IDA client Teresa Rodriguez was interviewed by her IDA counselor, Joel Zwier.
“What I liked most about working with LaCasa was learning ways to increase savings. I realized that I wasted lots of money,” Teresa said. “The Money for Life class helped me learn how to save. I wanted to have my own home and I had to work hard to get it.”
She continued, “My biggest challenge was learning to stop buying things that I liked but didn’t really need. When I learned how to track expenses, I was able to really find ways to save.”
“I honestly don’t believe that on my own I would have been able to buy a home,” Teresa added. “But with help from LaCasa, I was able to do it! I decided to change my life and I accomplished my goal.”