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Joaquin Benitez is the author of The Foreclosure Phenomenon. He immigrated to North America from El Salvador at age 16 in the early eighties. He has spent most of his life in the province of Alberta, Canada, where he currently lives with his family. He holds a diploma in Civil Engineering.
During his first 15 years in North America, Benitez had to overcome the many challenges that every immigrant experiences. These included learning a new language, overcoming culture barriers and a lack of formal education, all while raising his three young daughters. It was also during this time that he experienced great financial stress -- including the loss of his house in a foreclosure -- and learned many lessons which is he willing to share.