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Getting out of debt for dummies / by Steven Bucci, et al.

Bucci, Steve, (author.).


Get out and stay out of debt the smart and easy way. This is a clear and simple guide to getting out from under credit card debt, student loan debt, and all other forms of owing people money. With simple changes and smart decisions, you can start today and enjoy financial stability moving forward. This book covers everything you need to know to take the sting out of those monthly repayments, offering strategies for coping with personal loans, car loans, mortgages, home equity loans, and beyond. Getting Out of Debt For Dummies will help you prioritize and consolidate debt, so you can pay off the most pressing bills first and reduce the number of debtors coming after you. You'll also get pro tips for using credit cards responsibly, building up your credit score, and avoiding debt-generating traps when you make purchases. Getting out of debt doesn't have to be overwhelming. Let this Dummies guide help you quickly and easily repair your finances. Understand the different types of debt, including good and bad debt Develop a strategy for managing student loans and getting on a repayment plan Know what you're signing up for when you use credit cards and pay-later platforms Negotiate with collection agencies, the IRS, and angry creditors Design a realistic and painless payback schedule -- even for serious debt. For the millions who have substantial debt and want to turn their financial situation around, Getting Out of Debt For Dummies offers hope and a straightforward way forward.

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  • ISBN: 9781394250332
  • ISBN: 1394250339
  • Physical Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Learning made easy" --cover.
"Pay off debt quickly and get ahead faster; Manage student loan debt the right way; Discover how to improve your credit score" --cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part 1: Getting started with F.I.R.E. What is F.I.R.E.? -- Personalizaing the process of reaching F.I.R.E. -- Part 2: Organizing your finances for F.I.R.E. Knowing and tracking your numbers -- Understanding how taxes and credit scores work -- Getting your hands on documents and account information -- Reviewing possessions, probate, and a plan for your estate -- Using financial professionals -- Celebrating your wins -- Part 3: Increasing income, savings, and investing. Working wonders by growing your income -- Moving fast by increasing your savings rate -- Investing and the undeniable power of compound growth -- Part 4: Decreasing debt, expenses, and taxes. Are you doomed if you have debt? -- Do you have to cut all your expenses to the bone? -- Can you really control your taxes? -- Part 5: After Things to do after retiring early. Planning a graceful exit from your job -- Planning your post-F.I.R.E. income and health insurance -- Planning for the later retirement years -- Part 6: The part of tens. Ten hot topics in the F.I.R.E. community -- Ten big names to know in the F.I.R.E. movement -- Glossary -- Index.
Subject: Finance, Personal.
Budgets, Personal.
Debtor and creditor.
Genre: Informational works.
Instructional and educational works.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 1 current hold with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Garden City 332.024 BUC 2024 (Text) 0002206003382 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill 332.024 BUC 2024 (Text) 0002206003390 Adult Non-Fiction On holds shelf -

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