Before their experience with NINE12, James expressed, "It was a stretch to say we were even living paycheck to paycheck." The stress of their own rising debt began to affect the way in which they lived their lives individually and together. Out of pure curiosity, James and Amanda visited a NINE12 workshop seeking help in releasing the burden of their debt from their lives.
At first, James and Amanda did not understand how the NINE12 principles could help decrease the gap between the amount they were earning, and the amount they were spending. After spending time with Candice, they were able to not only begin to save for the future, but give to those in need. NINE12 was able to help James and Amanda get to a position where they could begin helping others spend wisely and give generously.