I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I know it’s an older one, but it’s jam-packed with very encouraging and helpful information for anyone, no matter your past, current or future financial situation. Mrs. Hunt echos much of what you hear from Dave Ramsey and other financial managers in Christian circles. Get out of debt, spend less than you make, give it away, plan for the future and just be smart and write stuff down so you don’t foolishly waste God’s money as you go through life.
I especially loved the chapter entitled “Cheap Shots” which is a bullet-point listing of literally hundreds of easy ways to save money. This section, coupled with the dozens of ideas her readers have sent in under “Fifty Fabulous Ideas…” in the appendix, make this book worth getting and keeping within arms’ reach at all times.
The most surprising thing I’ve learned over the years about personal finances, which Hunt certainly picks up on over and over in this book, is that it’s not rocket science. Anyone can do it. And how it looks to each of us, will be different. As long as you are watching what you spend, intentionally and proactively monitoring and managing your cash flow, giving and strategically (not greedily) saving, you’ll make progress. You don’t need to be a CPA to pull it off!
I’d encourage you to pick this one up and give it a read.