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.”