Aymee Rodriguez-VanDyke was wiped out during the recession. In 2008 she lost all her money to her divorce, her mother died, and despite her best efforts, her personal coaching business didn’t thrive. Born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban immigrants, Aymee is a resourceful and resilient Latina, but even she was discouraged for a bit. “It seemed that no matter how hard I worked, everything was stagnated, and I was just incredibly frustrated with my financial situation,” she says now. She was living with her boyfriend (now husband) at the time, and to top it all off, he lost a very good-paying job in the corporate aviation field.