Do debt: Pay as we go use cash and debit cards rather than credit cards. Live without debt. No delinquencies: Pay bills on time avoid late payments and late fees. No deficits: Live below our means spend less than we earn. My goal is that you will discover more about yourself than you do about money by the time you complete this experience. That is why I call it the dfree® lifestyle. I never learned to manage money. What I did learn was to manage my life and then use money to reach my goals. That is what this workbook is designed to help you accomplish also. Our motto is Say Yes to No Debt. Our foundational Bible verse is Proverbs 22:7 (NIV): The rich rule over the poor; and the borrower is slave to the lender. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.
A “New York Times”-bestselling author–and one of the most controversial men in corporate America–blows the lid off the banking and credit card industries.
Strategies and tools to live debt free
The world of borrowing and debt management has changed dramatically, leaving people confused about how best to secure their financial future. This book is the only guide with detailed advice to help you become debt free or master the debt you have, based on the latest laws and new government programs and policies implemented under the Obama administration.
Is the information and advice on debt management different than in years past? Definitely. In this savvy, engaging guide, bestselling financial expert Jordan Goodman will tell you how to
Win the mortgage game: avoid foreclosure, obtain the best refi, and modify your mortgage even if it is “under water” Clean up your credit report and dramatically boost your credit score Negotiate new terms and payments for burdensome medical bills, student loans, and credit cards Protect yourself from the devastation of identity theft Master the new credit card rules, and avoid the rate and fee traps Learn a revolutionary strategy that will help you become mortgage free in 5 to 7 years, change the way you pay all your bills, and save hundreds of thousands of dollars
Master Your Debt recommends many pioneering strategies as it lays out an innovative plan for achieving the elusive goal of financial success. The book is filled with helpful web sites, toll free numbers, associations and government agencies, and vetted companies and services to help you implement this advice. In today’s volatile economy, getting out of debt is the key to surviving and thriving, and author Jordan Goodman provides you with the strategies and tools to live debt free.
Debt is just like cholesterol. Too much of the wrong kind can kill you. But too little of the right kind can be a problem too.
Just as not all kinds of fat are equally bad for your health, not all kinds of debt are equally bad for your wealth.
Jon Hanson learned about debt the hard way, barely surviving his own “near-debt experience.” Now he can help you avoid the same fate. Good Debt, Bad Debt doesnÂ’t offer quick-fix solutions. This isnÂ’t optimistic taffy to soothe your ego. ItÂ’s about embracing the reality of where you are financially and working to improve your position. Hanson explains that “debt takes more than your money. It takes your freedom, time, peace of mind, and opportunities. Debt makes cowards of us all.”
Good Debt, Bad Debt concentrates on what you can do using your present income. It blends personal stories, research, history, and humor to build the argument for living life with a plan, instead of allowing yourself to be controlled by your emotions and impulse spending. With a new chapter on debt warfare, Jon Hanson will bring you out of the financial trenches and show you how to wage war against the most difficult personal economic pitfalls.
No Matter Where You Start, David Bach Can Help You Live and Finish Rich
With his national bestsellers Smart Women Finish Rich and Smart Couples Finish Rich, renowned financial advisor and educator David Bach has taught millions of people of all ages and incomes how to take control of their financial future. His message, that the key to building wealth is “values first, stuff second,” has inspired people all over the world. Now, The Finish Rich Workbook gives couples and singles alike a new opportunity to tailor his advice for their individual circumstances. Combining the down-to-earth, jargon-free approach that has made him so popular with the hands-on practicality of a workbook, this new addition to the Finish Rich series is like having a one-on-one session with David Bach. You will learn how to:
• Use the power of the Latte Factor™, David Bach’s international recognized approach to building wealth on a few dollars a day.
• Apply the Debt Free SolutionTM, a powerful way to reduce debt quickly and repair your credit in the process.
• Organize your financial life in minutes with the FinishRich Inventory Planner™ and File Folder system, including a pull-out summary of where you stand financially.
• Craft a personalized FinishRich QuickStart™ plan–a to-do list for today, this month, and this year, so you can get started right away.
• Find the perfect financial advisor by using the FinishRich Advisor Questionaire™ to find, interview, screen, and score an advisor before you hire them.
Whether you’re working with a few dollars a week or quite a bit more, Bach’s nine-step program will help you put the Finish Rich wisdom right to work for you.
First time in paperback. The #1 New York Times bestseller from the phenomenal author of The Courage to Be Rich.
The world’s most trusted expert on money matters answers a generation’s cry for help-and gives advice on
– Credit card debt
– Student loans
– Credit scores
– The first real job
– Buying a first home
– Insurance facts: auto, home, renters, health
– Financial issues of the self-employed
And much more advice that fits the realities of “Generation Broke.” If you are tired of struggling to make ends meet but don’t know a 401(k) from Special K, this book is for you. Aimed specifically at “Generation Broke”–those in their twenties and thirties who are working yet buried in credit card debt and student loans–this user-friendly guide offers a clear introduction to practical investing and money management techniques that can turn even a dismal financial situation around. Bestselling author Suze Orman has a knack for taking the fear out of money matters, and in The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous &: Broke, she shows readers how to set priorities and achieve goals, whether it is to buy a house or save for retirement or pay for a child’s education. She also offers inspiration to readers to face their financial problems and get started on a solution. After all, there is good news: young people still have the time to correct problems so that they will never be broke again. Readers who find terms such as diversification and IRA rollover scary–or worse, unimportant–will learn much from this book.
In these pages, Orman clearly and succinctly explains what a FICO score is and why it’s so important, offers the lowdown on stocks and mutual funds, provides career advice, and offers lots of tips on dealing with student loan debt, saving money even when times are tight, debt consolidation strategies, and the safest way for newlyweds to merge their finances. She also offers information on credit cards, including why canceling cards is not a good idea, when it makes sense to use them, and the best strategies for paying them off. It may not be the only money book you’ll ever need, but it’s an excellent place to start. –Shawn Carkonen
All About Suze Orman
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke is financial expert Suze Orman’s answer to a generation’s cry for help. An Emmy-award winner, Orman is the author of four consecutive New York Times® bestsellers, The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, The Courage to Be Rich, The Road to Wealth, and The Laws of Money, the Lessons of Life. The Money Book was written to address the specific financial reality that young people face today, and it offers a set of real, not impossible, solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead.
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The Courage to Be Rich The Road to Wealth The Laws of Money, the Lessons of Life Suze Orman’s Financial Guidebook The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom Money Cards: Words That Lead to Wealth You’ve Earned it, Don’t Lose It The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke, Audio CD Build Your Own Suze Orman Library
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We have all read the headlines featuring a fortunate college-bound student who received $100,000 or more in scholarship awards. Assuming that the scholarships were renewable annually, this amount could easily pay for four years of college at any American college or university. However, these success stories are the exception, not the rule. They are aberrations among the pool of millions of aspiring college students who submit scholarship applications to the hundreds of companies, foundations and non-profit groups that offer them. The reality is a much different, and sobering, picture. According to federal government estimates, the average undergraduate who borrows money to pay for college graduates with about $28,400 in student loan debt. 101 Scholarship Applications: What It Takes to Obtain a Debt-Free College Education was written specifically to address the issue of college loan debt, and help students and their parents identify scholarship opportunities, as well as develop strategies for submitting applications and winning awards. This book’s author, Gwen Richardson, is a parent who spent nearly two years carefully researching scholarship sources for her teenage daughter, who entered college debt-free as a freshman. The highlight of this book is a comprehensive listing of more than 200 scholarship sources, including award amounts, eligibility requirements and direct web site links. All sources have been vetted and researched for accuracy.
While financial disharmony can blow a marriage apart, financial harmony can bind it together. In this highly practical book, Mary Hunt helps couples bring the principles of intimacy-the foundation for harmony and debt-free living-into management of their money. These principles include acceptance, freedom, safety, and honesty in money matters, creating an atmosphere that unifies two lives into one.
Debt-Proof Your Marriage is packed with real-life advice that infuses readers with hope and direction. It covers everything couples need for managing their money in harmony, including how to:
* reconcile different money behaviors and beliefs
* let go of financial fears
* understand the basics of practical money management
* share financial work between two people
* manage roller coaster income
* successfully live debt-free
Hunt’s essential guide will help couples protect both their marriage and their money. With the interactive workbook, it’s ideal for small group study or pre-marital counseling as well.
Cam Reynolds has a problem. When Cam’s longtime boss Tom Colcetti dies and leaves control of his criminal organization to his predatory son Tommy, Cam may finally get the chance to run a crew of his own. But Tommy has his eyes on new business horizons, and Cam just made a mistake that could destroy Tommy’s heavy-hitting new partnership. Now Cam must struggle against violent forces of betrayal, lust, and greed as he attempts to either salvage his career, or get out of the game with his life still intact.