Introducing Millennial Money, our new interview series profiling millennials in different cities and at different income levels on how they make, spend and save their money.
To Emilio Dominguez, family is everything.
The 28-year-old husband and father works hard to support himself, his wife Jimena, and their two-year-old daughter, Valentina, on the $90,000 income he earns as the bar manager at his family’s Mexican restaurant in South Florida.
Dominguez never expected to end up working alongside his own father. “I went to school purposefully to not be in the restaurant business,” he tells CNBC Make It. “I saw the hours my dad worked and and how much time he had to commit to it, and I thought that that wasn’t for me.”
But, he found, “sometimes life has a way of putting you back where you need to be.”