Debt-Proof Your Christmas: Celebrating the Holidays without Breaking the Bank

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  1. Mom of 3 says:
    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Great Book With Ideas on How to Make Christmas Less Stressful and More Meaningful!, November 9, 2012
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    This review is from: Debt-Proof Your Christmas: Celebrating the Holidays without Breaking the Bank (Paperback)

    I recently reviewed this book for my website and e-newsletter […]. I loved all of the wonderful ideas in this book on how to celebrate Christmas without making it so commercial. I am eager to share these ideas with my children and my family as we prepare for this Christmas. You can read my review at […]

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  2. Susan Stitch says:
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    Important Book for the Holidays, November 27, 2012
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    Susan Stitch (Missouri) –

    This review is from: Debt-Proof Your Christmas: Celebrating the Holidays without Breaking the Bank (Paperback)

    Mary Hunt is known to millions as the Everyday Cheapskate. Her books and website have provided powerful advice to help people get out of debt or stay out of debt over the years. Since my husband and I have taught debt reduction/financial management classes, I’ve always been a follower of Mary. Her books are full of practical, easy-to-follow advice.

    Debt-Proof Your Christmas is no exception. In her typical down-to-earth manner, Mary covers all the bases of holiday finances. She begins with an attitude adjustment for the reader, helping us put the holiday and its’ financial ramifications in perspective. Then she provides tangible suggestions for developing a plan and a budget for the holidays. She lists a whole chapter full of ways to save and/or earn money that can be set aside for gifts and entertaining.

    But this book doesn’t stop with practical advice. In chapter after chapter, Mary gives real life examples of how to make it through the holidays with our wallets intact. This book includes do-it-yourself gift ideas, inexpensive recipes and decorating ideas, and ideas for memorable (and inexpensive or free) traditions that our families will remember for years.

    It’s not too late to use this book to help with 2012 holidays, but it will be even more valuable as a resource to prepare for 2013.

    At just $10.39 on Amazon, even less expensive for the Kindle version, this book will pay for itself almost immediately. I highly recommend it for anyone who is facing the holidays with a limited budget and for those who want to have a memorable holiday without the stress and ridiculous extravagance so often associated with this time of year.

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  3. Virgina Garrett says:
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    The Recipes Make this book!!, November 27, 2012
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    Virgina Garrett (Scottsbluff, NE, US) –

    This review is from: Debt-Proof Your Christmas: Celebrating the Holidays without Breaking the Bank (Paperback)

    It’s that time between Thanksgiving and the new year. The time when everyone is zeroed in on the next BIG holiday. Of course, I’m talking about Christmas. We’re fully ensconced in the season of gift giving.

    Which means we’re also fully ensconced in the season of spending money, lots and lots of money. Often we’re spending in a frenzy, trying frantically to remember what we gave great-Aunt Hilda last year and trying to remember what she gave us so we can be sure to top the monetary value this year. Often though we just can’t remember so we rush to the stores without a plan, nary a thought in our heads about what we have to spend. When our wallets are sadly bereft of cash, it’s no problem, we’ll just whip out Mr. Plastic and let him make our purchases for us.

    The only problem with that? When the bill comes in January, Mr. Plastic is sadly quiet and suddenly not quite so nice.

    Mary Hunt, financial guru most noted for her no-nonsense approach to digging your way out of a mountain of debt, has written a book on this subject, Debt Proof Your Christmas. As far as “how-to get out of debt” books go, this is really just another one. If’ you’ve read any other book about finances, you could pass this one by.

    BUT! This book is worth it’s weight in gold because of the recipes in the back!! Recipes for holiday gift giving, holiday spiced nuts, slow-cooker sugared nuts, recipes for “Gift in a Jar”, Mocha Mix, Friendship Tea Mix, Cappuccino Mix etc. Worth it’s weight in gold!

    So if your finances are on track, but you’re looking for new inexpensive gift ideas, get this book! If you’re finances aren’t on track, but you’re desperately trying to get them there, get this book and make some Christmas gifts. Your house will smell divine and the recipient will get the weight gain. What could be better!!

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