As financial self-help books go, this one is rare: It’s dirt cheap, and worth many multiples of its price. My paperback edition (published 1988) shows a cover price of $6.99, but How to Get Out of Debt is worth about a hundred times that much, I’d say, when I consider how much viable content it offers. You could read some competing books in this category that might cost you $16 or or $20 or more, and not get half as many go-back-and-read-that-again motivational passages and useful tactics as Mundis provides. How to Get Out of Debt may not be the absolute, top floor of the personal-finance realm, but I’ll say here that the elevator doesn’t go much higher.

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