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Straight forward no-nonsense look at how to get your money under control

  • Mar 31, 2009
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<br/>Surviving Financial Meltdown by Ron Blue & Jeremy White is a terrific, concise guide to getting your finances in order for life. Could there be a more timely book in the current economic climate? The authors have years of accrued knowledge about how to be better off financially for life, and they share that wisdom in a straight forward, easy to understand manner. It's not about making more money, it's about spending less than you make. Their advice seems almost too simple, but the principles are solid. They take the reader through exercises on establishing written goals and determining priorities and from there to creating a workable budget (although they try not to use that dreaded term). Blue has testified before Congress about these tried and true methods, and it's not just the average family that could benefit from applying them, but the country as well. Other financial books I've read make the process of becoming financially solvent sound difficult or like it's all about investing wisely, but this book's ideas are simple and seem like it would be easy to follow; I'm certainly going to try! I really appreciated how the authors wove in Scripture throughout the book to enforce the principles or giving and saving as opposed to hoarding or spending frivolously.

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In troubled economic circumstances, people are looking for practical help and deeper spiritual perspective. Written in a non-threatening and easy-to-read format, Surviving Financial Meltdown provides a blueprint laid out by financial experts, Ron Blue and Jeremy White, of biblically-based financial principles to implement during both calm and crisis.
Surviving Financial Meltdown provides the key four principles to financial success. It addresses many of the fears that people feel when it comes to finances. And it provides assistance in determining short and long term financial goals.
Surviving Financial Meltdown also addresses specifically what to do and what not to do in challenging economic times. It gives practical advice for everyday financial decisions. Includes an Appendix with over 40 money-saving ideas.

Table of Contents:

Riding out the economic storm : how to prepare for economic uncertainty -- This economy is unique, just like every other one before it -- No sense being pessimistic : it wouldn't work anyway! : dealing with your financial fears -- This isn't going to hurt a bit -- Aim at nothing and you'll hit it every time -- I'm stuck in a traffic jam on the road to riches -- I'm having an out-of-money experience -- I'm being eaten by the borrow constrictor -- Honey, i've shrunk our portfolio!.
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ISBN-10: 1414329954 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9781414329956 (pbk.)
Author: Ron Blue, Jeremy White
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Date Published: January 20, 2009
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