30 Days to Taming Your Finances
by: Deborah Smith Pegues
Published by: Harvest House
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Reviewed by Laura V. Hilton
Finances. Money management. Just thinking of it is enough to cause stress and anxiety attacks, especially if you are drowning in a sea of debt.
Certified public accountant, Deborah Pegues is an expert in money matters, and she has put together a simple, practical plan to help you control your spending habits and find more money in your pocket in just 30 days.
The author includes such information as:
-- Write your visio
-- See where you stan
-- Prepare your pla
-- Investigate your insuranc
-- Spend smar
-- Eat economicall
-- plus much more
Included at the back of 30 Days to Taming Your Finances are several forms that you can copy and fill out to help you see where you stand and where your money is going.
I found the book easy to read, I read it through in a day, but would recommend going through this book slowly and mastering one step at a time before going on to the next. It is full of common-sense approaches such as making menus and shopping lists and don't shop hungry, but also some other advice that one might not have considered. The only thing I didn't care for was cutting down eating out to only two nights a week and two lunches a week. If our family of seven ate out that much we'd be bouncing checks like you won't believe. So certain things you'd have to eliminate if they are too extravagant for your circumstances.
I recommend 30 Days to Taming Your Finances as a common sense approach to managing money.
Armchair Interviews says: If you are having trouble making ends meet and wonder where the money hole is, definitely pick this book up. You won't be sorry--it might be the wisest $6 you've spent in years.
From our armchair to yours...