we interviewed a few of our employees to get a better understanding of how their cultural traits play a role in day-to-day life and how that influences their banking habits. Alex is an Assistant Branch Manager at our Cactus Branch and would like to share his point of view and the influences his Mexican heritage has had on his life.
I grew up celebrating Mother's Day in the USA and Mexican Mother's day. We also celebrate quinceañeras as a traditional celebration.
My experience growing up was nothing less than fun! I grew up attending family parties frequently, gathering around the dinner table and attending church every Sunday to give thanks for what we had.
Growing up, my dad was all about paying "cash" for everything. He didn't believe in debt or having to owe someone money. My siblings all began working for banks shortly after high school, and that's when our mindsets changed. We began learning the aspect of "credit" and how important it was in order to purchase larger items.
My dad always told me to not spend more than what you make. Growing up, I had to earn my allowance. That taught me the value of a dollar and the rewards of working hard.
I love all Mexican food! Especially pozole & tamales during the Holidays.
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October 13, 2021
Published by SunWest Credit Union
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