Hi! I was you once.
Visiting the “about” page to see if this was a place I wanted to stay awhile. To determine if it was worth my time, did I connect with the author and would their content benefit me?
Let me quickly summarize and introduce myself!
A Fresh Outset is all about new beginnings. Here you will find encouragement and reassurance to start anew, from freeing yourself from debt or changing the way you view finances. You will be given actionable tips that can help you find success and stop the vicious cycle of the mundane.
Each day is a gift, a new beginning. You can rewrite your story’s end by daily choices.
I consider it a privilege to have the ability to add value to your life as a result of my own life experiences. My goal and passion is to help you create a life you love waking up to each day and to inspire you have the courage and determination needed for a fresh start.
People don’t always end up in debt because they were consciously careless with money.
Before we were married, John and I were both debt free and had savings in the bank. But life happened. My father passed away unexpectedly, so we paid for our wedding. John had a job with a paltry income and no benefits, not even a 401k. Combine that with the fact he is diabetic with a lung disease, his medical insurance premiums and deductibles were sky high.
Before long, we found ourselves almost $25,000 in (almost all) medical debt! We felt trapped – trapped in a job that he had been at for 25 years with not one raise. Trapped in expensive medical insurance that he had been grandfathered in to before diagnosed. Trapped because I had horrible pregnancies and was unable to work for a second income.
John decided to leave his job and try a new venture but because it was commission based – and he found out he is NOT a salesman – that soon left us in a position with no job, no income, and living off of what savings we had. I had never experienced living jobless before. I was terrified.
We decided it was time to take the bull by the horns and get control of our finances. While we were job searching we attended Financial Peace University. It was a turning point in our lives.
Within one year, we had paid off ALL of our debt!
Here on A Fresh Outset, I will show you how we accomplished this. I will teach you how to budget, simple ways to add cash to your wallet, and how to prepare for those rainy days when they come.
Stay connected here where we talk a lot about finances and a little about life.
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