Luis was born in Tuscon, Arizona and grew up singing. He joined his church choir at only six-years-old. Like many kids in his neighborhood, he took up boxing as a kid, but after one boxing match, he decided to get up and sing for the crowd. This performance was recorded and put onto YouTube and Luis became an overnight sensation. Wisely, he stepped back from boxing and started focusing on his music. He posted numerous videos of himself singing on social media, and at sixteen, he was signed by Del Records. His first album, Con la frente en alto, was released in 2013, and his second album, Quiero ser tu dueño, was released in 2014. Both reached gold record status. He was named New Artist of the Year at the 2014 Latin Billboard Music Awards.
Luis keeps an active social media presence, a smart move for an artist of his age. He regularly interacts with his fans and shares updates on his music and upcoming releases.
All of this work and success have helped Luis Coronel build a net worth of $2 million. Given his level of talent and popularity, we can only expect that number to grow. Luis Coronel has a bright future ahead of him.
Megan is a 40-something government employee in the Washington, DC area. She got interested in Personal Finance when she got out of college and realized that her paycheck wasn’t going to go as far as she had hoped. Since starting this blog, she has managed to buy a house and make a solid start on her retirement goals, and hopes to help others do the same. Here is her story:
In 2007, I was a gainfully employed 20-something with no debt but not a lot of knowledge about personal finance. It was a co-worker’s comment about Roth IRAs that sent me to the internet, searching for information. It was then that I realized that I really didn’t know a whole lot about personal finance and that my current financial situation was due a lot to inherent frugal tendencies, generous family members, a fear of debt, and good luck. While that was working for me, clearly I needed a better plan.
While I had no debt, I was also pretty much living paycheck to paycheck and not worrying about going over budget (I say this as if I had a real budget) because I had an emergency fund set aside to cover any overages.
Except that’s not what an emergency fund is for.
So I did a lot of research, read a lot of blogs, and decided that I needed a plan. I needed to budget. I needed to know what I was spending my money on. I needed to prepare for the future.
I decided to create a blog not only to make myself accountable to others but also to share the knowledge that I gained along the way. I’ve learned so much from my fellow bloggers, and I hope that my readers can find something useful in what I have to share as well.