by Natalia Joaquin,
Senior Financial Counselor at
Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
On this #FinHealthMatters Day, I don’t need this astonishing recent report to understand that white households have six times the wealth of Latino families, or that white wealth is growing 20% faster than for Latinos. I saw it for myself when I was fifteen and my mother was able to move me into a better school where I was the only Latina. I made her drop me off in her used Nissan far away from my classmates’ Mercedes Benzes. I saw their big houses, and learned from living in that community that property built wealth that helped those families pay for college.