During his first five years in Maycomb, Atticus practiced economy more than anything; for several years thereafter he invested his earnings in his brother’s education.
– Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 1. From the very start of the novel, we discover how good, selfless and generous a person Atticus is. He does without himself to help pay for the education of his brother. He is man who cares very much about family.