Rae Mayberry

Rae Mayberry

Written by Robert Nelson V In March of 2021, Rae joined Prosperity Connection. Her sight was set on the objective of better money management, debt elimination, and credit score improvement. We pulled Rae’s credit report during our meeting. Rae owed $74,000 in credit card debt, personal, and auto loans, as well as $3,000 in collections. Rae…

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What a Ride it Has Been

What a Ride it Has Been

A reflection from Kathy Siddens, our Executive Director Growing up in small communities, I spent a great deal of time at carnivals and, occasionally, had a ticket to Six Flags or Worlds of Fun when visiting my grandparents.  I was never a huge fan of the stomach-dropping rides but loved the atmosphere of laughter, enjoying the…

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Anthony

Anthony

Anthony is a veteran living with a disability who keeps an enduring, positive outlook on life. He was homeless until he found the Missouri Veteran Endeavor (MOVE-STL) which is a long-term housing facility for veterans located in the 24:1 Community footprint. As soon as he moved in, they referred him to start financial coaching. His…

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Lessons Learned While Buying My First Home: The Lending Process

Lessons Learned While Buying My First Home: The Lending Process

After helping many Prosperity Connection clients realize their goal of homeownership, financial coach Robert Nelson V purchased his first home last year. In a series of blog posts, Robert will share with you some of the lessons he learned as a first-time homebuyer. May 26, 2020, at 11am: On this day I became a homeowner….

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Budgeting – There’s An App for That

Budgeting – There’s An App for That

Budgeting Tips from one of our Former Financial Coaches, Hope Johnson If you need help getting your personal finances under control and sitting down with pen and paper and your bank statements just doesn’t sound appealing (and let’s be honest here, it doesn’t) – then a budgeting app may be just what you’re looking for. Now I…

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Brandii

Brandii

“I am humbled to be on this journey and so very grateful to all the people and organizations, like Prosperity Connection that have played a part” Meet Brandii Palmisano. She moved to the St. Louis area from Orange County, California in 2007.  After being offered a great job opportunity by her brother-in-law, she packed up…

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Becoming Your Own Bookkeeper: A Tool for Mindful Money Success

Becoming Your Own Bookkeeper: A Tool for Mindful Money Success

Many of us avoid getting real about our finances because we’re afraid of the skeletons we might uncover. However, taking the time to intimately understand your money brings its own kind of peace, because you aren’t saddled with the stress that comes with not knowing exactly where your finances stand. This is where becoming your…

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Amethyst

Amethyst

“It takes discipline, persistence, and a lot of inspiration to set a goal and stick to it, but it’s worth it. I see a path to my dream now. ” When we first met Amethyst in September of 2016, her primary goal was to obtain a full-time job and to decrease her expenses. Little did…

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Willie: A Long Journey to Home Ownership

Willie: A Long Journey to Home Ownership

“You can’t just look at the right now. It’s one step at a time. I’m going to take my credit score as high as it will go…and then I’ll have more choices, more freedom.” For years, Willie had been working to find the best pathway to improve his personal finances. “I have tried countless attempts,…

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Credit Triage

Credit Triage

You might be thinking, “Credit? You want me to think about Credit in a time like this? There’s a global pandemic happening credit is the least of my worries!!” Okay! I get it, things are a scary right now. Let’s think of this is triage credit building. If you have a good score, hopefully the…

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Steven

Steven

Two years ago, Steven had a lot of sensible ideas about managing money. He never wanted to be in debt, so he saved up for a house and paid in cash rather than taking out a mortgage. But not long after moving into his new home, a fire ignited while he was sleeping and the…

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