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Publisher's Summary

Popular blogger Anna Newell Jones of AndThenWeSaved.com delivers this self-help manifesto that reveals how a "spending fast" will help you get on the road to living debt free.
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.
©2016 Anna Newell Jones (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Amy Markham on 05-10-16

Such an inspiring book!

I loved this. I was worried I wouldn't learn anything new since I've followed Anna's blog for so long. I was wrong, and now I have some action items to start on.

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By Silofish on 05-03-17

Story - thumbs up / Narration - thumbs down

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better narration. I felt like the narrator was putting on a dramatic performance rather than reading a self help book. I wish the author would have read it, would have been easier to listen to and more authentic.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

overall story was okay

How could the performance have been better?

less dramatic narration

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living?

All of the testimonials scattered throughout the book.. it's not a bad program she is touting/selling but it gets a little sales pitchy at times

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

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