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3.0 out of 5 starsNothing New Here
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2019
If you have any basic knowledge about what you need to do to get out of debt (pay off balances, don't spend more money, etc. etc.) then you already know what this book has to offer. If you are totally lost and don't even know the common sense things to do then this will get you headed in the right direction.
I received this as an ARC. I would only recommend this to someone who has absolutely no working knowledge of debt and spending. If you own property or some other assets, chances are you will have already learned about most of what is in this book. A lot of what is in this book is readily available on legit finance blogs or websites. Also, because this was an ARC, I was not privy to some of the resources that are downloadable had I purchased the book (i.e financial planning workbook, personal financial statement). Hopefully those resources come with plenty of direction because her chapters don't really go into the kind of detail I would like. I think this would be a good gift for a someone who has is about to officially step out into the world of adulthood....but then again, I suspect someone that age (or anyone for that matter) may be more apt to getting their info from a site or some finance app.
I also felt like this book is just a precursor or an advertisement to purchasing the author's other books. There were a lot of pages dedicated to talking about the author's accomplishments. I expected a lot more from this, maybe some actual tidbits about student loan debt or learning at least one "secret" of the trade, anything other than what is already found via a simple google search.
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2018
Can't recommend this book enough. I have been a devoted money girl podcast follower for a number of months now. Laura has no nonsense advice and real world solutions to all your debt and money questions. The information is immediately applicable to your real life and the knowledge you gain is invaluable. She has a kind informed and can do attitude that makes tackling debt and money woes feel exciting and empowering. Thank you Laura!
This book is bubbling over with practical common sense approaches and tips for managing your finances. Maybe you know some of these strategies already, but it never hurts to review — besides you might just learn something new. The book is organized very well so if a section does not apply to you, you can easily find the sections that do apply to your situation. I was very pleased that she included a section on college loans. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is great for those who haven't yet got the gist of "getting out of debt". The basic knowledge of how to manage your money efficiently. If you're into investing already and had acquired them, then I guess this is not the book for you. I would recommend this for those beginner's in investment, those who plan to manage and take-charge of their financial future. And most especially I would greatly recommend this to young people who are serious in making the most out of their spending - they can learn a lot.
I have acquired the book from Hidden Gems and this is my most unbiased review of it.
4.0 out of 5 starsHelpful strategies and suggestions
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2019
So I feel that I may be sitting with most of middle class American families. I have gotten myself in a hole that becomes more daunting as the months go by. I decided that I would look into ways to help stem the bleeding. This book had some helpful tips and suggestions tha I plan to put into use. I am hopeful for positive results and reading the book has made me adjust my lifestyle.
If you are new to debts and how they work this may be some benefit to you. Personally, I thought the information was well written and organized but I didn’t learn anything I didn’t already know just from common sense. I was expecting to learn a step by step way to get out of debt and how to still a positive financial life as the title reads but I felt a bit disappointed. There just isn’t any new information and anything I didn’t already know so for me the information doesn’t warrant the high price point here in Canada. I voluntarily received an arc copy of this book