Day: June 18, 2015

Can I Tell You Something?

can i tell you something

Psssst, hey you!!! Yes, you!!!! Can I tell you something? I used to be broke, busted and disgusted!!! That’s right— I’ve been just where you are now!! Let me be transparent for a moment. I was a young mother with five stair- step children. I was married and had a good job making good money. But, I was broke. I had more month than money and I had more bills than money. Have you been there or are you there right now? I was robbing Peter to pay Paul. I had payday loans out of the wazoo. You know the killing part of it all? I worked in banking and finance AND I was raised in a household where I was educated on the importance of good credit and financial management! Well what happened you ask? I got caught up in appearance, in what I thought success should look like. My credit was in the toilet and I wasn’t even 25 years old. I knew I had to do something, after all, I had five children under the age of 10 and they were counting on me.

I had to have a plan! I sat down and wrote out every bill I had and exactly how much money I had coming in. I spoke with my friends at the bank and told them my goal. They helped me get on the right track. I revisited each lesson about money taught to me as a child. I was so deep in debt I had to file bankruptcy, but that was okay because I knew deep down inside that I could and I would recover.

Today, twenty years later, I have a nice retirement nest egg, my credit score is excellent and I have never looked back to my former days. I want to show you step- by- step how you too can achieve financial freedom starting right where you are. If you want to change your financial situation then this is the place for you. The first step is to change your mind.

Come back next week where we will begin discussing what it takes to live a life of financial freedom.

Tracie Threadford