At the early age of 17, I (Tiffany) became a mother. And as a single mom at that age, you can imagine, I was beyond poor. Not even the paycheck-to-paycheck kind of poor; my paycheck would only last a couple of days as I decided which were the most important bills to pay. I worked as much as I could to try and make life easier for us. At one point I literally had three jobs! I let that go pretty quickly because I realized I would rather be poor than miss out on my son’s life.