Financial Education Classes

Mi Casa, in collaboration with other partners, offers free financial education classes in English and Spanish to help individuals manage money, get out of debt, and build assets.

These free classes make up a four part series and are valid for the Individual Development Accounts (IDA) program, a matched savings program for low-income individuals. All are welcome to attend any combination of the classes.

Class Topics

  1. Money Beliefs & Values: Discover where your spending or penny-pinching habits come from and how to find a healthy balance between spending and saving – for your home and your business.
  2. Personal Finance Basics: Learn basic financial planning skills, how to create a personal budget, the importance of emergency funds, pros and cons of work benefits, tax basics and more.
  3. Understanding Credit & Avoiding Credit Pitfalls: Discover how to establish good credit, protect your personal identity, and avoid predatory lenders through gaining the tools to better understand credit, credit reports, loans and credit cards. 
  4. Financial Services & Setting Financial Goals: Learn how to use financial services to help you achieve long-term personal or business goals, including bank accounts, debit cards and ATMs, financial institutions and long-term savings vehicles.