Adonica | 19 | Atlanta

Adonica started budgeting when her parents stopped giving her money

Photo credit: Joseph Roybal

When did you first know you were really on your own?
When my parents stopped giving me money regularly, so I had to start budgeting my money. I’m not really on my own because I don’t have a job yet, but I’m not so dependent as I was — I have to buy groceries with everything I budget.

Do you have a job now?
No, I just go to school.

What do you study, and what do you want to do with it?
Human health. I want to go into public health, so I’m planning on going to graduate school for public health later.