Archives For Financial Wellness

Divorce rates remain high with money fights as the leading cause for separation. Each spouse thinks they aren’t doing anything wrong, yet neither is going anywhere financially.

Good Housekeeping found 60 percent of married couples partially mix their money, 30 percent keep separate checking accounts, and only 10 percent keep everything together. Is there a correlation or is this causation?  Listen to the podcast below, where Coach Justin was featured on the Financial Wellness Show.

Divorce rates remain high with money fights as the leading cause for separation. Each spouse thinks they aren’t doing anything wrong, yet neither is going anywhere financially.

Good Housekeeping found 60 percent of married couples partially mix their money, 30 percent keep separate checking accounts, and only 10 percent keep everything together. Is there a correlation or is this causation?

The best time for a couple to join their accounts is right after the honeymoon. When your accounts are together, everything is out in the open and there are no secrets.

To avoid the frustration of having to discuss every little purchase, couples can have their own “mad money” budget category, and they can deposit an agreed upon amount to that category every month.

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Some of the companies that have used our services include:

Ames Chamber of Commerce – Ames, Iowa
Genesis Development – Boone, Iowa
Haverkamp Properties – Ames, Iowa
Kreg Tool – Huxley, Iowa
Omnium (subsidiary of Land O’Lakes) – Hampton, Iowa
Quality One Commercial Cleaning – Ames, Iowa
Service Legends – Des Moines, Iowa
South Des Moines Veterinary Clinic- Des Moines, Iowa
TPI Composites – Newton, Iowa

I am excited to announce that Strong Tower Consulting has finished its first full year in business. Looking back, it doesn’t seem like it was that long ago. Here is a look at what was accomplished in our first year of offering help and hope in the area of personal finance.

  • Just under sixty clients
  • Thirteen speaking engagements
  • Two financial wellness programs at the workplace
  • 120 Facebook fans (in just eight weeks) Continue Reading…

mission statementI am asked all the time does personal finance coaching really work? Take a look at our most recent testimonial.

“We’re very grateful everyday for Justin’s willingness to help us. We want to express our gratitude to him for his hard work and confidence in us. We realized that in order to get the results we wanted; we needed to follow the advice given and be committed. Before we met with Justin…we were to the point of financial failure. We had recently bought a brand new Jeep (to add to our debt). We were behind in our monthly payments; $2,000 debt on our son’s monument, huge credit card debt, medical bills and we had no savings (with a few dollars in the checking account). Continue Reading…

Financial Wellness ROI

“The number one criteria to facilitate behavior modification are integrity. You have to be what you teach. This is followed very closely by passion. I’ve known Justin since moving to Iowa 5 years ago and he has consistently exemplified both, in spades. He has an excellent financial background and understands the pressures and practices of business, so he knows what he teaches and he delivers it in a way that draws you into the process on a very personal level. In preparing to offer the program, Justin and I spent many hours discussing why this was important to my business, exactly what I expected of the course (short and long term), and what resources were available to get it done. He then worked with me to tailor the schedule, class structure and cost elements to fill every need perfectly, well within budget. The bottom line is value. This program will pay off many times over in your business and in your employees’ lives.”

Dale L. Calendine, Plant Manager, Omnium – A Land O’Lakes Company