Glenn and Fredonna didn't have a plan for their money. He handled the finances and she was a "willing bystander" with the budget. When they contacted me they wanted to do better, to have a plan for their money. And I answered the call.
They also allowed me to use their struggles for a Real Life Case Study episode. They wanted to be able to provide for their family, give generously, and build a house for themselves but did not know how they were going to do it. They had $1,000 in medical debt, $5,700 owed on a car, and the wife had $20,000 in student loans but decided to become a stay-at-home Mom while making $35,000 a year.
(You can go back and listen to guest Financial Coach Don Current and I discuss their story at http://MoneyPlanSOS.com/003)
Most of the time a spouse who has $20K in student loans isn't able to stay at home when the other spouse only makes $35K, that is without destroying the future of the entire family. But this couple has locked arms, cut back, and are making it o