A SLAVE TO CREDITORS?
I’m here to tell you there is a way out!
You see in my early 20’s I was the credit card companies dream customer! I moved out of my parents home at age 19, and then buried myself in over $15,000 of credit card debt and payday loans in just 2 short years!
I HAD a been raised to “live within my means” (my mom didn’t even own a credit card!) but I was young and stupid and had a scarcity mentality that I was determined to shake.
Shopping for new shoes/clothes, new furniture, the newest techie things I could put in my new apartment, eating out almost daily and taking vacations that I couldn’t afford, was MY way to do it.
It didn’t take long before I had buried myself a deeper hole than I could get out of! I was giving away almost 50% of my take home pay to my new monthly minimum payments. Did I mention I also bought a new car?
What a mess I was…
I knew I had to do something different – 80% OF IT WAS MY BELIEFS AND BEHAVIORS ONLY 20% OF IT WAS HEAD KNOWLEDGE!Michelle Jacobik
I KNEW I HAD TO STOP SPENDING MONEY I DIDN’T HAVE TO IMPRESS PEOPLE I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW
I got my head back on straight and went back to my grandmother’s way of handling money.
It was obvious that I didn’t make enough money. I had to make more.
I learned how to do taxes, got licensed to sell Term Life Insurance and worked three jobs to dig myself out over the next 2.5 years.
I got out of debt.
I did it!
And I swore I’d never go back!!!!
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The best part was that once I freed myself from payments it was clear that I now had a wealth building tool. MY INCOME!
Here’s the harsh reality!
Banks collect more than $32 BILLION in credit card fees per year from Americans.
Bank charges- Credit Card Fees Collected
I know it doesn’t seem ‘smart’ to not accept their ’90 days same as cash offers’ but Americans today are drowning in debt.
Very few people like to talk to others about their finances. It’s hard enough to talk to your spouse or accountant but trust me when I tell you that talking to Michelle about the nitty gritty details of all your “good” or “bad” financial decisions will be worth it!
She brings a fresh, caring perspective but as a coach she will push you toward YOUR goal and help you remove the blame and shame sometimes associated with managing your finances.
She is a great listener and can help you and your spouse get on the same page, working in the same direction. Her years of experience in business as an owner of Sava Insurance also make her a valuable business coach.
She has helped me navigate some really tough decisions over the past year. She’s been there to encourage me when I get discouraged and celebrate my everyday successes! I recommend Michelle Jacobik without any reservation! Nicole Colter
Credit Card Debt
Average American household today has $9,600 in credit card debt
The Average American household today has 2 car loans
The average American household today has $30,000 in student loan debt (right now) and growing
The average American household today has $9,600 in credit card debt, 2 auto loans, and $30,000 in student loan debt hanging around.
We are the richest nation in the world, yet have the lowest savings rates.
The way to financial freedom is to RECAPTURE YOUR HARD EARNED DOLLARS and use them to build wealth instead of banks with bigger buildings!
Think about this
We loan our money to the banks at less than 1% when we open a savings account but they gladly loan it back to us at 18.99% by offering us a credit card.
Us or them?
Well it doesn’t have to be this way any longer!
As a financial wellness coach, I’ve worked with many families who were just ‘shooting the arrow’ so to speak but not getting real results.
They are constantly living paycheck to paycheck and stressed out-sick of the hustle and just can’t seem to get their financial footing. There is a better way!
Everyone can benefit from financial coaching!
- It’s great for married couples. Helps reestablish communication and reestablishing of common goals.
- It’s great for those in their late 20’s & early 30’s .
Learn to use your youth to your advantage! Learn early how to avoid the pitfalls of credit cards & consumer debt!
- Establish a real plan to pay back your student loans so they don’t stay around so long they feel like the family pet!
- Time IS on your side and if you use these years to work hard you can use these years to pay your dues, grow your money and grow yourself!
Check out my testimonial page and see real life stories and examples of how financial guidance provides inspiration and movement towards the life of your dreams.
We work together and create a roadmap to getting rid of debt (BUDGET!) based upon YOUR circumstances using easy budgeting tools.
You learn to attack debt!
You learn to take control and start telling your money where to go.
You start sleeping better at night and have the satisfaction of knowing that you will not find yourself old and broke and still needing to work when you are 75!
If you are interested in learning more about establishing tools for an independent & financially secure future check out my coaching packages and GET STARTED TODAY!
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