Vanessa | 20 | Denver

Vanessa talking about her biggest spending regret

Photo credit: Joseph Roybal

What’s your biggest spending regret?
Well, I love to shop. I have to lower my spending on shopping, because it’s getting crazy. I shop a lot.

Do you shop online?
Now I like to shop online.

Are you from Colorado?
I’m from Africa—Congo. I came here five years ago.

Why did you come to Colorado, and who did you come with?
I had family here (my cousin), so it’s easier to go where you know somebody. I came with my parents, [my] three brothers and my sister.

So they all live in Colorado?
They are all here—same house, same everything.

Do you like to buy things other than clothes?
Apart from groceries, yes. I used to want to buy makeup, but now I don’t have time for it.

What are you studying?
Nursing (pediatric).