How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously: Based on the Proven Principles and Techniques of Debtors Anonymous

How to Get Out of Debt Stay Out of Debt and Live Prosperously Based on the Proven Principles and Techniques of Debtors Anonymous Out of the redDo this month s bills pile up before you re paid last month s Do you regularly receive past due notices Do you get letters threatening legal action if immediate payment is not made Do th

  • Title: How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously: Based on the Proven Principles and Techniques of Debtors Anonymous
  • Author: Jerrold Mundis
  • ISBN: 9780553283969
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • Out of the redDo this month s bills pile up before you re paid last month s Do you regularly receive past due notices Do you get letters threatening legal action if immediate payment is not made Do the total amounts on your revolving charge accounts keep steadily rising Into the blackWhether you are currently in debt or fear you re falling into debt, you are not alonOut of the redDo this month s bills pile up before you re paid last month s Do you regularly receive past due notices Do you get letters threatening legal action if immediate payment is not made Do the total amounts on your revolving charge accounts keep steadily rising Into the blackWhether you are currently in debt or fear you re falling into debt, you are not alone Forty million Americans from doctors to secretaries, from executives to the unemployed face the same problem and live under the same daily stress Based on the proven techniques of the national Debtors Anonymous program, here is the first complete, step by step guide to getting out of debt once and for all You ll learn How to recognize the warning signs of serious debt.How to negotiate with angry creditors, collection agencies, and the IRS.How to design a realistic and painless pay back schedule.How to identify your spending blind spots How to cope with the anxiety and daily pressures of owing money.Plus the three cardinal rules for staying out of debt forever and much This book is neither sponsored nor endorsed by Debtors Anonymous A recovered debtor, the author is intimately familiar with the Debtors Anonymous program.

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    1. How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously, by Jerrold Mundis It's a bad sign when I start reviewing book while I'm still reading it. If I'm taking the time to review, it means I'm not enjoying the reading, I'm not compelled to turn the pages, and I'm not finding the reason I'd hoped for--the why of my reading. With this book, I can sum my feelings up in one sentence:I hate books that take forever to get to the point.I will now elaborate:This author spends the first several [...]

    2. Mundis is the master of writing self-help books. I like this one especially because A) this book helped many people I know get out of debt and buy a home, B) this book continues to prove a tried and true guide to prosperity, and C) his writing is highly motivational. The motivation comes from clarity: what he writes about is the common sense thinking and behavior that many people with money problems don't want to exercise. For example, "'You don't have to go one more dollar into debt.' 'Sure I d [...]

    3. Excellent! I read this book a long time ago and I am still following the principles outlined in the book to this day. The tools described in this book are invaluable. They have definitely helped me get on the right track with debt and money. This book offers some very profound truths. Truths that debtors either do not want to see or really don't see because they are in such a fog with their finances and overwhelmed with debt. I think the most valuable tool is the spending record. With the spendi [...]

    4. This was such a helpful book!It identified my financial issues based on bad habits and emotional elements. It inspired me to clean up my act and stop some really self-defeating financial habits (under-earning, vagueness about finances, etc)I highly recommend to anyone who has financial stress

    5. Jerrold Mundis did an excellent job of making the debt monster morph from horrible beast to a tiny speck of dust. Debting is a nasty addiction that many of us are suffering from. Debting isn't who we are and changing our mindset is very important. We allow debt to control our lives, for what? Is this what we expected the American Dream to be. I refuse this form of the American Dream. I want no part of it.

    6. I am really inspired by this book, and am looking forward to putting its principles into action. Interestingly, it very much adheres to the SCRUM principles used in software engineering, predating that invention by 6 years or so. This is a very readable book, I like how each chapter is broken up into smaller digestible nuggets.

    7. I wanted to get advice on finance. This is first book that I read completely and want to return to again. I created an excel sheet of my own based on the book's layout and have been keeping track of my spending and planing to pay off debts.

    8. A little outdated, but had some good tips and information about why people go into debt and how to change those behaviors.

    9. I really love reading finance books and have read my fair share. I found a recommendation for this book on line. It discusses the techniques used by Debtors Anonymous. The book was written 30 years ago and talks about a new thing called debit cards :). Most of the things were similar to what I had read in other books. The one thing that I really liked was the idea of spending your money on things that really give you joy and reducing cost on things that are not as important. So if you really lov [...]

    10. This book gave me practical suggestions on changing my thought processes so that I can succeed in getting and staying out of debt! Wish me luck!!!!

    11. Finance guide Excellent read, information presented in the book is practical and easy to apply. If trying to get out of debt this book is a must read

    12. Well worth the readThis books may be about debt but it can help enrich your life in more than the financial area. Stress relief, dealing with ones negativity this book is a great easy read

    13. HelpfulVery useful, hit a few points that really drove home for me. Numerous examples were helpful. Recommended reading for sure.

    14. I would give this a 4.5.I really enjoyed this book. I read this not because I'm a compulsive debtor (thank goodness), but because I'm always interested in learning about other 12-step fellowships and have been learning a lot about financial stability lately. I think this is well-written with a lot of quickly-implementable, useful tools. Already I have tried a few and feel worlds more serene. The only thing that takes away from me is the chapter about couples and families. Personally, I don't bel [...]

    15. Whether you have $100 or $100,000 in debt, this book has many effective strategies for getting out of debt and staying out. I've read a few books about debt, and this one really does stand out above the rest.The first section of the book helps you deal with various "broken" views regarding money and debt, helping you understand why you might feel the need to debt. The second section helps put everything into perspective and take some stress off the way you think about your financial status. The [...]

    16. Explains well the mindfulness necessary to stop overspending and start living within one's means, and does so in a down to earth manner. Even with updates since first edition in 1988, a near complete ignorance of electronic spending/billing evident. In trying to point out that it is possible to live without any credit cards, offers lengthy, impractical, outdated steps to do so, making it look so archaic and cumbersome as to be impractical. Underestimates the necessity of some use of credit cards [...]

    17. This book started me on the road to getting out of debt. It basically started with more psychological ideas like asking yourself why you think you "deserve" to have more than you can afford. It also tells you to do things like make lists of where you want to be in 5/10/etc. years and to make a listing of how much you would have to spend on different areas (e.g clothes/eating out) that would make you feel totally prosperous. Those activities were nice to show you that you don't need *that* much t [...]

    18. Fantastic! Puts the lessons of DA into a simple formula for success. The author insists to put yourself and happiness first, and at the beginning, your creditors a distant second. This is repeated many times through the book, ad nauseam. Once you come up for air, put all the stared practices in place, described in a clear step-by-step fashion.Some of the examples are a bit trite, and lack true clarity. Also, the book is a bit dated, with outdated numbers, and unaware of new vehicles of credit. H [...]

    19. Lays out clearly and in detail how to do exactly what the title promises—a rarity in books, I'm afraid. The method described is essentially the 12-Step plan of recovery found in Debtors Anonymous (DA), so there is a spiritual component to this which ain't for everyone. But it's not so very spiritual as to be off-putting, and it's certainly not as woowoo as some New Age titles I've read. Altogether sensible and reasonable, which is *not* to say "easy". And don't be too quick to write it off if, [...]

    20. A standard for financial recovery since the '80's. A sister gave me this upon my graduation from high school (or college?) and I finally sat down to read it in January 2010. The information within, if followed and put into practice, will help someone (or me) get out of debt and develop the life he/she has wanted to have. Personally, I needed a book like this to help me find a direction and begin implementing a plan. I don't have it down perfect yet but the work has begun.

    21. Principles are sound in general but I thought it skimmed over the actual money management part and focused mainly on how did you get in debt, why you debt, etc. Plus, the references to Debtor's Anonymous and the program including a reliance on faith in a God were not my cup of tea. In all, a decent book but I'm still looking for one that will wow me in the how to be prosperous department.

    22. This book is OK. It has a lot of the same principles as Dave Ramsey--pay off debt, live on less than you make, use a budget. BUT, this author says that secured debt is not actually debt, which I find to be just wrong.

    23. I found that this book had a lot of good suggestions to help eliminate debt. It is based on the Debtors Anonymous program, but you don't have to be a member of that group to benefit from the ideas presented here.

    24. I really liked this book. I am really into personal finance and found the author very down to earth and easy to follow. He has lots of helpful and motivational ideas that I have not read previously (and I've read several). I may buy this one to have in my library.

    25. Very useful tips to help you get out of debt, prioritize your life, set your personal goals. I particularly liked the idea to set your 5 year, 1 year, 1 month, and 1 week goals to maintain focus, and that the book doesn't recommend austerity measures, but rather, finding balance in life.

    26. Was hoping to learning something new and interesting about money management because I think it is an important part of life. Unfortunately this book is more about the psychological aspects of debt and how to change your person not your money.

    27. There were parts in this book (many) that I completely disagreed with. Which is the reason for my low ranking, but I can't give a book wanting people to get out of debt a one start, so I gave it two :)

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