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Getting Control of Out of Control Money

Spending money as fast as she earned it, Cynthia found herself jobless and $30,000 in debt. She could have lost hope but she instead found it. See what she did to be free from debt and get her life back. Read Transcript


I WASN'T IN CONTROL OF MY

MONEY.

MY MONEY WAS IN CONTROL OF

ME.

BECAUSE I WOULD SEE

SOMETHING, AND I WOULD GO

GET IT.

I WORKED HARD FOR IT, AND

THOSE VOICES TELL YOU YOU

DESERVE IT.

Reporter: THAT'S THE

MINDSET CYNTHIA ADOPTED AS A

YOUNG CAREER WOMAN.

I WOULD CHANGE CARS EVERY

TWO YEARS BECAUSE THAT'S

WHAT I THOUGHT WE WERE

SUPPOSED TO DO.

I WENT ON SPENDING SPREES.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

MOST OF HER MONEY WENT TO

PAYING BILLS AND CREDITORS.

I REMEMBER I WOULD HAVE

TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME

WRITING EVERYTHING DOWN,

EVERY MONEY I WAS GOING TO

SPEND.

IF ANYTHING CAME IN $20

OVER, I WAS IN A BIND.

Reporter: SHE STARTED

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

I STARTED HEARING

PRINCIPLES THAT WERE VERY

FOREIGN TO ME, GIVE AND IT

SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU.

Reporter: SHE BECAME A

CBN PARTNER.

I REMEMBER WRITING THAT

FIRST CHECK.

I THOUGHT ANGELS WOULD BE

SINGING BECAUSE IT WAS A

HUGE SPHEP FO STEP FOR ME.

Reporter: SHE DIDN'T

HAVE A HANDLE ON SPENDING

AND HER DEBT GREW TO

$30,000.

THAT WASN'T GOOD.

THAT WASN'T THE WAY TO

LIVE.

Reporter: THEN SHE LOST

HER JOB.

CYNTHIA SAID SHE HAD TO

DEPEND SOLELY ON GOD, WHICH

WASN'T VERY EASY.

IT WAS VERY STRESSFUL FOR

ME.

ESPECIALLY ONE TIME I

REMEMBER PACING BACK AND

FORTH.

AND I SAID, GOD, I NEED YOUR

HELP.

I HAD $1.87 IN THE BANK.

Reporter: SHE RECEIVED

A LOAN FOR $6,000 AT A

WHOPPING 27% INTEREST.

CYNTHIA ADMITS SHE WAS

TEMPTED.

I'M THINKING.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THAT

THIS IS A QUICK ANSWER FOR

MY PROBLEM.

AND GOD SAID, IT MAYBE A

QUICK ANSWER, BUT IT ISN'T

THE ANSWER.

Reporter: AND EVEN

THOUGH MONEY WAS TIGHT, SHE

BELIEVES GOD TOLD HER TO

KEEP GIVING.

HIS SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION

WAS TO GIVE THE SAME AMOUNT

AS WHEN I HAD A JOB.

DURING SEVEN MONTHS OF

UNEMPLOYMENT, I NEVER MISSED

A CAR PAYMENT, I NEVER

MISSED A HOUSE PAYMENT.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

LANDED A JOB.

AND SHE SAYS GOD SHOWED HER

WAYS TO DOUBLE HER INCOME.

HE TOLD ME TO KEEP

GIVING.

HE TOLD ME TO DOUBLE MY

GIVING.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

INCREASED HER GIVING.

IN TIME SHE PAID OFF ALL OF

HER DEBT AND IS STILL

DEBT-FREE.

SHE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF

CBN'S CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE.

AND SHE SAYS SHE HAS AN

UNDERSTANDING OF GIVING AND

FAITH SHE NEVER HAD HAD

BEFORE.

I CANNOT GO WRONG

GIVING.

HE GAVE IT TO ME, ANYWAY.

WHEN I GIVE IT TO GOD, HE IS

GOING TO DO SO MUCH MORE

WITH IT THAN I COULD

IMAGINE, AND HE BLESSES ME

MORE ALONG THE WAY.

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