“The dollar bill: People spend their whole life seeking to earn it, but won’t spend 10 minutes seeking to learn it.” – Orrin Woodward
The Financial Fitness Program continues to change people’s lives for those who learn and apply the 47 financial principles taught in the program. This inspiring debt-free story, written by Sarah Marsh, needs no introduction! Check it out:
Three years ago we were $320k in debt from student loans and medical bills. We were paying $1,500 a month just in interest on our debt. With Gabe working a salary job that required up to 80 hours a week and myself working two jobs, it seemed like we never had enough money to cover the bills or time to take on anything else. It was so fast and easy to accumulate that debt, but tragically it would have taken us over 30 years to pay off. The feeling of hopelessness and the financial stress took a toll on our marriage and I reached the point of wanting to give up. Thankfully we were given new hope from great mentors and an amazing product in the Financial Fitness Program. An event and support from our mentors forced me to want to give it one more try.
The Financial Fitness Program really challenged us to take a look at how we handled money and to make massive changes. Could we ever reach the point of digging out of the mess we had created? The “experts” told us no. Declare bankruptcy. Get a fresh start. Someone else can cover the financial mess you created. What terrible advice!!
“In contrast, Financial Fitness taught us to take control and responsibility for our choices and hold our character high. Never take the easy way out, but take the right way out. If it’s the right thing to do, it’s the right thing to do…period! We chose to own our debts and increase our offense and defense and tackle the debt head on with an aggressive game plan.”
“After applying the 47 principles and keeping our eyes on the goal of debt freedom, we had an ‘escape the Financial Matrix’ celebration on June 18, 2016 after 34 months of focus! The driveway of the beautiful property we rented for the event was lined with green balloons, with the name of the lender on each one. 22 balloons in all. It was amazing to see how each of those at one time felt so big to overcome, yet now they were just a distant memory and another page in our story.”
We are now on to our next dream of building our finances to the point of never having to think about money ever again. We were put on this earth by a gracious and merciful God who has called us to make a difference and an impact for Him! He has blessed us in such an amazing way with an incredible marriage, incredible friends and business partners, and a dream to help as many people as possible realize that they can take back control of their financial lives! We are so thankful for the Financial Fitness Program for giving us a second chance to make an impact to this world.
Congratulations to Gabe and Sarah Marsh on eliminating over 300k of debt and escaping the Financial Matrix!