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Blonde holding glasses cropHave you ever started to get serious about paying off your debt and then quit?  Frustrating isn’t it?

Whenever I interview people why that is, I typically hear things like, “I ran out of gas” or, “I feel like I am getting no traction.”  Sometimes life has hit you with a few unexpected curve balls like car repairs, medical expenses or even loss of income.  Does this sound like you?  If it does, you may need a good swift kick in the pants to get back in the game.   Here are three ideas that I believe will motivate you to restart your debt free plan.

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Engelman Family 2014

Jon & Patti were living the “American Dream”, as a married couple with four wonderful children, they owned a two story house with the white picket fence and of course… the dog.  As successful business owners they were able to create the lifestyle that most people dream of having.  On the outside everything appeared to be going picture perfect.  However, there was a season of life where there were some challenges to overcome.

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Over four years ago I started Strong Tower Consulting as a full time financial coaching business.  So much has happened since my first day at the office.  Strong Tower has become much more since that day.  Since then we have added live financial workshops, online resources and now are in two locations (Ames and Des Moines).  However, the latest addition to Strong Tower is definitely a first…

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Credit Card Freedom  800My husband and I had worked the baby steps in previous years and had actually gotten out of debt and moved on to step 3.  Then we stopped.  I think we got out of debt too easy by selling things and cashing out an investment and it didn’t “hurt” too bad.  It was fast and easy and relatively painless, which was not at all a good thing.  We didn’t change our attitudes about debt, apparently, because it wasn’t long before we got back into it again.

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A Two-Year Old Cashier

Pile of Money 800Fellow friend and financial coach Greg Pare wrote this blog recently that I thought was so inspiring I wanted to share it will all of you.

Recently, a client showed me her envelopes that she had made. Of course, she uses them to separate her cash into her budget categories.  Never mind the fact the she and her husband have been working hard for the past 11 months and have managed to pay off $32,000 in debt.   Continue Reading…