In Debt: Slavery in Disguise, Obi Anukwuem captures the travails and triumphs of living the American dream. From his experiences, he sheds light on the traps that can ensnare us when we want to live well. He consciously and subconsciously allowed negative influences from people and things around him get him sidetracked, but he knew it was mostly his own doing. He forgot his own life and began to live other people’s lives in an effort to belong. Through poor judgment, indecisiveness, weak principles, and greed, he accumulated huge personal debt. He realized that his spending habits would make his debt matters only worse if he did not do something urgently about his debt. It stole his peace of mind many times. He did not cease until he found a way out of his bondage to debt. Even though he seemed to have stumbled into what promised to help eliminate his debt, he knew that it would take more than just a theory to tackle his problems.
The author believes that to do well in any area of life, we must be true to ourselves, be passionate about what we want, be decisive, and do right all the time. Our dreams, motivations, and aspirations have to always be at the forefront of our thoughts. Unless we change our mentality, life will always seem to be the same.
Through perseverance, huge sacrifice, and a desperate desire for a peace of mind, Obi and his family eliminated approximately $500,000 in personal debt in about three and a half years. He recalled a negative net worth just before this venture. Now, he no longer has to share his wealth with greedy creditors; his net worth is positive, no longer negative, and it continues on a healthy, upward trajectory.
His story can be yours as well.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dr. Obioma Anukwuem’s book DEBT: Slavery in Disguise is an excellent work! He presents real and down to earth “how to s” with something so fundamental our lives…credit. It’s filled with ideas we can use to make our lives better. I was especially impressed with his analogies to golf whereby placing one’s shot in the best possible position to make the next one in order to reach one’s goals. He repeatedly references parables from the Bible demonstrating the good person that he is. This book is most inspiring in revealing the feelings and thoughts of a person coming from another country mastering the American system alone with the American dream. The quest for financial wellbeing as the head of his family is well presented as is something for us all. Aside the obvious financial information the book includes many good pointers of ideologically principles of good moral living. Gene
Great book! Good advice and an easy read! Highly recommended!