The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living

  • by Anna Newell Jones
  • Narrated by Carly Robins
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

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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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- Amy Markham

Unless you are a blogger/photographer mostly useless

One of the worst books I've ever read. I have an MBA, and it's not required for a "financial advice" book...but this was written by an amateur...not everyone has aspirations of becoming a professional blogger/photographer, and this author was so egocentric in thinking that what worked for them will work for everyone - because everyone wants to live the authors life right?! Not everyone is average or aspires to be average, and it seemed like it was mostly average to poor mindsets. Assuming the audience is completely ignorant, and needs this authors "success" advice is bad. Some people aspire for greatness. The technical advice provided burns so much emotional "energy" one wouldn't have any gas left if following most of the advice in this non-fiction advice book. Then the author goes on to recommend seeking a professional therapist, financial manager, spiritual teacher if you need any real help - in other words exonerating the self from any real professional responsibility. So it's just a cheesy story that "I had it bad now my life is okay so do what I did to be happy" - and this person's life sounds aweful. I'm mad because it's a best selling book and people are actually following a lot of the misguided advice out there.
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- Michael Floersh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio