Pass It On

Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Books on Debt Management January 16, 2008

Filed under: Business,Financial Planning,Money,Nonfiction,Uncategorized — svref @ 4:35 pm

It’s the New Year.  And, with the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions!  Many folks resolve to improve their economic situations.  Debt management usually falls somewhere around the top three (if not first!) resolution.  The library has a list of books that may help you to “kick-start” your way into seeking answers to managing – and even elimimating – your debt overload.  Following is a selective lists of titles:

Ramsey, Dave. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness. (2007)  332.024 R

This revised and updated edition has added even more sage advise.  “Radio talk-show host and bestselling author Ramsey (Financial Peace) is less a financial analyst and more of a preacher, which explains both his popularity and the appeal of this book, which just might gain a wide audience. The bedrock of his system is simple: work hard, pay what you owe and stay out of debt. His main commandment is “Pay cash.” (review from Publisher’s Weekly)

Ventuta, John. Managing Debt for Dummies. (2007) 332.024 V

If you’re trying to kick the “Buy Now/Pay Later” habit and get your spiraling debt under control, you need Managing Debt For Dummies now! This practical, commonsense guide provides straightforward strategies for coping with every kind of secured and unsecured debt, including, personal loans, car loans, mortgages, home equity loans, lines of credit, credit cards, finance company loans, and student loans.

Herigstad, Sally. Help! I Can’t Pay My Bills : Surviving a Financial Crisis. (2007) 332.024 H

 In this readable, accessible volume, CPA Sally Herigstad shows how to get out of debt and on the road to financial security. Having survived a financial crisis herself, Herigstad is familiar with both the emotional and financial issues caused by money problems.


Dayton, Howard Lape. Free and Clear: God’s Roadmap to Debt-Free Living. (2006). 261.85 D  God's Roadmap to Debt-Free Living

 By learning and applying the simple, practical advice found in the Bible, Howard Dayton was able to break the bonds of debt and achieve financial freedom-and you can too! Whether your debt is a high-interest loan, home mortgage, auto payments, credit card purchases, or all of the above, you can become debt-free.  Free and Clear offers biblical money-management practices that will restore your financial health and refresh your spirit. The step-by-step approach and compassionate writing will give you hope and encouragement as you begin your journey to financial freedom.

~ Find these, and many more books on debt and money managment from us!


One Response to “Books on Debt Management”

  1. keith Says:

    Good post thanks.
    I know Ramsey’s book is great but I’ve also heard Kevin Trudeau and Suze Orman got some great books too 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s