Financial Coach + Life Coach

Hi, I’m Tina Antrim.

As a former chronic spender, I understand the stress and anxiety that occurs when overwhelmed with debt and living paycheck to paycheck. I made a good income, but I spent money out of boredom and the desire to look good and fit in. I also made a lot of mistakes and stupid decisions that dug a deeper hole. I still remember the shame, embarrassment, and disappointment in myself that I felt at the time.

I was sick and tired of being on a financial roller coaster.

One day, I came across a book called the “Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey, and it changed my life. It gave me some practical advice and tools to start making some changes.

I had to take a hard look at my habits around money and create a plan to get out of debt and start building wealth. It wasn’t easy and it took several years of intentional spending and saving, but I have been completely debt free (including my mortgage) for several years now, and it still feels amazing!

My mission is to help YOU find that same clarity, confidence, and financial security. I love seeing that spark of hope in my client’s eyes when they realize that they have power over their money, not the other way around, and they start to get excited for their financial future.

Fun Facts About Me

  • I’m mom to Katie, my 12-year-old adopted shelter cat.

  • I love listening to contemporary Christian music

  • I’m older than I look (but I’m not going to tell you how old!)

  • I graduated from both Purdue University (Bachelor’s) and Indiana University (Master’s) but my heart is with Purdue

  • I’m a published author of the bestselling book, “Escape the Paycheck to Paycheck Trap” (2019)

Relevant Education & Training

  • Institute for Life Coach Training—Board Certified Coach

  • College for Financial Coaching

  • Dave Ramsey Counselor / Financial Coach Master Training

  • M.S.Ed in Counseling Education

Note: Although I have completed Dave Ramsey’s Financial Coach Master Training, I am not in employment or agency relationship with Ramsey Solutions or any of its affiliates.

Relevant Experience

  • 29+ years as a High School Guidance Counselor

  • 10+ years as a Financial Life Coach

“I found myself suddenly single again. My having a wise counselor came strongly recommended to me in my turn of events and most fortunately, I found Tina Antrim. I found Tina not only to be wise but, necessary in this new chapter of my life: Having been emotionally shaken, deep in grief and knowing that I needed accountability. Tina has been a stalwart (defined: loyal, reliable and hard-working) mentor during the past almost three years. She’s a strong role model and friend. In Tina, I found a like-minded Christian, with strong references, to be calm, supportive and instructive. I have much to attribute to Tina in my finding sanity and process in my finances and the “umph” to push on in making progress. I hurtled over many goals and changes, including not only getting settled into my new life and becoming a small business owner, but the month in, month out counsel and motivation. I am blessed beyond belief in God’s graces and provision and know that Tina is a Godsend.” — Anna R.