Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Debt-Proof Living by Mary Hunt

Mortgages, credit card balances, student loans, car loans, and home improvement loans have become a way of life. All that debt is putting not only our present at risk as we live paycheck to paycheck but our futures in jeopardy, as shockingly few of us have enough put away for retirement. But personal financial expert Mary Hunt wants you to know a radical but simple truth--you really can get out of debt and stay out of debt--for the rest of your life

If you have been struggling to pay the bills, if you feel like you just can't make your finances work, if you feel like your money situation is getting out of control, you need this book. It can change your life, just as it's changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of others already.

My review:
   I have seen Mary Hunt's books before, but never read one, although she writes about things I needed to learn years ago. When this one came up for review, I decided it was time to check out what she has to say.

  She covers a lot in this book. She talks about the kinds of debt, how to track where your money is going, how to get out of debt, how to save money,  and everything in between. One of the most interesting parts of the book to me was the section on credit cards. She doesn't go as far as Dave Ransey does in saying you shouldn't even have one, but she does set guidelines on how to wisely use them, what the ideal customer is to credit card companies.... and it isn't those who always pay off their balance.

  No matter what your financial situation is, or where you are in life, this would be a great book to read and study. This lady really knows her stuff, and has written a helpful and interesting book on how to live without going into debt.

About the author:

Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, a syndicated columnist, and a sought-after motivational speaker who helps men and women battle the epidemic of consumer debt. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living, which features financial tools, resources, and information for her online members. Her books have sold more than a million copies, and her daily newspaper column, Everyday Cheapskate, is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers. The author of several books, including 7 Money Rules for LifeDebt-Proof Living, and The Financially Confident Women, which won a Gold Medallion Book Award, Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as NBC's TODAY and Dr. Phil. She and her husband live in California. Learn more at

Debt-Proof Living is available from Revell, part of the Baker Publihsing Group.

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.