The Recovering Spender: How to Live a Happy, Fulfilled, Debt-Free Life

The Recovering Spender: How to Live a Happy, Fulfilled, Debt-Free Life

by Lauren Greutman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455595808
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 386,441
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

LAUREN GREUTMAN is the founder of IAmTHATLady.com, a top frugal living website dedicated to helping women contribute to their family's financial needs. Since its inception in 2010, IAmTHATLady has activated over 16 million women with money saving advice. She is married with four children.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Part 1

Chapter 1 My Spending Addiction 3

Chapter 2 The Value Switch 11

Chapter 3 Shoplifting and Credit Cards 20

Chapter 4 The Image 27

Chapter 5 How Disagreements over Money Saved Our Marriage 35

Chapter 6 Spenders versus Savers 45

Chapter 7 How Differences in Upbringing Affect Your Marriage and Money 52

Chapter 8 From Spending Addict to Money Expert 59

Chapter 9 Getting Emotional About Your Spending 69

Chapter 10 Triggers and Your Money Personality 77

Chapter 11 The Crisis Point 87

Chapter 12 The Fences and Budgets 91

Part 2

Chapter 13 The Twelve Recovering Spender Steps 107

Chapter 14 Recovering Spender Step 1: Admit That You Have a Problem 111

Chapter 15 Recovering Spender Step 2: Get Help from the One Above 117

Chapter 16 Recovering Spender Step 3: Admit Your Spending to Someone Else 124

Chapter 17 Recovering Spender Step 4: Make a List of All the People to Whom You Are in Debt 129

Chapter 18 Recovering Spender Step 5: Take an Inventory of Your Spending 134

Chapter 19 Recovering Spender Step 6: Set Your New Budget 141

Chapter 20 Recovering Spender Step 7: Create Your Boundaries 152

Chapter 21 Recovering Spender Step 8: Declutter Your Life to Regain Your Joy 160

Chapter 22 Recovering Spender Step 9: Declutter Your Finances 169

Chapter 23 Recovering Spender Step 10: Do an Expense Audit 178

Chapter 24 Recovering Spender Step 11: Get Out of Debt Now! 190

Chapter 25 Recovering Spender Step 12: Curb Your Spending and Define Your Values 199

Chapter 26 The Credit Card Experiment 203

Chapter 27 Welcome to Recovery! 208

Acknowledgments 215

Appendix A 217

Appendix B 219

Appendix C 221

Appendix D 231

Notes 233

Resources 237

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