7 Money Rules for Life: How to Take Control of Your Financial Future

7 Money Rules for Life: How to Take Control of Your Financial Future

by Mary Hunt

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Overview

Americans young and old are flunking their finances. A shocking 77 percent live paycheck to paycheck with no savings. And 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement, while 49 percent could cover less than one month's expenses if they lost their income. In the face of this bleak financial picture, bestselling author and finance expert Mary Hunt offers 7 Money Rules for Life®. This no-nonsense and encouraging book gives readers the keys to get their money under control and get prepared financially for the rest of their lives. In her warm and engaging style, Hunt takes everything that she's learned over the past twenty years and boils it all down. Presented in a conversational style and readable in a weekend, this book offers applications for each of the seven rules as well as practical advice for how to recover from past financial mistakes. These simple, unchanging, basic rules work in every financial situation, for every income level, and for every stage of life.
Money mastery isn't really that hard. 7 Money Rules for Life® can help readers change their futures from uncertain to rock-solid with principles they can apply right away.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441236104
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Mary Hunt is founder and publisher of Debt-Proof Living® (formerly Cheapskate Monthly™), which has 35,000 print subscribers and an average of 800,000 website hits per month. Her books have sold more than a million copies, she was the financial columnist for Woman's Day magazine, and her daily newspaper column is syndicated through United Features. The author of 7 Money Rules for Life, Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as Good Morning America, Oprah, and Dr. Phil. She and her husband live in California.
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 Life, Debt-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 Colorado. Learn more at www.debtproofliving.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction 13

1 The Cost of Financial Ignorance 17

2 My Story 23

3 Financial Intelligence Will Improve Your Life 33

4 Rule 1: Spend Less Than You Earn 39

5 Rule 2: Save for the Future 63

6 Rule 3: Give Some Away 81

7 Rule 4: Anticipate Your Irregular Expenses 93

8 Rule 5: Tell Your Money Where to Go 99

9 Rule 6: Manage Your Credit 111

10 Rule 7: Borrow Only What You Know You Can Repay 127

11 Getting It All Together 145

12 The Irregular Income Challenge 155

13 Drowning in Debt 165

14 Which Bills to Pay? 175

15 An Invitation to Join Our Debt-Free Movement 181

Epilogue: It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Today 191

Notes 195

Index 199

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