“Slaying the Debt Dragon,” by Cherie Lowe

I recently had the chance to read Slaying the Debt Dragon: How One Family Conquered Their Money Monster and Found an Inspired Happily Ever After, by Cherie Lowe. This nonfiction book was published on December 18, 2014, by Tyndale House.

About this book (from the back cover):

Are your finances getting out of control? Have you made mistakes with your money? Are you in more debt than you’d like to admit?

Cherie Lowe has been there. She and her family found themselves $127,482.30 in debt (did your jaw drop?). They hadn’t bought a yacht, blown it on designer clothes, or purchased a mansion. The small, everyday expenses of living just added up—until suddenly, the Lowes were being threatened by one dragon of a debt.

But through hard work and with God’s help, Cherie’s family vanquished this foe, one bill at a time. And you can too! In Slaying the Debt Dragon, Cherie shares how her war on debt made her financially free, strengthened her marriage, taught her children valuable money-management skills, and brought her whole family closer to God and one another. As you read her battle tales, you’ll be armed with the weapons you need to fight your own financial foes. With God, all things are possible—and your inspired happily ever after can begin today.

Final Verdict:

New Year’s resolutions often center around getting in better shape, either physically or financially. If the latter is your goal, then Slaying the Debt Dragon is a fun read that will help keep you motivated as you get rid of debt. I would always recommend Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover as the first book to read when getting out of debt, but Lowe is also a huge fan of Ramsey’s and her book makes a great second read on the road to financial health. Lowe, author of the Queen of Free blog, is a great writer, and she offers easy-to-read money-saving advice in areas such as budgeting, meal planning, grocery shopping, and even the realm of parenting during times of financial cutbacks. She offers great questions to ask yourself to evaluate your current financial health, as well as to plan for a debt-free future. Lowe and her family paid off over $127,000 in debt, not including a mortgage, and she shows you exactly how they did it – and how they stayed motivated over the four year process. All in all, this is a fun, motivating read!

If you’d like to check out Slaying the Debt Dragon, it is currently on sale for $9.99 for the Kindle version (regularly $14.99). If you prefer a physical copy the paperback version is currently on sale for $10.77. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Tyndale Blog Network site. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. This site is an Amazon affiliate, and purchases made through Amazon links (including linked book covers) may result in my receiving a small commission (at no additional cost to you). I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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