The 250 Questions You Should Ask to Get Out of Debt

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As tens of millions of people have discovered, debt can be a crushing burden. It can tear down dreams and destroy lives. But debt can be avoided. With fiscal discipline and a clear plan, anyone can get out of debt and live debt-free. In the easy-to-read, accessible style of the 250 Questions series, authors...

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Overview

As tens of millions of people have discovered, debt can be a crushing burden. It can tear down dreams and destroy lives. But debt can be avoided. With fiscal discipline and a clear plan, anyone can get out of debt and live debt-free. In the easy-to-read, accessible style of the 250 Questions series, authors David and Marcia Rye explain how to:

  • Assess debt problems
  • Use home equity to get rid of debt
  • Cut college expenses
  • Live within a budget
  • Understand bankruptcy law
  • Stay out of debt
No one has to live in the shadow of financial insecurity any longer. When the economy takes a turn for the worse, it’s essential to get out of debt. With this book at their side, readers can conquer debt and secure their financial future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598699944
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/18/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Rye (Hometown, AZ) is president of Western Publications and has written several personal financial books including Two for the Money and 1,001 Ways to Save, Grow, and Invest Your Money. He began his career after receiving his MBA with honors from Seattle University and started Computech Corporation shortly thereafter, a company that specialized in developing human resource software. By the end of its third year, Computech enjoyed annual sales in excess of $40 million. David accepted an acquisition offer from Seattle First National Bank and the company was renamed First Bank Services Corporation. He remained with the company until 1980 when he joined IBM as a director until 2000, when he elected to retire "early" to devote all of his energies to writing personal finance and business management books out of his Scottsdale, Arizona office.

Marcia Rye (Scottsdale, AZ) earned her MA in business administration at Dominican University and spent several years in the commodity exchange at the Chicago Board of Trade, at Merrill Lynch, and at Bache.

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Table of Contents

Introduction V

Part 1 Challenging Debt 1

1 Dealing with Your Debt 3

2 Determining Where You Want to Go 10

3 Living on a Budget 17

4 Avoiding Debt Traps 23

5 Checking Your Credit Score 28

6 Consolidating Debts 32

7 Spending Less 37

8 Making Hard Choices 44

Part 2 Finding Money 51

9 Paying Yourself First 53

10 Searching for Hidden Money 57

11 Using Home Equity 63

12 Paying College Expenses 69

13 Controlling Credit Cards 75

14 Avoiding Bad Loans 80

15 Paying Off Debt 86

16 Getting Tax Money Back 90

17 Creating a Savings Plan 97

Part 3 Improving Your Quality of Life 103

18 Acquiring a Car 105

19 Making More Money 113

20 Buying a Home 116

21 Protecting Yourself with Insurance 125

22 Thinking about Retiring 134

Part 4 Putting It All Together 143

23 Assembling Your Financial Plan 145

24 Becoming Financially Independent 151

25 Staying Ahead of the Game 158

Appendix of Resources by Subject 162

The 250 Questions 167

Index 181

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