Publisher: Revell; Updated edition
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Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also one of the most stressful--and most expensive. Expectations run high and it's tempting to whip out the credit cards to create the perfect Christmas for your family, with lavish meals, new decorations, and the latest, greatest gadgets and fashions for everyone on your Christmas gift list.
But you don't have to overspend or go into debt to have a fabulous holiday.
Financial expert Mary Hunt shows readers how. She helps readers assess their financial situation, commit to no new debt, and think creatively about their gift list. With Mary's guidance, readers will identify what has caused them to overspend in the past and approach this Christmas with a plan and a new attitude toward holiday spending. This just might be the best gift you can give yourself and your family.
Many years ago, I read The Financially Confident Woman by Mary Hunt. I was blown away. I can't tell you how much I learned from this book. It completely changed my life and helped me get out of credit card debt.
Credit card debt is like walking around with a huge sack on your back. I remember those years like if it were yesterday. I am grateful I am no longer in the same situation.
When I heard about Debt-Proof Your Christmas, I had to read it. Mary Hunt's books are so helpful, full of savvy ways to learn how to budget, spend, save and much more. You won't go wrong reading any of her books.
I don't know about you, but Christmas is a stressful time. I struggle with wanting to be generous and buy nice gifts for those I love. However, my budget doesn't allow for it.
I have been guilty of putting everything on a charge card and incurring debt. It then would take me months to get rid of the holiday debt with all of my regular monthly expenses compounding. Debt-Proof Your Christmas served as a great reminder to me on where my priorities should be and it's not on gifts.
Unfortunately, Christmas has become a materialistic holiday. We seem to get caught up in the fervor of spending and lose focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
With all the hustle and bustle, running here and running there, we hardly have time for what truly matters. It isn't about spending a ton of money on expensive gifts and incurring debt which only adds more stress and ultimately makes you miserable.
Debt-Proof Your Christmas put everything in perspective. I love all the tips, recipes, creative and practical ideas this book offers. I am glad I was able to read this book before Christmas. I learned so much and will definitely implement what I learned this Christmas season.
If you struggle with spending too much around the holidays and need practical advice and ideas on how not to, then this book is for you. I highly recommend Debt-Proof Your Christmas.
In conclusion, I want to thank Revell Publishers for sending me a complimentary copy of this book to review.
Click here to watch Mary Hunt’s interview on the Today Show (with Kathie Lee & Hoda) talking about Debt-Proof Your Christmas.
Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and sought-after motivational speaker. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living, which features financial tools, resources, and information for her online members. Her books have sold more than a million copies, and her daily newspaper column is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Everyday Cheapskate readers. Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as Good Morning America, Oprah, Dr. Phil, and Focus on the Family. She and her husband live in California.