Title: Getting Good With Money by Jessi Fearon
Pay Off Your Debt and Find a Life of Freedom—Without Losing Your Mind
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Length: 224 pages
Certified financial coach and mom Jessi Fearon leads the way for overwhelmed readers struggling to get a handle on their finances and lays out the doable steps her family underwent to pay off all their debts–even their mortgage!–and pursue their dreams, all on a $47,000-a-year salary.
Jessi Fearon vividly remembers the day she broke down, knowing that her family could not pay the bills with a second baby on the way. Like many Americans, they were overwhelmed by debt and living paycheck to paycheck, wondering if it was possible to ever get ahead, or even catch up. But on that day, something changed, and she and her husband decided to make a drastic lifestyle change that would put them back on the path toward their dreams. Their decision not only allowed her to stay home with their children, but in two years, they were able to pay off their consumer debt and, in six years, they paid off their home mortgage–all on their $47,000-a-year income. And now she shares what she’s learned with others who are struggling just like she once did.
Getting Good with Moneyis written for the busy, overwhelmed reader who wants to manage the money she does have while still giving her family a good life, even if she doesn’t have a finance degree or a six-figure income. With been-there wisdom and step-by-step help, Jessi shows readers how to
- take control of their finances with practical first steps to budgeting and understanding debt;
- identify the four different ways people struggle with money and how each one affects the way they manage–or mismanage–their money;
- replace the lies they’ve believed about money with the five Money Truths to overcome barriers and better understand how to make their version of the American Dream a reality; and
- discover various money-saving apps, financial tips, and ideas for generating additional income to pay off debt more quickly.
Getting Good with Money will inspire, encourage, and equip readers to achieve the real-life changes they need. More than just a “how to budget” book, this is a comprehensive roadmap to financial freedom from an average family making things work on a middle-class salary.
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Jessi Fearon is a personal finance writer and coach who seeks to challenge, encourage, and equip women to take the steps they need to achieve financial freedom. Jessi firmly believes in living a real life on a budget and that personal finance is, in fact, personal. She seeks to help others learn how to make their money work for them. Jessi has written guest posts for popular websites like DaveRamsey.comm, MSN Money, MoneySavingMom.com, Clark.com, TheHumbledHomemaker.com, Popsugar.com, and HuffPo. She and her family make their home in the Atlanta area.