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Financial Coaches

The Institute’s financial coaches partner with clients in our Medical Careers Pathway Program to assist with debt, credit, savings, budgeting, and spending wisely. They provides clients with financial knowledge and referrals, such as buying a house, obtaining business loans, and saving for college, among other recommendations.

Meet Hodo

HodoHodo Ali brings a deep personal understanding of the challenges and opportunities her clients face as New Americans building their lives in the Twin Cities to her work as a financial coach; she arrived in Minnesota as a refugee from Somalia. Hodo studied accounting at Normandale Community College and Metropolitan State University and has used her financial knowledge to support her community. Hodo’s knowledge of financial products is extensive and includes Islamic banking and finance.

Hodo shares her story with clients in the classroom and in her office. Hodo says, “I was not raised in a culture where children learn about finances and the importance of managing money… if I had budgeted, I could have paid my tuition for the last two years of my college program. I also did not understand the importance of keeping a good credit score. I am building my credit score now because I want to buy a house in 2017. I help my clients achieve their dreams, too.”

Hodo partners with clients in the Institute’s Medical Careers Pathway Program to assist with debt, credit, savings, budgeting, and spending wisely. She provides clients with financial knowledge and referrals, such as buying a house, obtaining business loans, and saving for college, among other recommendations. As a Financial Coach at the Institute, Hodo helps New Americans achieve self-sufficiency and full membership in American life.

Hodo can be reached at HAli@iimn.org or 651-647-0191 x 359.

The Institute is a Financial Opportunity Center supported by Twin Cities LISC.

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