I didn’t think I could find two awesome books on Debt Payoff in one week, but alas, it has happened!!!! Last week I reviewed our friend Shannon’s book, and this week I had the pleasure of reviewing yet another new, exciting and super helpful book on fighting your way out of debt: My friend Hayley over at Disease Called Debt has published Achieving Debt Freedom: Defeat and Embrace the Debt Rollercoaster – How to Recognize and Overcome the Emotions Linked to Paying Off Debt .
Having read pretty much every personal finance book on the face of the earth, I’d become quite bored with the many books out there that give the same ol’ , same ol’ advice about debt: figure out what you owe, budget, and use extra cash to pay off the debt: blah, blah, blah. Don’t get me wrong: these books are amazingly helpful, but for people like me who’ve read them all and yet are still needing motivation to continue on the road to debt free, I needed something, well, different! I found it last week in Shannon’s book, and now here it is again in Hayley’s book!
The two things that I really loved about Hayley’s book is that it worked hard to define well why we get in debt in the first place, and why we stay in debt!! She also sprinkles her light-hearted, witty humorous style throughout, making the book a fun as well as an educational read.
Achieving Debt Freedom tackles the emotions behind our debt, and that’s a great thing because when we can learn to define and conquer our emotions regarding debt, then we can truly be successful at paying off our debt. Money and debt may be emotional, but that doesn’t mean we need to let our emotions rule over us, and Achieving Debt Freedom shows us in clear and easy steps how to identify and overcome the emotions related to our accumulation of debt, and how to become debt free as well, all in simple, easy-to-follow steps.
If you are in debt, or if someone you love is in debt, Achieving Debt Freedom is the perfect gift to help them gain control over their finances again. I highly recommend it.