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Thursday, February 10, 2011

dfree™


Synopsis: 
dfree™. No debt, no deficits, and no delinquencies. Drawing on his years of experience as a pastor, public policy maker, and community leader, DeForest “Buster” Soaries, Jr. shares the four vital keys to debt-free living in his groundbreaking new book—dFree: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery. Find out how you, like the hundreds of families before you who have followed his advice, can say yes to no debt.

Cafe Lily's Review: 

dfree™ is not just another “how to get out of debt” book.  While it does offer practical advice on how to break free from the shackles of debt, it also gets straight to the heart of the matter and addresses why consumers put themselves into financial pits. 

According to the author and his research, the average household in 2008 carried nearly $8,700 in credit card debt.  While our nation seems to accept that debt is normal (after all our national debt is astounding!), DeForest Soaries, troubled by these statistics, has been on a mission helping those in bondage who want to get out.

One of the things I liked best about this book is that Soaries practices what he preaches and writes about.  He also doesn’t make it seem like a magical equation – he points out very clearly that financial freedom doesn’t happen overnight.  One of the first steps in the dfree™ program is admitting your problem and coming to your senses.  The author addresses debt, delinquency and deficit living, the three “d’s” that we want to be free from. 

In the back of the book he offers many resources online, books and various curricula that readers can use to jump start their dfree™ plan.  I really liked the basic budget template he includes to give readers an idea of what they should be saving, and what they should be living on.  

Written from a Christian perspective, the author also devotes several pages on tithing, but readers may be surprised at his viewpoint as a pastor.

While the information presented in this book isn’t astounding, new or deeply revealing, it’s good basic common sense and I wish I would’ve had a book like this when I was younger, and learning to manage money.  This book will help readers apply biblical principles to managing their money and put their personal finances back in order.


This book was provided free for review by Zondervan

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