Vanessa Smith

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My Economy: Making an old dream a reality

Oct 21, 2016
A single mom goes to medical school to complete her dream of becoming a doctor.
A single mom pursues her dreams to become a doctor 
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My Economy: How a single mom makes ends meet

Oct 14, 2016
A low-wage worker shares her experience living paycheck to paycheck.
At $13 an hour, it's hard for Lydia Flores to support her family.
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