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From life on the streets to financial peace, Chris and Amanda are no strangers to struggle—but they’ve overcome the odds.
“I sold marijuana on the streets,” Chris said. “When I was 13, it was actually a neighbor of mine that got me into it.”
That was his life for 25 years until he became one of the biggest marijuana dealers in his hometown. But it was a rough way to live, and something had to give.
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After his best friend Richard was killed in a violent home invasion, Chris wanted revenge. He was in his car on the brink of making a terrible decision, when he changed the radio station and discovered Dave Ramsey talking about God.
The Dave Ramsey Show immediately struck a chord with Chris. As he listened, his anger was replaced with the desire for a better life.
“Dave always talked about integrity and hard work, and here I [was] with ample opportunities that I’ve had along the way to get away from that lifestyle—but I just never did,” Chris said.
Chris brought Dave’s principles home to his wife, Amanda, but she was skeptical. Still, she agreed to give Financial Peace University a shot. It took 31 months, but they were able to pay off over $47,000 in debt—all while Amanda stayed home with their daughter!
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Today, Chris has a message for those living on the streets: It’s not too late to change.
Watch their amazing story to learn how Chris and Amanda went from rock bottom to winning with money in just a few short years.
If you’re caught up in the money struggle, Financial Peace University can help you through it. Find a local class today to get started!