Debt Freedom March

Financial Counselor Training – Will You Be There?

I am PUMPED to be carrying the crusade throughout the nation in 2009!  One of my highest priorities is training and equipping financial counselors where ever I go.  Why?  Because it allows this crusade to reach even more people!

If I can train just one passionate financial counselor, this crusade has the potential to grow exponentially!  This can NOT be the "Joe-Show".  In fact, a passionate financial counselor has the ability to provide FREE one-on-one counseling to one hundred or more people each year.  That FIRES ME UP! 

With that said, I am EXCITED FIRED UP to offer financial counselor training at the following three locations within the next month.  We would love to see you there!

The Financial Counseling Experience includes:

  • Learn the process used to establish appointments
  • Learn the process used to ensure that counselees show up prepared and ready for a life-changing meeting
  • Learn the process used during the appointment to ensure a consistent counseling experience
  • Apply real-life examples in hands-on activities – there is nothing like practical application
  • Review real-life scenarios in a "what would you do?" shared discussion
  • Be a part of a network of people who are all starting their own financial counseling ministry
  • Be challenged to take the next step and begin a financial counseling ministry at your church!

With the slumping economy, this is THE TIME that The Church should stand up and provide solutions.  WE HAVE THE ANSWER!!! 

Providing FREE one-on-one financial counseling is an incredible way to impact one's community!  Those who attend the FCE will leave inspired, motivated, and equipped to go back to their community and impact it one life at a time.

Click on the event you are interested in to register!













NewSpring Financial Counselor Pays Off House

I recently received the following e-mail from two of our 21 outstanding volunteer financial counselors at NewSpring Church.   They are a married couple who counsel as a team (which happens to make the counseling even more effective).  With their permission, I am sharing their news!

Joe,

I just wanted to take a quick moment to let you know that my wife and I paid our house off this month.  We are completely debt FREE!

We attended your FLE on the 20th of May, 2008 at NewSpring and got "Fired Up" about paying our house off.  Since May we paid off over 12,000 dollars of principal!

The online account statement says "PAID IN FULL!"  Principal balance $0.00

Thanks for getting us fired up!

I have several things to say:

  • Congratulations!
  • I am so glad you are giving of your time and talents at NewSpring Church to help others win with their finances.
  • This is what happens when vision intersects with life.  It creates passion and a drive to accomplish something huge.
  • If you want to receive FREE financial counseling at NewSpring Church, click HERE to fill out the request form.
  • You guys rock!

What are your goals for 2009?

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The current economic environment is flipping crazy.  I can only think that God had his hand in my wife and I deciding to get out of debt long before this downturn.

  • We paid half the balance of car 2 and owe just $500.
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We have a lot to be thankful for.  We have our jobs, we have our health, and we have each other.  May God bless you all as I have been blessed.  Merry Christmas!

Updated Debt Freedom Date

Month By Month Progress

Sangl says

Another excellent month!  Couple #1 has a fully-functioning Known, Upcoming Expenses account that has enabled them to stay the course even in difficult economic times.  If your budget is constantly smashed by things like property taxes, quarterly insurance premiums, vacation, or Christmas, I highly recommend clicking HERE to learn how to set up a Known, Upcoming Expenses account.

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Marching To Debt Freedom – Couple #1 – Month 14

Introduction

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Couple #1's Thoughts This Month

It was a good month.  We are upping the payment on the HELOC and are close to paying off car 2.  With the financial world blowing up around us, it is such a great feeling not to have to make payments on all of that debt!

Updated Debt Freedom Date

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Sangl Says …

Couple #1 is making huge strides toward debt freedom.  It takes time, but it is awesome to see the progress being made!

Readers …

How is your Debt Freedom March progressing?   You can get started on your own Debt Freedom March HERE.

Read Previous Monthly Updates For Couple #1 HERE