from Samantha on 11 Dec 2015
With eight kids and a nanny, it’s not always easy to track expenses. I came into Tim’s program having little involvement in our family’s finances. My husband worked in finance and he had always taken care of this. At the same time, I was very busy and stretched with just caring for the kids. With the economy’s downturn, I knew I needed to have a better overall sense of where we were financially, but making the time to understand this big family operation was overwhelming. Tim took the time to break down the action steps, so I could get a better handle on my daily expenses without feeling completely overwhelmed with the process. I started getting a grasp on all our monthly household expenses, which wasn’t easy with three teenagers and a nanny who all had credit cards. Tim taught me how to use an envelope system and I began paying for things with cash to better understand where our money goes on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This was hugely helpful for me. I never liked the idea of credit cards, but somehow they became associated with ease and convenience, even down to the level where I could swipe a card and hold a baby at the same time. In actuality, credit cards were distancing me more and more from the big picture. I realized in tracking our expenses over several months, that I spent way more than I realized on groceries (a ton more!), kids activities, and eating out…all those expenses I thought we ‘just have’. I started questioning where I spend money, even going so far as to challenge myself on where my kids go to school. Although some things didn’t change and we decided to keep certain expenses like household help, the exercise alone made me grow so much. I think about daily purchases so differently now.
We have always been blessed with a healthy family income, but this process allowed us to see where expenses were just “happening” to us. My husband and I, with Tim’s help and insistence, took several dates to sit quietly and think together about what we really want long term, and see where we agreed. We realized in the process that having a vacation home means more to us than private schools, and we are working hard together now to hone our expenses so we can achieve our dream of having a lake house in the next few years. I no longer feel removed from the process, and I feel so empowered by spending with cash. It makes me think every time I buy something in a way that I never did with credit cards. I highly recommend Tim for couples who need help getting on the same page and understanding their mutual long term goals.
Additionally, I also want to say that I really recommend Tim for moms. He had a way of communicating to me that I understood. This was not a process I felt comfortable with at the beginning. It just wasn’t ‘my thing’ and I had trouble with all the numbers. But Tim broke it down for me in concrete steps that I could easily adopt and make my own without any fear. If you need help getting involved in your family’s finances and understanding where the ‘holes’ are in your finances, Tim can help you. If you are a mom like me and find yourself spending for convenience and losing track of your kids costs’ with school supplies, activities, lessons and clothing, Tim will help you find a system that works for you. Having a coach like Tim really makes this process so much easier and sustainable.
from Tracey on 30 Aug 2015
I love the system and it makes it so easy to stay within the budget. The clarity is great… the money is either there or it isn’t…total relief. Thanks for your help, this is so exciting!
from Trecie on 01 Jun 2015
Back in April 2013, my $16,000 debt was paid in full. In December 2013, I was back in over $15,000 of debt. Some of it was unexpected. Some of it I deliberately took on. Yet, I needed to find out what mindset, attitudes, and behaviors caused my account to repeatedly bleed red, interrupt the pattern, and prevent it from happening again.
Enter Tim Mann. Tim’s holistic finance coaching was simple, yet profound. He invested time in listening to my life and then offering wisdom, encouragement, inspiration, support, sound advice, and practical assignments each week to keep me moving forward.
Since coaching with Tim, I have paid off over $5,000 in debt and other expenses, started an Emergency Fund, lost two dress sizes, gained greater self-confidence, and developed another stream of income.
I am a stronger, wiser, healthier, financially savvier, and more empowered person now in April 2014 than I was in January 2014 when I first started coaching with Tim.
If you want a mindset and money makeover… If you want to have money on your own terms… If you want to live life on your own terms… Coach with Tim Mann.
from Nathan & Joanne on 21 Feb 2014
Life before working with Tim:
Despite being married for 7 years & having two children, we were still managing our finances separately. We were both earning good money but were unsure about whether or not we were saving enough of it, let alone, whether we were putting our savings in the right places. We were also struggling with work/life balance, feeling that we weren’t doing enough of the things that really mattered to us. On top of this we were stuck in the gray area of whether to stay and rent in the city or move and buy property in the suburbs. All of the above was holding us back from making decisions important for our future together. Without really recognizing it we were growing more and more frustrated with each other.
Life after working with Tim:
Tim helped us fully combine our finances and create a working joint budget that balances being smart for our future while also allowing us the freedom to enjoy the present. He also helped us set out joint and personal goals to work towards, leaning into our passions, which has given us a much better work/life balance. Tim taught us the art of visualization, a technique that has not only encouraged us to dream bigger but has impacted our lives for the better – the results being impressive promotions, financial rewards and accolades in both of our careers, in a very short period of practice. In addition to the above, Tim also helped us review and reallocate our investments making sure our money was working as hard as possible for us. We also learned valuable tools of communication that have helped us better work through difficult topics and decisions together.
Happily ever after:
There is no doubt that Tim has made a huge impact on our lives. We continue to check in with him once a month to keep us on track, as well as to work on the inevitable curve balls and questions that life throws our way. He is now not only a trusted adviser, but a friend to us, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him as a wonderful financial coach. He is extremely qualified and knowledgeable in multiple areas, he has a strong aura of professionalism, but is extremely warm and empathetic. These qualities were extremely important to us when opening up our lives to him. He brings a human side to financial planning which is difficult to find. He has empowered us to feel confident and in control of our own finances and to start enjoying the things that really matter.
from Omar on 06 Sep 2013
Tim is a great resource for anyone who is trying to balance out all the things that are in motion in our world and daily lives. From compartmentalizing your thoughts to focus on what’s important to providing valuable tools to entrepreneurs and those who are self-employed. I recommend his services to anyone looking to get a better grasp on their daily lives as well as those who just need an extra voice to help them achieve amazing things in life.
from Ross on 04 Sep 2013
Thank You, Tim for the words Gentle Touch Dentist as my brand. That’s my commitment, to be the most gentle touch dentist ever.
from Christina on 02 Sep 2013
I highly recommend Tim and the services he provides.
from Nia on 24 Aug 2013
His approach is very genuine and heartfelt, definitely motivating, and always well-received.
from Roger on 16 Aug 2013
Tim has a passion and keen sense of how to get the best out of you. Tim will teach you how to be the leader of your life, enjoy your life, and be the success that you ought to be. He unblocks any fears or trepidation. He will clear your mind so that your career, relationships, and life will flourish. I felt empowered when working with Tim. I highly recommend him!