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Mary Hunt's debt-proof living
Hunt, Mary, 1948-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Nashville, Tenn. : Broadman & Holman Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
ix, 385 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"The complete guide to living financially free"--Cover.

Includes index.
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HG179 .H856 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Getting yourself out of debt is one thing, but staying debt-free for life is quite another. Renowned cheapskate Mary Hunt shows how everybody can live a rich, fulfilling life and remain debt-free with her proven, successful money-saving and money-spending techniques.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Debt-Proof Living in Theory
Introduction to Part 1p. 5
1. Debt-Proof Living Philosophy: Moving from Debt Recovery to Debt Preventionp. 7
2. Intelligent Borrowing or Stupid Debt: All Debts Are Not Created Equalp. 27
3. A Plan to Debt-Proof Your Life: Without a Plan, You're Dreamingp. 39
4. Money Is Not for Spending: It Is for Managing First and Then for Spendingp. 59
5. Caught in the Debt Trap: Know the Danger Signsp. 63
6. Step Away from the Edge: Creating a Contingency Fundp. 75
7. Break Out of the Debt Trap: The Power of the Rapid Debt-Repayment Planp. 85
8. Expect the Unexpected: Freedom Accountp. 109
9. Debt-Proof Your Attitude: It's 10 Percent about Money, 90 Percent about Attitudep. 139
Part 2 Debt-Proof Living in Action
Introduction to Part 2p. 157
10. Taming Your Household's Runaway Expenses: Especially the Food Billp. 161
11. Solving the Deep, Dark Mystery: Credit Reportsp. 173
12. Protect Yourself from Explosive Plastics: Credit Cards, Charge Cards, and Debit Cardsp. 197
13. Express Lane from the Frying Pan into the Fire: Debt-Consolidation Loansp. 221
14. A Home of Our Own: Mortgage Loansp. 229
15. The New Way to Hock the Farm: Home Equity Loansp. 239
16. Don't Get Taken for a Ride: Buy or Lease a Carp. 247
17. Every Honest Driver's Toll Bridge: Automobile Insurancep. 257
18. The Money on Your Life: Life Insurancep. 269
19. The Overlooked Safety Net: Disability Insurancep. 283
20. Medical Bills Can Give You a Heart Attack: Health Insurancep. 291
21. The High Price of a Sheepskin: Paying for a College Educationp. 297
22. Building Wealth on an Ordinary Income: Basics of Responsible Investingp. 315
23. Moving into the Second Half of Life: Preparing for Retirementp. 331
24. Making This Work: Taking Those First Difficult Stepsp. 345
Afterwordp. 349
Glossary of Termsp. 351
Indexp. 379