A 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Actor on Financial Lessons the Children of Immigrants Learn Early
Growing up with parents who are struggling financially isn’t easy—especially if you’re the child of immigrants living in a wealthy neighborhood—but it can also teach you some valuable lessons about money.
Recently, Gabby Dunn, host of the Bad With Money podcast, sat down with Argentina-born actor Stephanie Beatriz (you know her as detective Rosa Diaz from Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to reflect on her childhood, making it as an actor, and money lessons she learned from her parents.
Sometimes even her nice neighborhood seemed to work against Beatriz:
But even from an early age Beatriz managed to pursue acting professionally and save for her future. No easy feat.
She’s making more than $50 a week now, but she’s still rocking those early lessons: Save—a lot—and only sport Dooney and Burke in an ironic way.
Want to hear the rest of her inspiring story? Check out the full Bad With Money episode “The New American Dream.”