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#1 of 8 Old 08-29-2006, 07:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm just not loving Total Money Makeover, it seems that I'm loving parts and hating parts. There isn't any middle ground.

It just doesn't seem to fit us all that well or there are things that I'm just not willing to do (I guess I'm not a gazelle yet ).

Anybody like a different book/method?

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Suze Orman is good.
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I like Your Money Or Your Life.
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"how to get what you want with the money you already have" though I disagree with her on the credit card part..
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Mary Hunt has a book called Debt-Proof Living that is fantastic! She's similar in some ways to Dave Ramsey, but I liked her very specific guidelines on organizing your bookkeeping. Many libraries carry at least one of her books, so start there!
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I like David Bach's books-The Automatic Millionaire was a good read, but I think it depends what you are looking for. (Get out of debt, increase investments, retirement saving, etc.)

I also second Suze Orman-I've enjoyed her books as well. Then again, I enjoy reading anything to do with frugality and finance!

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Another vote for Debt Proof Living .

I have also enjoyed David Bach's books, but we don't really have a 'latte factor', so some of it doesn't fit our situation as well.

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I haven't read Dave Ramsey, but I recommend reading:

The Tightwad Gazette Trilogy or the Complete Tightwad Gazette (and when you're done reading, read it again, the idea is to imbibe this way of thinking into your every fiber of living)

The Millionaire Next Door

Your Money or Your Life

Generation of Debt (to see what not to do)

The World is Flat (to scare you into living globally and planning life)

Personal Finance for Dummies

The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias
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