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Previews of some recent posts: 

Meet Jane: Jane is a self-employed single mom who lost 60% of her business during the Great Recession in 2009. Due to lost income, she had to borrow money to make ends meet. Now, five years later, she is still working to pay that money back. With the help of mpowered’sfinancial coaching, Jane is hoping to pay back her loans in 18 months or less. See how she's doing.

Meet Matt: Matt is a writer and editor in Denver, Colorado. He is 38 years old, married with two young children, and has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. Matt is working with mpowered for guidance and concrete suggestions on how to become more proactive with money and the difficult choices it demands. Specifically, he hopes to gain confidence about future financial health. Read more about his experience with coaching. 

Meet Kevin & Alexis: Kevin and Alexis are college sweethearts and parents of two young girls. Ever since Kevin lost his teaching job, the couple has faced several financial difficulties while trying to regain their footing. They hope this opportunity to work with mpowered will not only help them, but also help to educate others going through the same thing. Learn more about their progress with their financial coach. 

Meet Alexa: Alexa is a 27-year-old graduate student with considerable student loan payments looming on the horizon. Without a substantial amount of savings to prepare for this debt payoff, Alexa is seeking financial coaching with mpowered to help her manage these upcoming payments, in addition to her monthly mortgage and credit card payments. Read more about what Alexa says "hit her like a ton of bricks."