Wednesday, July 10, 2019, marked the eighth episode of “Cierra’s Interlude” by me, Cierra Mayes. Cierra’s Interlude is a podcast platform I created to give current college students and former students the opportunity to tell their truth. My show airs on Blog Talk Radio every Wednesday from 2 pm to 4 pm. Every week I talk about different subjects theatre-related to life after college. The show also talks about the importance of adulting and time management. I am a recent graduate from the University of North Texas with a focus in
Recently, I wrote an article, “If I would’ve known, what I know now,” in Texas Metro News, about my personal experiences in college and growth over the years. This is one of the many reasons why I chose to create a podcast that would help out the student community.
On a recent episode, I had the opportunity to interview Aneaise Dorsey, also known as my mother. She’s a registered nurse, who’s had a passion for nursing since high school. Aside from her career path, she shared her trials and triumphs with financial issues, budgeting, and credit history. With that being said, are you budgeting your money? In conversation, we talked about how to save money and knowing the importance about gaining credit. Here is a brief of our conversation.
Cierra Mayes: Can you tell me about the nursing home you and your friends tried to open a few years ago?
Aneaise Dorsey: Actually, it was a home health care agency we tried to open around 1995. We were open for about five years and it was me and three others that split the home health care agency. They ended up having substantial budget cuts and the way the allocated funding to take of the patients, it dropped our reimbursement rate and we couldn’t continue to take care of the patients.
C.M.: I know a few years ago, you ran into some financial issues that affected you in the long run. Can you share a little bit about that?
A.D.: Seven years ago, I ran into
C.M.: What did that situation teach you?
A.D.: It taught me a whole lot. Now I save more, and I budget
C.M.: Did your parents ever explain that to you?
A.D.: High school and my parents did not explain that to me. Due to President Obama
It was a pleasure talking to her and hearing her advice on credit, how