Debt-Free Living: Eliminating Debt in a New Economy

Oasis Audio

Narrated by Wayne Shepherd

5 hr 6 min

It dominates our society... and our households: debt.

Money, for richer or for poorer, affects each of our lives and indeed, our society. Men, women, singles, couples—anyone can get caught by the trap of debt, and many do, and sometimes it seems impossible to ever pull away. But it's not. In this helpful volume, you'll hear about people who fell too deeply into a lifestyle of debt, but who applied these proven biblical principles and were able to climb out. In addition, you'll learn about credit, debt traps, bankruptcy, budgeting, financial coaching, and how debt became a way of life.

Larry Burkett's Debt-Free Living has emerged as a classic in the world of Christian financial self-help books. This fresh edition includes resources with valuable information, practical tips, and stories of ordinary men and women. Get started today on your journey to debt-free living.

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Oasis Audio
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Published on
Apr 1, 2010
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Duration
5h 6m 34s
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ISBN
9781608146697
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Personal Finance / General
Religion / Christian Life / General
Religion / Christian Life / Stewardship & Giving
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“Humorous and forthright...[Gaby] Dunn makes facing money issues seem not only palatable but possibly even fun....Dunn’s book delivers.” —Publishers Weekly

The beloved writer-comedian expands on her popular podcast with an engaging and empowering financial literacy book for Millennials and Gen Z.

In the first episode of her “Bad With Money” podcast, Gaby Dunn asked patrons at a coffee shop two questions: First, what’s your favorite sex position? Everyone was game to answer, even the barista. Then, she asked how much money was in their bank accounts. People were aghast. “That’s a very personal question,” they insisted. And therein lies the problem.

Dunn argues that our inability to speak honestly about money is our #1 barrier to understanding it, leading us to feel alone, ashamed and anxious, which in turns makes us feel even more overwhelmed by it. In Bad With Money, she reveals the legitimate, systemic reasons behind our feeling of helplessness when it comes to personal finance, demystifying the many signposts on the road to getting our financial sh*t together, like how to choose an insurance plan or buy a car, sign up for a credit card or take out student loans. She speaks directly to her audience, offering advice on how to make that #freelancelyfe work for you, navigate money while you date, and budget without becoming a Nobel-winning economist overnight.

Even a topic as notoriously dry as money becomes hilarious and engaging in the hands of Dunn, who weaves her own stories with the perspectives of various comedians, artists, students, and more, arguing that—even without selling our bodies to science or suffering the indignity of snobby thrift shop buyers—we can all start taking control of our financial futures.
New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller shows how God calls each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers.

In a work world that is increasingly competitive and insecure, people often have nagging questions: Why am I doing this work? Why is it so hard? And is there anything I can do about it?

Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he puts his insights into a book for readers everywhere, giving biblical perspectives on such pressing questions as:
• What is the purpose of work?
• How can I find meaning and serve customers in a cutthroat, bottom-line-oriented workplace?
• How can I use my skills in a vocation that has meaning and purpose?
• Can I stay true to my values and still advance in my field?
• How do I make the difficult choices that must be made in the course of a successful career?

With deep insight and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about our work. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest.

In Search of the Good Life

Have you ever felt that your life--and budget--is spiraling out of control? Do you sometimes wish you could pull yourself together but wonder exactly how to manage all the scattered pieces of a chaotic life? Is it possible to find balance?

In a word, yes.

Ruth Soukup knows firsthand how stressful an unorganized life and budget can be. Through personal stories, biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire you to make real and lasting changes to your personal goals, home, and finances. With honesty and the wisdom of someone who has been there, Ruth will help you:

* Discover your "sweet spot"--that place where your talents and abilities intersect.

* Take back your time and schedule by making simple shifts in your daily habits.

* Reduce stress in your home and family by clearing out the clutter.

* Stop busting your budget and learn to cut your grocery bill in half.

Who Needs This Book?

Living Well, Spending Less was written to bring hope and encouragement to every woman who currently feels overwhelmed or stressed with a life--and budget--that feels out of control. It speaks to the mom trying to juggle all the demands of a busy life with the pressure to keep up with those around her. It is a practical guide for those of us who often long to pull ourselves together but don't always know how. It is real, honest, packed with practical tips, and speaks to the heart of the matter--how can we live the life we've always wanted? Want to know if this book is for you?

* Do you ever find yourself comparing your life to those around you?

* Have you ever wished for the courage to follow your dreams?

* Do you ever struggle to stay organized or get things done?

* Have you ever felt loaded down with stuff you don't really need....or even really want?

* Do you ever struggle to keep your finances on track?

* Do you sometimes long for deeper, more authentic relationships in your life?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, this book provides real and practical solutions from someone who has been there. Ruth doesn't just offer advice, she walks it with you, and shares with brutal honesty her own mistakes, failures, and shortcomings. It is encouraging, motivating, and life-changing.

What Others Are Saying:

"An incredible book that will teach you how to spend smart without compromising a great life. Ruth's stories and practical advice will make you want to be a better mother, wife, sister, and friend." --RACHEL CRUZE, coauthor with Dave Ramsey of Smart Money Smart Kids

"Ruth knows firsthand how mamas like us live crazy busy lives, and she steps in as a friend to help us manage and love every minute of it. She offers her best tips for gaining control over the chaos with wisdom-based insights on all things thrifty and family. I'll be reading it again and again!" --RENEE SWOPE, bestselling author of A Confident Heart

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