"I feel like my kids and I are finally on a path to something better"
Working part-time in a flower shop, Regina learned how to put money aside for just in case.
Saving Bit by Bit
Regina is an ambitious woman pursuing her dreams to finish college and become a homeowner. But, as a single mom with three kids, she struggled to make ends meet working part-time at a flower shop.
"Every month I faced another bill I couldn't pay. I wanted a way to take control," said Regina.
Opportunity Fund's new Start2Save savings account is giving Regina that chance. She completed financial education classes, set up a budget, and is saving $42 each month.
She has changed her spending, and her outlook. Regina is currently at peace with how she's able to manage her finances, and feels like she's made a change that makes her different from her sisters and cousins — she has a financial plan that works for her and control over her spending.
Regina and her kids have also recently moved into new Habitat for Humanity housing, and she has $1,500 set aside for emergencies.
"I feel like my kids and I are finally on a path to something better," she said.