Giveaway: Win FREE financial planning sessions!

We bet that, like us, many of you made New Year’s resolutions to get your finances in order this year.

But there are only a few days left in January and we haven’t quite started yet.

This giveaway can help!

freedom-5-one-logoIf you don’t know where to start, financial planner Chris Haas of Freedom 5:one Ministries can help you start to navigate any and all of these money issues you may have: setting up a budget; paying down debt; saving for the kids’ college fund; starting a retirement fund; and drafting a will.

You can win four, one-hour sessions with Chris in this giveaway.

You don’t have to be in debt to sign up for this giveaway, but he can help deal if you are. Chris is a professional all the way and will keep your information confidential. We did a giveaway with Chris a few years ago and the winner, Lynette Duncan, had this to say about her experience:

“My husband, Peter, and I read Larry Burkett’s books when we first married, so we knew the importance of living on a budget and the benefits of using an “envelope system”.  More recently, we read Dave Ramsey’s books, and these reinforced concepts for us.  However, we knew there were gaps in our financial planning.

We needed a lot of hand-holding and prodding to take care of things like life insurance and wills. One thing that held us back was lack of know-how.  Chris gave us information that we needed and answered questions for us until we knew what we needed to do and how to do it.  Meeting with Chris provided the catalyst and accountability to get things done.

The best thing about meeting with Chris was that it was personalized advice.  He met us where we were and helped us move forward.  That’s not something we could find in a book or a seminar.”

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Chris, Tiffany and kids/Photo credit Ryan Klintworth

ABOUT CHRIS HAAS: Chris is the founder and President of Freedom 5:one Ministries. He’s passionate about helping people achieve financial health and has coached hundreds of people to create financial plans to help families experience financial freedom.

Chris is a graduate of the UA in Finance, received a Master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and is a member of Northside Rotary. He worked as a financial advisor with Clement Financial prior to starting the non-profit organization. Freedom 5:one is a member of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. 

Chris and his wife Tiffany (who has the awesome local business Spaces of Grace Interior Decorating & Design) have four children and live in Fayetteville. You can reach Chris at Freedom5one[at]yahoo[dot]com or learn more at

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d like Chris’ help with knocking down debt — or just talking through your future financial goals and how best to start reaching them now — you can throw your name in the hat by clicking on the words “post a comment” at the bottom of this post and answering the question, “What would you do if you were suddenly gifted with a large amount of money?”

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning this financial planning package, just share! Email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. The email is

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For more information about Chris and Freedom 5:one Ministries, click here. Or call Chris at 479-713-0070.


  1. Tithe, pay down debt, put some in savings. My husband and I both went back to school mid-life and changed careers, so we have the income of people in their twenties with the responsibilities of people our age (college and cars for kids, etc.). Yikes!

  2. 1st and foremost, we would give to the Lord because he would be the reason we received the money. Then we are all about helping people, so we would give to our family (extended too) and of course give to our favorite charities. We have some family dreams we would invest in too!

  3. I would pay off all my bills and my family’s bills. A fresh start. And a new house if there was enough left over!

  4. I would want to consider buying a home and get out of renting and set money in an educational fund or mutual fund. Although my van is paid for it has 150,000 miles on it and would need money set aside for either repair or a new vehicle. I also would like to help my teen purchase her first used car in the future.

  5. I would pay off our house and get a maid! Well I would like a maid but a large extended family vacation would rank higher on the list!

  6. I would pay off our debt and hire someone to help with housework so I could spend more of my time with the most important people, my 5 kids.

  7. I would pay off all if my debt, help my family with their debt, create a savings, go on a relaxing vacation with my family and help those in need in my area!

  8. Probably go see someone like Chris so I would know the best way to deal with the “large amount of money”!

  9. I would pay off our debt first, then put some back for savings for our 4 kids, help my family pay off their debt, give some to either a charity or something close to our hearts, maybe get a bigger vehicle so everyone fits, and the rest would go in savings. If any is left we would go on a family vacation:)

  10. Pay off the last of our college debt and pay off our house. And if there’s more left over, think about buying some land so we can feel more at home (we both grew up on farms).

  11. We’d pay off the rest of our college debt, start saving for our children’s educations, build up our emergency fund, and shedule a babysitter once a week so we could have a date night!

  12. My husband and I have discussed this topic before and we thought it would be awesome to do a promotional through the local radio stations to have people nominate a family in financial trouble. We would select one or two to bless by paying off their mortgage, car loans, and utility bills for one year. We also thought it would be fun to get in line behind random families that are obviously buying groceries for their family and pay the bill.

  13. We would replace our cars, put some away for college, give some to the church, and use some to go on a family mission trip!

  14. First and foremost tithe to our favorite ministry. Then pay off all our debt. If there was still some left over I’d want to take a family vacation since we haven’t been on a proper vacation since our honeymoon 10 years ago!

  15. Pay bills/debt…… because of the market crash we are upside down in our mortgage……….. almost getting foreclosed meant every spare dime went to catching up the house payment……. sometimes we had no other option but to use credit for basic necessities……… now we are drowning……help/focus/support would help our marriage and future….

  16. I’d tithe first. Then, I’d pay off our house. The rest I’d invest towards our retirement and my daughters’ education.

  17. Twelve percent goes to God via several ministries I support. Then I would pay off my car loan and mortgage (my only debt, as I pay off credit cards every month.) Finally I would take the rest to secure my retirement, help my children and siblings to become debt free, and secretly help those in need.

  18. Depending on the amount of money , but first thing would be to tithe to my Church, pay off bills. and if I had enough, I would help pay off family bills..

  19. I would pay off the mortgage and some other small debt, then get my children’s college savings squared away. I would love to be financially sound enough to be able to contribute to others needs as well.

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