National Hispanic Heritage Month - Nancy’s Story

The Hispanic and Latino community are rooted in deep cultural values and traditions. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are sharing views from our employees about how their cultural backgrounds play a role in learning how to save money and how to navigate their financial lives.

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month,

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 it influences their banking habits. Nancy is a Branch Representative at our Cactus Branch, and she’s sharing her insight about how her Mexican heritage has influenced her life.

What is your Hispanic heritage?


What events or traditions do you celebrate that are specific to your culture?

Mexican Independence Day. Though this holiday is on September 16th, we celebrate the day before.

Do you feel like your family is more progressive or traditional with their finances, and why?

Traditional. Both of my parents have more than one job. I was taught at a very early age to always have savings for a rainy day.

How was your experience growing up in relation to your culture? Were traditions important to your family?

Growing up, I was taught to keep our traditions alive. If we had kids, we were to show them and explain to them how important our traditions are.

Who has had a major influence in your life?

My mother. She taught me to never give up.

This question is very important: What are your favorite food dishes?

My mother’s cornbread, tamales, menudo and, of course, capirotada. It’s kinda like a bread pudding but not. HAHA

Share anything else about your culture, heritage, and/or experiences that you’d like!

Growing up, my parents made sure that we kept our traditions alive even after we moved on with our lives. My goal since I was younger was to make sure that my father became a US citizen. A few years ago, I was able to make that happen. That has been one of my greatest accomplishments in life.

Share your unique story on our social media accounts about how your own culture or family has influenced your life through finances and traditions.

October 25, 2021

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