Sarah Banks is a self-described “mommy” who has been raising her kids by herself.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Matt, and three daughters, Sophia, 14, Chloe, 12, and Lily, 10.
They were born last year and now have five boys.
“My family is the most valuable thing in my life,” Banks said.
Banks said she started out as a housewife.
“I had no income, so I was doing what I needed to do.
Then I learned that I could get a mortgage.
I saved up the money and it allowed me to start paying my bills.”
In January 2017, the bank gave her a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the middle of the Camden neighborhood of West Camden.
“I knew what I wanted to do, I just didn’t know how much it would take to get it done,” Banks, 43, said.
She took a job as a nanny and now has three children.
“My job has given me a lot of life experience.
It has made me a better mother.
It’s made me realize that I can’t give up and I can do whatever I want to do,” she said.
When the children were young, her husband left the family.
“He left me and I just needed to have a new family.
I didn’t have a family.
When I had a job, I had no idea how to put the kids in the car seat and get them home.
That’s how I got into this banking business,” she added.
In April 2018, Banks was laid off from her job and put in a position as a cashier at a branch.
She has since gone back to work and is still looking for a new job.
“When I had the job, my husband wasn’t working and I was looking for work,” Banks explained.
“It was so tough.”
The bank was forced to offer her a new position after the Affordable Care Act passed.
She is one of several employees to receive benefits under the law.
She is also part of a group of workers in New York City who are fighting for a $15 minimum wage.
“This is something that’s going to affect me every single day of my life.
The bank has been my life for the past 10 years,” Banks added.”
The Affordable Care Care Act is going to help all of us,” she continued.
“But the banks have a huge financial interest in making sure people are able to stay in the system.”
As she was laid-off, Banks said she decided to take the opportunity to become a financial adviser.
She started a personal finance website and has been blogging about it on her website, FrugalMama.com.
“What the bank is doing to make sure they can keep people in the workforce and out of debt is something I don’t believe in.
I believe that you should have the right to have savings and invest your money where you want to,” Banks argued.
She said she is not opposed to the bank keeping some employees on to keep their jobs.
“They have a choice to keep them there or to put them in a job that they like,” Banks told Fox News.
She noted that she does not have a full-time job but is on her way to becoming a full time mom and she said she wants her children to have access to education.
She has also started to use the bank’s money for other expenses.
“That’s my income, but I have the flexibility to use that to buy groceries or to buy clothes for the kids, whatever I need,” Banks replied.
“If it’s not enough for me, it’s enough for them,” she insisted.
“If I had to take it on myself to make ends meet, I wouldn’t be in the financial services industry.
I would be a house mother.”
Banks has started a blog about financial planning called “The Money Book” and she has been posting advice for other mothers and grandmothers who are struggling to make it.
“This is the financial book of the future.
This is the book that will change the way we see the world,” Banks wrote.
“The book of love, and of hope, and the book of family.
This book is here to guide you through the financial life.”