Wake up to the dream of a debt-free life

Dr. C Marie managed her professional life responsibily serving as a highly effective teacher in the field of education.  Her 32 years in the classroom brought her 

great joy recognized by family, friends, colleagues and students.


However, C Marie’s financial life reflected a different story. Throughout the 

years, she was buried in debt compromised of student loan debt, credit card 

debt, car loan debt, and bank loan debt. In 2012, after stuggling in silence for 

decades, C marie made the life-changing decision to tackle her massive amount of

 accumulated debt.


Following interviews with people of different ages, backgrounds, and marital 

status, C Marie acknowledged the first step for success as the most challenging. Taking that first step along the pathway for succes.


C Marie became free of debt in November 2016. Excited about the possibilities for helping others, she chose to create Puzzle Pieces to Pathway, LLC, with a 

mission to guide others along a path toward a financially-free life.


Wake up to the dream of a debt-free life Guidebook

Wake Up to the Dream of a Debt-Free Life Guidebook is designed for use as a companion book for Wake Up to the Dream of a Debt-Free Life. Thought-provoking questions, related activities, and resources included in this book are connected to content found in Wake Up to the Dream of a Debt-Free Life and intended for guidance and support in the journey toward financial freedom. This book may be used as an individual guide or for book clubs or small groups. 


Dr. C Marie, author of Wake Up to the Dream of a Debt-Free Life,has been a dedicated life-long learner and highly effective teacher, professor, and dean in the field of education. For most of her fulfilling career, however, she struggled with personal money management and carried a massive amount of debt. As she created a pathway for success to become free of debt, C Marie experienced life-enriching outcomes along the way. In December 2016, within a month of becoming free of debt, C Marie made the decision to create Puzzle Pieces to Pathway, LLC (PP2P) with a mission to guide others in the journey toward debtfree living.


Join the journey. Join the journey toward debt-free living!


book reviews

"Isn't it amazing how some authors capture your attention and keep you wanting to read just a little more before you put the book down? Dr. C Marie had years of debt struggle and then she successfully became debt free. Now she is willing to share her story with others and she so capably does so. Her words of wisdom continue beyond being debt free and in her words, utilize our "talents to pursue our purpose and support one another (pg 76)."

                   - Frank Stovall, author of "Investing For Fun- and Profit"

"Loved this book on so many levels! I loved the author's special memories and could identify with so many of them. Not only does the book help you learn to live debt-free, but it also helps you to live a purpose-filled life. I recommend this book highly!"

                  Carolyn Blount

"It is one thing to read a book about how to get out of debt - it is quite another thing to read a book by an author who shares her “journey to debt-free living” in such an inspiring and empowering way. You will be encouraged by C Marie’s stories and strategies. Her words are gracious and genuine. Possibly, if you’re like me, you will be challenged to be a better manager of time, talents and gifts as well as money. Well done C Marie! I highly recommend!"

                 - R. Lantz

"I really enjoyed this book and how it tied together the important "puzzle pieces" we each have in life between finances, faith, and relationships. With each page the book got better and better. It is such a heartwarming and inspiring story that enables others to see how true behavior change can make a difference between being in tremendous debt to becoming completely debt free."

                  - Kathy

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