Debt-Free Forever: Take Control of Your Money and Your Life
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She doesn't BS you into believing there is some magic potion that can erase your debt and give you savings *just like that*. She just serves up reality with a heavy dose of encouragement and shows you that it is reasonable to get yourself out of consumer debt i ...more
This book is really meant to be a step-by-step workbook about how to get your financials in order. If you have ever seen her show, this is what the couples go through, and includes the steps you don't see in the show.
I have read through it once, and my husban ...more
Review: As someone who accumulated a rather large student loan debt, I appreciate the knowledge I gained from this book. I already had a budget and timeline to pay off this whopping debt in less than ten years however, this book helped put everything into perspective and helped me tweak several goals I have. With the charts and calculations provided, it makes it easy to follow along as I'm horrible with numbers. My goal was to pay my loan and any credit card d ...more
Her no nonsense approach, complete with not so gentle scolding at the generally dumb things people do with money, was exactly the tone and common sense needed to help deal with such a mess.
Highly recommend to anyone serious about taking on their mounting debt.
The verdict? Very much like Dave Ramsey in tone. She tells you to get your act together. She does the tough-love thing. Th ...more
If you're afraid to open your bills, if you've never added up how much you owe, if you can't even imagine being debt-free, it's time to join the thousands of people Gail Vaz-Oxlade has helped. Her straightforward approach to money management is based on self-control, hard work, and prioritizing what's really important. Debt-Free Forever is Gail's step-by-step guide, and she'll show you how to:
figure out how much you've actually been spending
- calculate how much you owe-and what it's costing you
This book was ok. It wasn’t practical to my life. It offered a lot of information on deep financial troubles, which I don’t have, but if you do, you may find useful. The most disappointing aspect was the fact that she references all of her worksheets, but you can no longer access them as her website is out of commission. Highly disappointing.
I've written 13 books on personal finance, hundreds of articles for the financial media, ...more