From Publishers Weekly
In their 20s and way over their heads in debt (despite having good educations and comfortable jobs), Jason Anthony and Karl Cluck did something about it. Now they're Debt-Free by 30, and offer practical advice for the young, broke and upwardly mobile in a book that's as slick as it is solid. Most books about managing debt make for dry and guilt-ridden reads. Here readers (even those over 30) can cheer up and take charge of decisions about credit, health insurance, financing a car, where to bank and spending money.
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Anthony and Cluck start with the premise that, even with comfortable salaries and good jobs, young people today enter adulthood already in debt. There are student loans, postgraduation moving expenses, car costs, security deposits, credit card-financed household furnishings, etc. They also complain that none of the personal money management books currently available address this problem. Anthony is a freelance personal finance Web consultant, and Cluck is an associate creative director at an entertainment brand agency. Together they have already eliminated $27,000 in debt of their own and now they want to show others how to do the same. Anthony and Cluck's tips are, in fact, your father's--and mother's--standard financial advice disguised by the duo's hip delivery. It will catch off guard those who may be resistant to earnest sermons about budgeting and financial planning. There is even a chapter hinting that it is cool to be frugal, with suggestions for "cheap dates," recipes for eat-in meals that replace restaurant fare, and a listing of Web sites where one can avoid "paying retail." David Rouse
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