- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 24 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: December 28, 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004HFNA9M
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Debt Free For Life: The Finish Rich Plan for Financial Freedom Audible – Unabridged
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I found that a lot of the information and tools are available free online. His website is a bit of a pain to navigate, with popups and other annoying things.
He didn't answer the question that Suze Orman left in many people's minds about getting an emergency fund prior to paying off debt. But he certainly does help a person gather all he needs to plan a real attack against debt and if nothing else is garnered from the book, this is worth the price.
It is a helpful book and some areas will concern the reader perhaps more than others. But if you're looking for help in getting out of debt, this is a great place to start.
-- Susanna K. Hutcheson
There wasn't really any explanation of budgeting or how to cut back on expenses, which is primarily what I was looking for. There were lots of references to go to the author's website, where you are pushed to buy more products. At least one entire chapter of the book was a very strong sales pitch for Equifax and Debt-Wise ($14.95 a month). There were a couple of chapters that would probably only apply to a small percentage of readers - unclaimed property websites and time barred debt.
Overall, the author's approach appears very generalistic. There is no distinction made between high income or low income readers, or high or low interest rate debt. Buzzwords were emphasized over substance.
I typically love David Bach books, but I was disappointed in this one.
I'm happy to report that "Debt Free For Life" is more of the same. It's not hard to see why more than 7 million books by this author are in print.
It used to be that financial planners advised people that there was "good debt" (debt used to buy your home or invest in a college education) and bad debt. Due in part to the current recession and the massive debt owed by many individuals, Bach now argues that there is no such thing as good debt.
As he says in his introduction: "The truth is that this recession has changed everything. Homes are going down in value and people with college degrees are looking for jobs.... The truth is that when you're in debt, it doesn't matter what you've borrowed the money for. The only thing that matters is whether or not you can afford to pay it back. And if you can't, all debt is bad debt."
Bach convincingly argues that the best investment you can make today isn't the stock market, gold, bonds or any other venture that typically comes to mind. Instead, he advices that the best investment you can make over the next five years is to pay off all your debts.
This book explores all the major ways for folks to become debt free. Included are chapters on how to save on credit cards, college loans, mortgages and ways for people to get out of debt once and for all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anything on credit cards i skip through along with credit score info. I dont plan on borrowing money again after my mortgages are paid off so i focus on paying off debt info and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MB
You can become debt free faster by making larger monthly payments. Wow. Amazing. Author also suggests signing up for debt wise, which will tell you the same thing and charge you... Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. Curtis
I bought this book when I was buried in credit card debt. At that time, I was ready to file for bankruptcy. One year after I read this book, I was credit card debt free. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Vitaminqueen
Decent how-to, but for someone who knows something about the financial profession this left a lot to be desired and didn't provide any new insights.Published 11 months ago by Andrea
Omg thsi book is so full of advertisements.....its so annoying .....he will not just stick to the point...smh waste of time don't buy... Read morePublished 13 months ago by kim