Kicking off the holiday season of great Christmas reads, I thought it was appropriate for the first book to be on how to celebrate without ending up in the poor house!
Mary Hunt is an expert in helping people find ways to live within their means, and with her new book, "How To Debt-Proof Your Christmas: Celebrating The Holidays Without Breaking The Bank," she gives a ton of great advice on how to make this Christmas the best without spending a ton of money!
Christmas—with no debt, less stress, and more joy!
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also one of the most stressful—and most expensive. Expectations run high, and it's tempting to whip out the credit cards to create the perfect Christmas, with lavish meals, new decorations, and the latest, greatest gadgets and fashions for everyone on your gift list.
"Debt-Proof Your Christmas" isn't your ordinary financial advice book. Author Mary Hunt not only gives advice on how to make sound money decisions on holiday spending, she also includes a chapter on how to find great bargains, one on how to handle family gift-giving situations, as well as how to find extra cash for those important gifts.
But my absolute favorite parts of this book are the chapters that Mary includes that has recipes on great food items to give as gifts, a whole section on gifts in a jar, gifts from the garden, and holiday entertaining ideas.
This is truly a multi-use book. Some of the information helps to plan for the future, and some can be used with the upcoming holiday, but it is an all-around book that I intend to keep on the bookshelf for handy referral!
I highly recommend this book!
Here's a great video of Mary on "The Today Show" talking about her book -
Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and sought-after motivational speaker. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living, which features financial tools, resources, and information for her online members.
Her books have sold more than a million copies, and her daily newspaper column is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Everyday Cheapskate readers. Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as Good Morning America, Oprah, Dr. Phil, and Focus on the Family. She and her husband live in California.
Among Mary's many recipes is this gem - Caramel Corn! Yum!!! I can't wait to try it out!
Stir well to coat all of the popcorn. Keep stirring. A little more ... there, that ought to be about right.
My thanks to Revell/Baker Publishing for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.
“Available December 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”