Don works with individuals and families who are willing and ready to take ownership of their life and financial situation. His focus is to encourage people to live a comfortable life; free of anxiety, stress, and confusion when money is involved. Don’s goal is to help people get unstuck with their money matters and design a future that is suitable for them.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn. — Benjamin Franklin
After racking up almost $65,000 in student loan debt from college, I knew I had to pay it off in order to make tremendous progress in my financial life and besides, it kept weighing down on me.
I developed a nag to learn about personal finance after the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009. The effects it had on individuals and families were devastating and it became apparent for me to take control of my financial independence. Fast forward to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, the knowledge I’ve gained about personal finance is precisely the reason why my family and I have been able to live comfortably during these tough times.
Some of the not so smart things I have done with money: While in college I borrowed $5,000 from my student loan which was intended to pay for tuition, instead I attempted to buy a motorcycle which turned out to be a scam. I lost the $5,000 via an online scam.
Another mistake I made was in an effort to start investing in 2014, I came across an insurance sales agent who sold me an Index Universal Life (IUL) insurance product. Being naïve and not educated about money made me not question much.
He told me to invest as much money as possible for my future. I was clueless about investing and money in general. I took that to heart and invested $4000 which I later learned that any whole life or universal life or index universal life are all horrible products.
I got term life insurance and quickly cancelled the product and lost everything after a year. Dropping this IUL was intentional because my knowledge for personal finance was growing.
I paid off my student loan and credit card debts in 2015. Saved up and bought a house in 2016 and I currently don’t carry any consumer debts such as credit cards, car loans, student loans, payments on anything except my mortgage. My goal is to pay off my mortgage, become 100% debt-free, financially independent, give more, and enjoy life.
Don is a trained Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach.
I remember being very stressed out about my financial situation. Although I was working and making quite enough money to live a happy life, I felt very tight after every paycheck. Don came to me not only as a financial coach but soon he felt like a life coach. He is patient and truly non-judgemental. We were able to come up with a plan that not only got me to save more money but also to spend wisely. I am forever grateful for his compassion and determination to help get me on track! Kekah Financial Coaching was a lifesaver for me!
I saw an opportunity to make lots of money, working fewer hours. This meant I needed to switch careers and needed a decent credit report. My credit report was loaded with errors and more. Don worked with me to get things resolved. I got the 6 figure job that needed a background check. I also got a very high-level clearance. I have Don to thank for helping me take that first step and many baby-steps to clean up my credit and embrace financial freedom. Don is reachable, dependable, and very knowledgeable about financial matters. He is still my coach and he continues to guide me in the best direction to continue to make and grow wealth.
Donald Fon has been very instrumental in terms of my financial decision making and making smarter choices with my money. When I was younger I constantly found myself living from paycheck to paycheck which was very stressful and draining. I needed some help and turned to Mr.Fon. Mr.Fon advised me to open another account where I allocated a few hundred dollars from my bi-weekly paycheck, within a few months I realized that I had saved over a $1000 for emergency purposes… Mr. Fon has been extremely instrumental during my financial journey and I look forward to learning even more from him.