I'm 26 years old. My family came to US when I was 12 years old from Moscow, Russia as refugees. I love USA and feel like home here, but must admit that part of my heart is also in Russia. I am the oldest child in a family of 7 children (6 girls, 1 boy) and we all live together. I wanted to move out, and so do my sisters, however we know our parents won't make the ends meet without our help. It's a sacrifice on our part to live with our parents, but we feel we must help them pay the bills and raise the younger ones (Paulina 15, Sergei 13, and Natalia 10). I must also admit that my poor mother is not very smart with money, and got herself into debt over her head. Since this effects all of us, I started seeing our situation as hopeless. No way to get out! Then, one day I saw Dean on T.V. and decided to buy his book Be a Real Estate Millionaire. As I read, I realized that there is hope for us and that we can get out of debts and make our own lives, each of us making progress with our individual dreams...Thank you Dean for giving me hope! Sooner or later I will find a way out and make a difference for everyone around me!