Success Story of the Week – The Patao’s
“Austin and I started 101 around July 2014. We were introduced to the program by Austin’s dad Roger. Like any other couple living in Hawaii we had bills & debt. We had a total of about $25,000.00 in debt, a car loan, personal loans & credit cards.
Austin was the only one working full time, and working a lot of overtime just for us to make it. When we started I did not have a job, so we really relied on Austin’s income.
It wasn’t until a few months later right before we became students of 101 that I was blessed with a full time job working from home. Which was so good because I didn’t have to pay for gas anymore!
When we started the 99 Program it taught us how to save & plan ahead for the things we want or needed. We learned that we wasted so much money paying extra every month for our car loan or personal loans. We saw how much the banks take for themselves with the interest. It has truly opened our eyes to where our hard earned money was going.
It took some frustration towards each other that actually helped us come together and understand each other on a financial level. We thought we were doing fine with the banking they teach us in school or the knowledge we would pick up from our parents. But boy were we wrong.
In November we graduated to the 101 Financial System, totally skipped the 100 Program, and went straight to 101. That’s how good the program is.
On November 12, 2014 we were proud to say that we owned our SUV free and clear! How great is that? Since then we’ve kept on track with the 101 System and were able to payoff our credit card and a personal loan.
We knew 101 was already a great program and had no doubt about it. In May 2015 we got the honor of meeting CEO of 101 Financial Alan Akina at a seminar in Maui. After hearing him tell his story and where he came from, and to see how far he has come was such an eye opener, it made us want to go and tell all our friends and family that night.
Austin and I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Alan after his seminar. And since that night we have become 101 instructors and are on our way to helping more families! Everyone in this program truly cares about you and wants to help you better yourself like family would.”
– Austin & Sierra Duarte