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In 2009, young photographer Anna Newell Jones was rapidly suffocating under the weight of too much debt. An inveterate spender, she was in way over her head, to the tune of almost $24,000. She knew her debt was only going to get worse if she didn't take action, but she didn't know where to look for help. On a whim, Anna decided to go on a spending fast - an idea she heard in passing but knew little about. Creating her own method, she learned what worked and what didn't and wrote about it on her blog, AndThenWeSaved.com. Amazingly, Anna was able to eliminate all $23,605.10 of her debt in only 15 months! She was interviewed in Forbes, Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and the Chicago Tribune.
Anna's journey inspired people and showed them that they too could change the way they dealt with their own money woes. The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living takes listeners through a detailed, step-by-step plan on how to do a spending fast and get out of debt, including:
Creating a personalized debt-free life pledge
Understanding where your money is going when you're in debt and where it will come from to pay it off
Learning why putting money into a savings account before (or while) paying off debt may not be the best idea for you
Finding additional income sources and generating side gigs
Reintegrating spending into your life once you're out of debt so that you stay out of debt
Filled with do-it-yourself ideas, insight from experts, and tons of motivational tips and real-life practical advice, The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living proves that you don't have to win the lottery or get a new job to change your life.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
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By Jai Robinson on 12-02-16
Anna takes things a bit far and to a major extreme with suggestions like dumpster diving (which is not needed to get out of debt!). On the flip side, however, she offers a lot of resources such as websites to visit and a toll-free number to Opt-Out of those annoying "You're Pre-Approved!" credit card offers. So my plan is to take what I like (and what applies to my situation) and merging it with what I like from Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover to create a custom system for myself.
On a side note, I would highly suggest re-recording in Anna's own voice instead of using someone else. It would make the readers/listeners feel more connected to Anna, (when she is obviously trying to promote her website) and would give Anna the ability to make appropriate voice afflictions. This narrator sounded bland and boring, and that is because she obviously doesn't have a connection to the content.
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By Melinda - YarnderWoman on 11-03-17
The Money Guide Everyone Needs to Read
This book has excellent tips and huge inspiration for everyone - I can't wait to start my "spending fast" and stop wasting money. The advice in this book is accessible and applicable to anyone, no matter what your circumstance. I highly recommend this if you need a little extra push to get things sorted with your financial situation.