Sade Major is earning a living and in control of her spending, which is important with two young children and a fiancé who is injured and temporarily out of work. It wasn’t always that way. Before Sade met Trident United Way’s AmeriCorps member through the Links to Success initiative at her son’s school, she needed help finding a job in a tough job market.
Besides that, she admits, “when I have money it burns a hole in my pocket.”
But Sade is a good student. From the AmeriCorps member she learned how to write a resume, balance her bills and do a job search, which led to a position at the Hyatt on Ashley Phosphate Road. “I was so ecstatic when I got the job I called her right away,” she said. She also took a course on budgeting and learned about couponing.
Today, Sade is a savvy shopper. Now financially stable, Sade is thinking about bigger and better things, like a career and financial independence.