Hello! Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. My name is Alyssa and I hail from a small town in Long Island, New York. I was raised modestly by a single father who operated a group home for five awesome mentally delayed men. Did I mention my personal residence was the group home? I had quite the colorful upbringing with my extended family members. One of my favorite past-times with them as an 8 year old girl was to go in their rooms and take anything of value like, combs, brushes, soap, and clothes. (Side note: our guys were already used to my quirks, and me to theirs, so we were just one big happy-quirky family.) I would set up our living room coffee table as if it were a display in a store; I even had a cash register. My dad was part of the shenanigans too. He gave our guys a few dollars each and I had them get in a single file line to purchase items from my store called, “Alyssa’s Way.” This was my first experience with my own business. I had virtually no start up costs, great demand, 100% profit margins, and luckily, no lawsuits! If I wasn’t busy exercising totalitarianism at home, I spent time volunteering at the library reading to pre-schoolers (I had a good side, too :)
After highschool, I was accepted to the number one HBCU in the country, Spelman College, where I majored in Political Science (what a lucrative choice!) and left with a 3.6 GPA. My Dad’s dream for me was to become a defense attorney and I almost believed it was my dream too. But, as I got older, I realized I had very little interest in politics; left wing, right wing, same bird. After graduation, I moved back home and took a year off to figure out my next steps. Now I have THE worst loan of all loans, six figures in bad debt and no solidified path to income. Gone were the days of my bustling store front as I reluctantly welcomed lack to some degree. My next best option was to do something I enjoyed all my life; teaching children.
I became a Kindergarten teacher in the South Bronx at Haven Academy, best 2 years of my life! I’d be lying if I said preparing lessons and seeing those “Aha!” moments in children is what was most fulfilling. The most gratifying part of my job were those candid moments when I got to truly nurture the individuality of the child rather than make that child a “great student,” whatever that even means. Structure and tradition has never really been my thing…that is unless I made the structure. Can you see where this is going? I burned the boats and left my job as a teacher. I had very little in my savings and quickly went into more debt. This was not how I planned this out in my head. I figured if I made success my only option, that I would be successful. Burning the boats was a bold decision that put me in a very precarious situation, probably too bold of a decision for my skill set at the time. The life vest would have been my financial intelligence but I had none so I spent a good amount of time bobbing at the surface of the water, gasping for air. This period in my life is where I struggled the most but also where I became a victor and cultivated the character that no other experience could afford me. I learned the hard way but it was my way, and that made it okay with me. So what did I do? I became a real estate agent In NYC for about a year and was just making ends meet. The value was not in the money I made but rather in the information I received in casual conversations between seven-figure suits. The head broker gave me a plethora of investing books to read. The day I opened up my first investment book, The Dhando Investor, it changed me. Now at 27, one year later, I’m still in debt (surprise, surprise) but my trajectory is different. I now put my money into income producing assets first like Stocks, Bonds, and Real
Estate. I’m not rolling in dough quite yet but my future looks promising. I will be purchasing two rental properties by the end of the year. I would have had them sooner but I screwed up my credit and am in the midst of rebuilding my creditworthiness. My family has 0% wealth and I’m confident I am changing that. I don’t talk to them much about my endeavours because they will think I’m crazy. I will just show them. So if you choose to donate to me, you will be helping someone who is trying to single handedly transform the mindset and networth of a family for generations to come. (I also went vegan and they think that’s crazy but I think it’s crazy that many of my family members have self-inflicted type 2 diabetes). Poorness and Sickness stops with me. I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better. My sincerest THANK YOU to any one who sees value in supporting me. Your money will help me knock off my bad debt more quickly so I can continue putting my money where it belongs; Income producing assets. It will also help me resolve my most urgent money matters at the moment. I’m requesting $10,000 to help me pay some of my owed rent and finish paying off two of my maxed out credit card. Honestly, anything will be appreciated. Thanks again!
Warmest , Alyssa