Not sure if you want to buy Debt Cures with all the negative reviews it has? Or want to expand your reading and get a different point of view for getting out of debt? Here are some books that I have and recommend to help you get out of debt and increase your income.
The way I see it, it is easier to make more money to pay off your debt than it is to just try to pay down your debt with your current income. That’s why some of these books are about making money in addition to getting out of debt.
The first one is Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover. Several people have commented they enjoyed this book and it has helped them with their debt problems.
The Wealthy Barber is an easy to read personal finance book. He tells a story with likable characters about how to get out of debt and how to build wealth slowly. Most of us don’t have enough money to build wealth quickly so most of us would fit into this category of building wealth slowly.
The Richest Man in Babylon is one of those classics that provides the timeless secrets of success that we long for. It uses parables to tell the story of how to spend less and how to save money for the future. I’ve read this one several times and thoroughly enjoy it each time.
The Millionaire Next Door is one that really opened my eyes to what millionaires really live like. They don’t all have to have the fanciest cars and biggest houses. Some of them live quite simply and are happy living on less even though they are millionaires. So if you thing you have to show off your wealth then think again. This book will teach you about saving money and earning money. Highly recommend it.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is similar to The Millionaire Next Door but it mainly deals with how you think about money. If you have a negative connotation when you think of money then you need to get this book. It will help you see that money is not evil. Wanting more money is not evil.
The Wisdom of Andrew Carnegie as Told to Napoleon Hill contains the 17 principles of success that were briefly mentioned in Think and Grow Rich but expands on them. It contains more details about how to get what you really want and it’s more practical than The Secret.
Those are my beginning books on getting out of debt and making more money. Each one can help you improve your thinking about money and your handling of it.
If you’re looking for an alternative to Kevin Trudeau’s Debt Cures, then I would suggest picking up a few of the recommended books. You could also see if they are available at your local library or even at a half priced book store.
Send in your comments if you have other recommendations of comments about any of the books mentioned.
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