* Married couples are required to have both spouses attend each session.
Financial stress can be very difficult whether you are single or married. Many things in life are unexpected and the sooner you are debt free (or stay out of debt in the first place), the sooner you can build a long-lasting financial peace and prosperity.
We will meet with you via Skype or over the phone to discuss your situation and understand your financial goals and dreams. Then we'll work with you to develop a comprehensive, yet simple, plan to help you pay off debt or stay out of debt. We will then guide you into the principles of building wealth for your family.
You'll always have control of your own finances and understand the plan we implement because we will make it easy to understand. It will be your very own personalized plan!
* Both parties required to attend each session
FINANCIAL STRESS can be VERY DIFFICULT to manage in your marriage. Financial stress and discord are the number one reasons for divorce in the United States! Greatly increase the odds of having a successful marriage by letting us teach you how to work together as a couple and build a solid financial future together.
We will meet with you over the phone or via Skype to discuss your situation and understand your financial goals and dreams as a new couple. Then we'll work with you to develop a comprehensive, yet simple, plan to help you pay off debt or stay out of debt. We will then guide you into the principles of building wealth for your family - a fully funded emergency fund, a solid retirement plan, debt-free college for your children, and paying for a home very quickly.
You'll always have control of your own finances and understand the plan you implement because we will make it easy to understand. It will be your very own personalized plan!
The dreaded “B” word. A budget is nothing more than telling your money where you want it to go instead of wondering where it went. We will show you how to create your individual budget and have control over your money instead of your money having control over you. We can show you how to manage your budget to save for large purchases such as paying cash for a vehicle, paying for a wedding, or saving for a down payment for a house, to name a few. The budget gives you permission to spend YOUR money where you want it!
We provide guidance on understanding the options available to you through your workplace or personal investment options. We help you understand the options available to you and the impact of different choices on your life both now and into the future. We do not sell any financial instruments or provide advice on specific funds, investments or equity offerings.
We will help you understand the difference between these items and others:
- 401(K) or Roth 401(k)
- Traditional IRA or Roth IRA
- TSP or Roth TSP
What my clients are saying...
"I have been working with Carl for more than 3 months now and can absolutely say it has been the single best financial decision and investment I have ever made! Not just from improving my financial position, but as important from a lifestyle perspective. Wanting to gain control of my finances and establishing a plan to pay off my debt has been weighing on me for very long time, Carl has been so extremely helpful in educating me on setting goals, assessing my situation, building a plan, and sticking to it. His expertise and personal experience gave him major credibility in my eyes and he has an ability to communicate in a way that is perfectly easy to understand and apply to my own real-world. My work with Carl has changed my life nearly every way. I have been able to eliminate the constant stress that used to hang over me and the fear of the unknown event or expense that lurked around every corner. Now with Carls help, my money is working for me and I live with a sense of security, comfort, and confidence that I am controlling my future not at the mercy of every paycheck."
-Christopher M., Leesburg
"My husband and I very much enjoyed working with Carl. Both of us are in the financial industry and we thought we had a good handle on our finances and did keep a budget, sort of. Carl worked with us and gave us the tools to create a more specific and effective budget and spreadsheet to track our expenses. In just a few months we changed from scrambling when a larger than expected bill arrived or an annual bill we forgot about to planning ahead and allotting funds for everything. It's great to know the money is there when its going to be needed and to be able to spend without guilt! I also really enjoyed having something that was done "together" instead of the budget inciting an argument between my husband and I. Carl not only helped us with the tangible tools to get ourselves together, but the intangible - which is invaluable. Thank you so much Carl!"
-Tori & Dave T., Annandale
"I wanted to say how grateful I am that I met and worked with you this year. As I reflected upon 2016, around this time last year, I remember when I was a state of panic, depression, anxiety, all negative emotions! It was so hard to hide everything with a smile. I knew that my financial situation was not only depleting my monetary account, but also my spirit.
"When I first started coaching, I had lost hope of getting in control of my finances and getting out of debt. I needed a path and you provided it. In less than 30 days, I’m excited about my financial future and have hope again. I’m on a path to be debt free in less than 28 months! I feel empowered with my finances now! Thank you!!"
-Kristy S., Alexandria
"Completing a monthly budget and planning ahead has totally revamped how we think of and handle our money. Both of us are now involved in the budgeting decisions, provide equal input, and understand what’s going on with our finances. Before coaching, Nicki experienced anxiety with our finances and that is now gone! Her seeing the budget and having our plan written out has been extremely helpful. Because of coaching, we have improved our communication with each other regarding money. All of the goals we set out to achieve through coaching have been met! We now have a plan with our finances! Thank you, Carl!"
-Ben and Nicki B., Alexandria
"Thanks again for spending the time with us yesterday to start our budget with a clean slate and a forward looking attitude! In less than 24 hours, we already feel tension has been alleviated! One thing I’ve already noticed is the lack of guilt. I need to order my son a birthday cake today and normally would feel guilty about spending anything, but now know it’s OK because we have budgeted for it and I know how much I have to spend. Cheers for the small victories!"
-Alex and Adrian M., Arlington
"You helped us accomplish all of our goals and more! We are doing much better in terms of eliminating debt, paying cash, being more mindful with discretionary spending, and most important of all, we’re communicating better!"
-Greg and Amy S., Leesburg