Item description for Debt-Proof Living: The Complete Guide to Living Financially Free by Mary Hunt...
Outline ReviewThere are plenty of heavily pedigreed personal-finance experts dishing out good advice, but not many who know what it's like to have to eat ramen all month to make a car payment. On the other hand, there's Mary Hunt, a recovered credit card addict whose free-spending ways landed her family in the middle of $100,000 of unsecured debt in the early 1980s. Pulling herself out of that morass gave Hunt the courage to strike out on her own as a writer, motivational speaker, and the brains behind The Cheapskate Monthly, a newsletter and Web site (www.cheapsk8.com) dedicated to promoting the art of living within one's means, a message that grows ever more urgent as the average American family struggles each year to pay $1,200 in interest alone on revolving, unsecured debt.
While Hunt's previous books have echoed some consistent themes--debt bad, saving good--they've addressed a hodgepodge of different areas: building financial confidence in women and kids, doing Christmas without a stack of credit cards, tips for gourmet cooking at low cost. In Mary Hunt's Debt-Proof Living, Hunt finally puts together a financial primer for all--whether retirees trying to decide when to start drawing Social Security or teenagers ready to sign for their first college loans. Security, according to Hunt, is built with simple tools: tithing, saving, paying off debt, creating a contingency fund for emergencies, driving used cars, owning a home, having insurance.
Although Hunt's "been there, spent that" zeal and warmth have turned her into the Ann Landers of personal finance, she's not just an agony aunt for spendthrifts--business experts will find her a savvy marketer who's using her name and story to build, somewhat ironically, a very effective brand. That doesn't negate her sincerity, however, or the fact that her advice is sound, her formulas work, and her Rapid Debt Repayment Plan has kept increasing numbers of families out of bankruptcy. And finally, Mary Hunt's Debt-Proof Living is just a joy to read--its clarity and lack of condescension make it a perfect gift for anyone just starting to understand the basics of money. --Barrie Trinkle
Product Description Getting out of debt is only part of the plan. The reader learns how to give, save and build wealth using the Contingency Plan and Freedom Account along with the authors sound and proven principles.
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Studio: DPL Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.05" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2005
Publisher DPL PRESS #7249
ISBN 0976079119 ISBN13 9780976079118
Availability 0 units.
More About Mary Hunt
Mary Hunt is founder and publisher of "Debt-Proof Living(R)" (formerly "Cheapskate Monthly(TM)"), which has 35,000 print subscribers and an average of 800,000 website hits per month. Her books have sold more than a million copies, she was the financial columnist for "Woman's Day" magazine, and her daily newspaper column is syndicated through United Features. The author of "7 Money Rules for Life," Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as "Good Morning America," "Oprah," and "Dr. Phil." She and her husband live in California.
Mary Hunt currently resides in the state of California.