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Don't Get Suckered - How to Survive College Debt Free...And with Your Shirt [Kindle Edition]

Josh Lawson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Suckered. Thousands of young college students are suckered each year to believe that the only way for them to graduate college is by taking on a mountain of debt, then they spend the next ten, twenty, or event thirty years paying for the most expensive piece of paper they have ever received. But isn’t there a better way? Yes! In “Don’t Get Suckered,” Josh Lawson explains in a fresh, funny, and insightful way how college students can walk across the stage on graduation day DEBT FREE.

Hear What Others Are Saying:
"Wow - every high school junior should be required to read Don't Get Suckered!"
Dan Miller
Author of 48 Days to the Work You Love and No More Dreaded Mondays

"After witnessing countless young people hamstrung by enormous college debt, I am glad that someone is finally saying "Enough!" Josh's book is a preemptive strike that could enable the next army of young people to live out their destiny in God. We will certainly be using this in our church."

Robert Herber
LeadPastor - AllPeoplesChurch
San Diego, California


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Josh Lawson serves as the director of Community Restoration at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas. He is passionate about seeing families set free from the burden of debt and financial stress, so that they are free to walk in the freedom that Christ has for them. Over the past several years, he and his team have seen over hundreds families attend financial classes and received one-on-one financial coaching. In his spare time Josh enjoys reading, fly fishing, woodworking, and going on walks with his family. Josh and his wife, Jenny, live with their son, Asher, in Waco, Texas, where they are members of Antioch Community Church.

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  • File Size: 234 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00540B4J2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid information for college bound students October 5, 2011
Format:Paperback
The information in this book is spot on. It is written at a level that high school students can understand. I am not sure that all those that need to know this information would take the time to read it. More a fault of the target audience than the author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Samirian Hill - A book for this generation! October 2, 2011
By S. Hill
Format:Paperback
To really appreciate the impact of Don't Get Suckered, you have to read it twice. The book is actually a
mindset shift. The author was fortunate to be raised by a father that taught him very good money
habits and values. His family did not use credit cards and paid cash for everything. His story is rare.

Don't Get Suckered is a book for this generation! The book is personable, not preachy; weaving into the
information, Josh's personal experience, and that of a few classmates who took the debt bait. Other
chapters include: applying for scholarships, earning an income by starting a company, goal setting, and
developing a simple college budget.

Josh declares that the real purpose of a college education is to get students ready for "adult life".
This indeed is a different way of thinking. I recommend this book as a must read for pre college teens,
and a few parents, too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Get Suckered: How to Survive College Debt Review September 18, 2011
By Jean
Format:Paperback
Excellent book for young people to read in high school and continue to use as a guide when they go to college. In relaying his personal experiences, Josh shares practical preparation strategies to implement in a straightforward and easy to understand manner. In addition he provides illustrations of tools for planning financially and managing cash flow during the college years. His approach gives a foundation to establish a productive financial management mindset for living debt free. Highly recommend to have parents and their children read it so parents can be supportive in embracing and reinforcing the application of these ideas. Utilizing this book's concepts, their offspring will develop habits enabling them to live a life of financial empowerment unencumbered with financial obligations.

Jean
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with good advice February 14, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book for one of my children who will soon be off to college. I always read books like this before giving because I want to make sure the advice is sound and usable. I was not disappointed with this book. In less than 150 pages, Josh Lawson does an excellent job of laying out the steps necessary to emerging from college without debt. He does not try to sugarcoat the issue or promote a get-rich scheme. Getting through college is hard work and getting there debt free is even harder but it can be done with knowledge and perseverance. He says there are basically 3 things needed to make it happen. Apply for all the scholarships and grants for which the graduate qualifies, learn how to budget the money he has and get a job. It doesn't sound like anything extraordinary but it's something few teens understand - to get where you want to go in life, you have to discipline yourself and work for it. It's just that simple. But the author doesn't leave it at that. He explains why taking action now is so important and how those actions -good or bad- will affect future life events. The book is written to young adults but even I was reminded of a few things I'd forgotten.

I loved the book and will keep a copy for each of my children to read when they reach this stage in life. I can only hope my children put it into practice. Their lives will only be better for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT! October 12, 2011
By KK
Format:Paperback
Don't Get Suckered was great because I actually feel like I can do something with my finances. I used to think graduating from college debt free was near impossible, but Josh Lawson has taken away all my excuses. This is a must read for anyone considering college and especially for parents of college students.
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More About the Author

Josh Lawson serves as the director of Community Restoration (formerly Financial Restoration Ministry) at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas. He and his team have seen hundreds of families financially restored. He is passionate about seeing families set free from the burden of debt and financial stress, so that they are free to walk in the freedom that Christ has for them.

Since serving at Antioch Community Church, they have seen over 450 families attend Financial Peace University, and over 250 families have received financial coaching.

During that time the total amount of debt that has been paid off by both class attendees and those receiving financial coaching has been well over $1 Million dollars.

Josh is married to his bride of 3 years, Jenny, and they recently had their first child, Asher. In his spare time Josh enjoys reading, fly fishing, woodworking, and going on walks with his family. He and his family are members of Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas.


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