An honest review of Jean Chatzky's Pay It Down: From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day
Many of us that are deep in debt choose to take the road less traveled when it comes to getting out of our credit card debts. You could just go to a debt management service or get a consolidation loan, but is that really the best way? A good debt management service can be hard to come by and they will charge you a fee when you start and monthly frees until you are done. After talking to one of these services a while back, it became clear to me that there must be a better way. So I made a special trip to my favorite online book store in search of a debt guru to help me find that better way.
Pay It Down: From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day
I am over my head in debt right now, so the title looked promising, and who doesn't want to be wealthy. This book is not new, and with the recent changes in the way credit card companies are handling their card holders, it is a bit out dated. The main structure of Pay It Down is a nine step plan. The first steps start you off figuring out why you are in debt and exactly where you are spending your money. It is important to live below your means to get and stay out of debt. Then there is a step involving credit scores, which you will likely find in most personal finance type books. The next steps outline ways that you can free up that $10 a day to apply to your credit card debt.
You will find some good sound advice in this book for changing the way you spend and save your money. The Author is very practical in her approach to getting out of debt, and if you use her methods you can do this your self without paying fees to a debt elimination service.
Do I recommend this book? Visit http://debtfreemap.com to read the long version of my review of Pay It Down: From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day. You can also read my other debt elimination book reviews and follow along as I get rid of my own debt.