Live. Save. Spend. Repeat.

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Anderson, Kim. Live. Save. Spend. Repeat: The Life You Want With The Money You Have. Eugene, OH: Harvest House Publishers. 2017.

SUMMARY:
Paying off $93,000 in debt in only two years, blog writer and author, Kim Anderson, shares her strategies, skills, tips and results with readers who would like to do the same. Filled with personal stories and testimonies, various scenarios and examples, work pages and a sample budget, Live. Save. Spend. Repeat.  provides the necessary information and knowledge to live according to your means while enjoying life.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Perfect as an inspiration to keep the financial New Year’s goal, Live. Save. Spend. Repeat. is full of motivation, coaching, ideas, and reminders surrounding a major goal of getting out-from-under with a workable budget, worksheets, options and personal motivators. Well-organized, well-written and well-tried, the approach makes sense and appears to be manageable while yielding possibly life changing results. A good guide for anyone hoping to meet goals, strengthen their financial health, or climb out of debt.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Live. Save. Spend. Repeat. from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review*

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How to Graduate Debt-Free

Ellis, Kristina. How to Graduate Debt Free: The Best Strategies to Pay for College. Franklin, TN: Worthy Publishing. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
In her timely new book, author Kristina Ellis shares her ideas, strategies, knowledge, and expertise on paying for college while staying out of debt. With nearly 70% of students graduating with close to $30,000 in debt, going to college, much less paying for college, may seem insurmountable. Yet in the book, How to Graduate Debt Free, students not only garner hope but some necessary wisdom on money principles, scholarships, financial aid, budgeting, and saving as well as making the most of your college years and studies.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As a very necessary topic albeit an ever-changing market for colleges and money, this informative book addresses and explains several payment options. Listing both advantages and disadvantages, paying for college is obviously not a one-size-fits-all option. In this book, however, Kristina Ellis examines many different methods in straight- forward style. As an up-to-date reference, there are definitely money saving strategies for choosing a college, saving before starting, working while attending, and ultimately, graduating debt free. Perfect for both students and parents alike, an absolute must read for anyone contemplating college.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of How to Graduate Debt Free from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*

Debt-Proof Living

Hunt, Mary. Debt-Proof Living. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
maryhuntWith personal experience, Mary Hunt explains, encourages and navigates how to get out of debt and continue to live without it. Everyone has payments these days (credit cards, loans, bills, etc) but not everyone knows how to manage them nor do without them each month. Mary Hunt, founder of Debt-Proof Living, shares how to get out of debt, why to get out of debt and how to stay out of debt…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Through definitions of the different types of debt, help tackling the reasons and habits of debt, explanations of the consequences associated with debt, and the enjoyment of being financially debt-free, Mary Hunt shares items which make logical sense yet are sometimes so hard to achieve. I truly appreciated the fact that the author has been there, drowning in debt but was able to come clean and make a new financial start for herself. Through tried and true practices, sensible and solid applications, and encouraging and empathetic thoughts, reading this book was like having my own personal financial adviser.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Debt-Proof Living from Revell Publishing for my honest review*