Success Story of the Week – The Hamiltons
In August 2014, I was serving on Active Duty tour for the Army Reserve. I had just graduated from Massage School, and I had a few months left on my student internship at the massage clinic. Despite the fact that I had very little time for fun, I knew that all of my hard work would pay off in the end, and one day I would be retire from the Army and live my dream of serving others as a Doctor in the field of Alternative Medicine.
If you met me in August 2014, you would have met someone who was passionate, determined, and tireless. It’s amazing how things can change in a month’s time.
In September 2014, my Active Duty tour was coming to an end. And although I was scheduled to continue on for another 6 months, the budget for my position would not be released until January 2015, so I was going to be out of work for a few months.
In the meantime, my apprenticeship in the massage clinic had ended, and I was months away from taking the licensing exam to become a Massage Therapist. I was also scheduled to Graduate school in the Fall. However, that would have to be postponed because we needed two incomes in order to survive.
So what did I do? I spent many sleepless nights poring over bills and basically just stressing out!
So there I was sitting at my desk one day when my friend, Sandra Strong walked in and listened to my woes. She began sharing 101 Financial with me, and since I trusted Sandra, I knew she wouldn’t lead me astray. She emailed me the video and within a few days, I became a 101 student!
On my first day, I paid off $13,500.00 in debt, and despite the situation I was temporarily in, I could look forward to the future with hope and certainly a lot less stress.
Well, that’s my story. My husband’s story on the other hand is slightly different. From the start, my husband was pretty skeptical about the program and he wouldn’t even consider watching the video.
After 3 months on the program, I paid off another $3,000 in debt. And if he didn’t see it in writing, he would have never believed it! I paid off my car and several credit cards and was well on my way to becoming debt free.
After witnessing what I like to call my “financial miracle,” my husband joined the 101 family and the rest is history.
Our combined debt in January 2015 was approximately $294,000 and we don’t have a mortgage! Since then, we have managed to pay off 2 cars, several credit cards, and several student and personal loans totaling approximately $54,000.
I managed to get back on that Active Duty tour for 6 months which ends in July 2015. However, the feelings of overwhelming stress, anxiety, and sleepless nights are a thing of the past.
I am now scheduled to go back to school to complete my Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine, and my husband and I can look forward to a happier, stress-free, and financially secure future!
– The Hamiltons