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Looking at the title alone, one might view this book as gimmicky and too good to be true. In actuality, it’s a blueprint for bringing chaos – your debts – to order. With that said, you will need a great deal of patience in order to move forward.
Debt Cleanse: How To Settle Your Unaffordable Debts For Pennies On The Dollar (And Not Pay Some At All) by Jorge P. Newbery is like a breath of fresh air. Much like Chammas’ The Employee Millionaire, Newbery breaks down everything into manageable terms for all to understand. The author covers a variety of debts that one may have and includes resources to further assist with each one.
Each chapter cites a series of publication sources that feature in-depth documents that tie-in to what the author is currently discussing. In addition to the publications, the author also references some useful government publications along with their source number for easy reference. Newbery even takes the liberty of sharing his website throughout the book.
When compared to some others that do the same, you’re already hitting the ground running as you’re given a sampling of what the site has to offer along with why it’s worth your time. Not all the information discussed will be everyone’s cup of tea. When all is said and done, you’ll just have to agree to disagree.
I really like how the author provided clear explanations on each debt and how they got straight to the point without using fillers and fluff. You are given an abundance of resources to utilize in addition to a supportive community waiting in the wings. Though valuable, the book isn’t perfect.
In fact, my only dislike about the book is some of the suggestions in regards to handling some of the debts. Even with that, Newbery’s Debt Cleanse gets 3 out of 4 because it actually gives you the information you need to wrangle debts and leaves the jargon at the door. Compared to other debt help books, this one is worth re-reading.
This book is great for individuals looking for a comprehensive guide on effectively dealing with debts; be it minor or major. Definitely not for those who focus on the negative to the point of missing the big picture. If you can focus on the positive information presented within the pages of this book, then you will gain a lot of know-how in handling debts without worry of stress.
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