Success Stories

Guidewell FInancial client and Board Member Martha Souder was recently interviewed by WCAO-FM Maryland Funtime host John Carrington to talk about how she repaid nearly $50,000 in debt through the DMP program and became a financial advocate.  

For years Kevin wasn’t able to get his spending and debt under control, but he knew he needed to do a better job of managing his money. In 2007, he enrolled in a debt management program...

When Candy and her partner Joanne adopted a son four years ago, it was the start of a very personal journey. For years they had struggled with their finances, and money disagreements had...

As 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,...

Bessie 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. She wanted to take charge of her...

When Damion Wolfe was growing up, his dad gave him good advice about money...

Phil 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 a house and Laura cut her work hours to...

Ever 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 a home. He heard about Guidewell...

Thomas 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 it, they had charged more than $80,000 on...

As 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 in the sun. I made bad choices with my money,...