knowledge I can impact someone by helping them retire at a certain age or help them send their kids to college. Being born in an impoverished community, I realize the impact financial knowledge can have for many people. I believe there is nothing more rewarding than helping someone accomplish their goals.

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