John Hansen—Reverse Mortgage Counseling

When They Came to Guidewell FinancialAs the oldest son in a large family, John Hansen is responsible for his parents’ finances. He takes this role very seriously. When his mother passed away unexpectedly, it became very clear his elderly father…

CCCS Now Offers Financial Coaching

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This month the agency plans to provide consumers with a new financial tool. It is launching a pilot Financial Coaching Program. According to Pam Wilson, who serves as Program Lead on the initiative, "Financial coaching fits closely with our…

Bessie Bailey—DMP

When They Came to Guidewell FinancialBessie Bailey has always been responsible. She worked, went to school full-time, and took care of her son and grandchildren. It’s not surprising that even a responsible woman like Bessie had financial challenges.…

Damion Wolfe—DMP

When They Came to Guidewell FinancialWhen Damion Wolfe was growing up, his dad gave him good advice about money—pay with cash, save for the future. But as a self-employed musician and songwriter, that wasn’t always so easy. Damion ended…

Phil and Laura—DMP

When They Came to Guidewell FinancialPhil and Laura began using credit when they were in college, back when credit card companies gave away T-shirts for signing up. For several years, they did okay financially. But especially after they bought…

Travis Kerr, Homebuyer—Pre-purchase Homebuyer Workshop

When They Came to Guidewell FinancialEver since he became a Baltimore County police officer, 24-year-old Travis Kerr has been saving to buy a house. Before he invested his money, he wanted to learn as much as he could about buying and owning…

Thomas and Cynthia—DMP

When They Came to Guidewell FinancialThomas and Cynthia had always had excellent credit. But when the economy took a downturn, and Thomas’s realty business faltered, they went from an annual income of $100,000 to $20,000. Before they knew…

Amos Malone—Emergency Savings/DMP

When They Came to Guidewell FinancialAs he approached 40, Amos Malone had his own successful delivery business. He’d always worked and loves being self-employed. But, Amos says, “All my life I was reckless with my money. It was just fun…