Identifying My Problem
My story ended with a financially driven divorce and over $85,000 in debt. I was at the bottom of the debt-hole that my ex-wife and I had dug in less than a year, which began in my early twenties as a well-established spender. It took me a long time to identify myself as one of the 78% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck. After-all, my wife and I were making a combined income of $200,000 a year, how could we be struggling? After asking myself where I wanted to be in five years, I started taking a harder look at where my money was going. I remember asking myself, “How did I get here? How have I worked this hard and still have no money left at the end of the month?”.
I drastically searched for debt-free solutions. It was clear that a majority of the money was going to an out-of-budget rental (not that we even had a budget) and overly extravagant shopping and vehicle debt. I had finally identified our financial problems and was ready to write the next chapter in our story. It was during this time in my life where I grew from the hardship of falling out with my wife. When you’re not on the same page with your partner, you end up writing different stories.
Achieving My Goal
After many months of trying to rediscover our next chapters, we ultimately ended the last chapter with a divorce. I was over $50,000 in debt after the dust settled and decided to work debt plan myself, and start my story over. If you asked me then if I could achieve my goals in 8 months, I’m not sure I would have believed it. After 8 months of sacrifice, I finally was free from debt. It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I felt free to do the things I wanted to again, but this time with a plan in place. I would never let myself get into a financial situation that could ruin my future relationships and would collaborate on a plan so we could achieve together.
Becoming a Believer
That was 3 years ago now and I have never looked back and never felt freer. I am not locked in a job that I hate. I am not stressed about money at the end of the month. I am not worried about my financial future, because today I am financially free. I started to help my coworkers get through their debt and begin saving for their future. It was incredible to hear their stories and was inspiring to see people that had lost hope gain confidence once again. Those coworkers turned into great friends and it is incredible to see how it has made their marriages flourish.
Me Financially Free
With the number one reason for divorce is related to finances, I am passionate about giving you the tools to make sure you and yours don't have to go through the pain that I have gone through. Allow me to help you get you to the next level in your finances. Let me help you create your future story, free of financial chains.