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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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David Olsen went through financial coaching earlier this year with Justin, and at the time was planning on completing an Ironman competition. That competition was in August of 2014, so we invited David into the office to share about his training, the competition, and how it’s helped his personal finances.

David Olsen Ironman Finisher

The act of completing an Ironman is not for the faint of heart. If you are not familiar with the competition, an Ironman consists of three events…

  • 2.4 mile swim
  • 112 mile bike ride
  • 26.2 mile run (a full marathon)

The competition started at 7 AM and took David until around 9:30 PM!!! That’s over 14 hours of grueling physical activity!

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We are almost half way through another year and I have been wondering lately how most of us are doing on are New Year’s resolutions.  Most people make one of three declarations on New Year’s:  I am going to lose weight, I am going to quit smoking or I am going to get out of debt.  Then why is it three weeks later I see those same people eating a Twinkie, smoking a cigarette and living off credit cards? Continue Reading…