Taking free financial help when dealing with money problems may seem like a no-brainer, but Huntington Beach resident Bob Wobbrock knows it isn't always that easy.
People don't want to change, he said, but Wobbrock thinks he has found a way to make financial solvency more appealing: pay people to change their ways.
The retired economics teacher wants to help people, and he is willing to put up his money to do it.
"I learned a long time ago that a lot of people are in trouble financially," he said.
Wobbrock is starting his own nonprofit organization, WanaLift, which will teach anyone how to handle their money and get out of debt with financial planning and analysis. Through time, those in the program will change how they think about money and think twice about buying things they can't afford, he said.
The organization will also offer classes on macro economics, a scholarship program for college juniors and seniors in an in-demand field and a component to help families with two or more children.