On Debt Free in 30 I interview many debt experts, but I don't often have the opportunity to speak with someone who has actually dealt directly with their own debt issues. We have conversations with clients every day, but it's very rare that one wants to open up about their story and help others from one debtor to another. My guest today is Dana Pharant. Dana operated a successful business that was doing more than a million dollars in sales. The business unfortunately experienced three major catastrophes, including a large customer stiffing her on the bill, and Dana turned to her personal credit to support her business. With more personal debt than she could handle, Dana reached out to the professionals at Hoyes Michalos in January 2012. We discussed her options with her and she decided to file a consumer proposal. Dana is pleased to report that in just a few months her consumer proposal will be paid in full. Like most clients, Dana weighed her options before making the decision to file. On today’s show she discusses that decision, and talks about her own business, and how she developed a money, and life, mindset.