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Part 1: The Basics of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Lesson 1: What You Need to Know About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Part 2: The Basics of Money Management

Lesson 2: Personal Planning, Values, Goals, & Priorities

Lesson 3: Money. Making It, Tracking It, Saving It, Spending It

Lesson 4: Smart Shopping

Part 3: The Basics of Credit Management

Lesson 5: Wise Use of Credit

Lesson 6: Is There Life After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Part 4: Additional Resources

Your Rights Under The FCRA
Web Sites for Money Management
Books and Tapes
Glossary of Terms

Personal Financial Choices
Setting A New Course
Chapter 7
Resource Guide


Books and Tapes

We have discussed many of the issues that may affect your particular financial situation. You will find it well worth your time to explore some of the many excellent books and tapes available at your local bookstore or library. What follows is a list of the some of the books available right now that will surely include at least one book that will be very helpful to you.

Abentrod, Susan,
10 Minute Guide to Beating Debt (10 Minute Guides),
Macmillan General Reference, 1996.

Arenson, Gloria.
Born to Spend: How to Overcome Compulsive Spending,
TAB Books, Human Services Institute, Bradenton, Florida, 1991. (TAB Books: div. Of McGraw- Hill, Inc.)

Bamford, Janet,
The Consumer Reports Money Book: How to Get It, Save It & Spend It Wisely,
Consumer Reports Books, 1997.

Belsky, Gary and Gilovich, Thomas,
Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes,
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1999.

Bierman, Todd and Masten, David,
The Fix Your Credit Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Lifetime of Great Credit,
St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1998.

Bilker, Scott,
Credit Card & Debt Management: A Step-By-Step How-To Guide for Organizing Debt & Saving Money on Interest Payments,
Press One Publications, 1996.

Blouin, Barbara with Margaret Kiersted and Katherine Gibson,
The Legacy of Inherited Wealth: Interviews with Heirs,
Trio Press, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1995.

Chilton, David,
The Wealthy Barber: Everyone’s Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent,
Prima Publishing, 1998.

Dappen, Andrew R.,
Shattering the Two-Income Myth: Daily Secrets for Living Well on One Income,
Brier Books, 1997.

Dominguez, Joe and Robin, Vicki,
Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence,
Penguin USA, 1993.

Ealy, Diane C. and Lesh, Kay,
Our Money Ourselves: Redesigning Your Relationship With Money: A Self-Help Guide,
AMACOM, 1998.

Eaton, Bruce,
Conquering Your Financial Stress: The Five-Point Plan for Generating True Wealth,
Times Books, New York, 1998.

Edelman, Ric,
The New Rules of Money: 88 Simple Strategies for Financial Success Today,
Harpercollins, New York, 1998.

Ernst & Young,
Financial Planning Essentials,
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1999.

Estess, Patricia Schiff,
Money Advice for Your Successful Remarriages: Handling Delicate Financial Issues with Love & Understanding,
Betterway Publications, 1996.

Fairley, Juliette and Jackson, Jesse L.,
Money Talks: Black Finance Experts Talk to You About Money,
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998.

Felton-Collins, Victoria with Suzanne Blair Brown,
Couples and Money: Why Money Interferes with Love and What to Do About It,
Bantam Books, New York, 1990.

Feinberg, Andrew,
Downsize Your Debt: How to Take Control of Your Personal Finances,
Penguin USA, New York, 1993.

Glink, Ilyce R.,
100 Questions You Should Ask About Your Personal Finances,
Times Books, New York, 1999.

Glossbrenner, Alfred and Emily,
Smart Guide to Managing Personal Finance,
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998.

Hallowell, Edw. M., M.D. and Wm. J. Grace, Jr.,
What Are You Worth?,
Weidenfield and Nicolson, New York, 1989.

Hannon, Kerry,
Suddenly Single: Money Skills for Divorcees and Widows,
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998.

Johnson, Anne M. and Rejnis, Ruth,
The Cost of Caring: Money Skills for Caregivers,
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998.

Kelly, Jason,
Neatest Little Guide to Personal Finance,
Plume Press, 1999.

Krueger, David W., editor:
The Last Taboo: Money as Symbol & Reality in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis,
Bruner/Mazel, New York, 1986. Particularly useful for psychoanalytic therapists.

Laut, Phil,
Money is My Friend,
Ivy Books, New York, 1989.

Lawrence, Judy,
The Budget Kit: The Common Cent$ Money Management Workbook,
Dearborn Trade, 1997.

Lawrence, Judy,
The Money Tracker: A Quick and Easy Way to Keep Tabs on Your Spending,
Dearborn Trade, 1996.

Lewin, Elizabeth, C.F.P. and Ryan, Bernard Jr.,
Simple Ways to Help Your Kids Become Dollar Smart,
Walker and Company, New York, 1994.

Longo, Tracey,
10 Minute Guide to Household Budgeting (10 Minute Guides);
Macmillan General Reference, 1997.

Matthews, Arlene Modica,
Your Money, Your Self: Understanding and Improving Your Relationship to Cash and Credit,
Fireside Books, New York, 1993.

McCoy, Jonni,
Miserly Moms: Living on One Income in a Two Income Economy,
GCB Publishing Group, 1996.

McCullough, Bonnie Runyan,
Bonnie’s Household Budget Book: The Essential Workbook for Getting Control of Your Money,
St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1996.

Mellan, Olivia,
Overcoming Overspending: A Winning Plan for Spenders and Their Partners,
Walker & Company, New York, 1995.

Mellan, Olivia,
Money Harmony: Resolving Money Conflicts In Your Life and Relationships,
Walker & Company, New York, 1995.

Mogil, Christopher and Slepian, Anne, with Woodrow, Peter,
We Gave Away a Fortune,
New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, 1992.

Monroe, Paula Ann,
Left-Brain Finance for Right-Brain People,
Sourcebooks Trade, 1998.

Morris Kenneth M. and Siegel, Alan M.,
Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance,
Lightbulb Press, Inc., 1997.

Moscatelli, Robert G.,
Too Soon Old; Too Late Smart: How to Get Control of Your Money (Before Your Money Gets Control of You),
Black Knight Press, 1995.

Mundis, Jerrold,
How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt and Live Prosperously,
Bantam Books, New York, 1990.

Needleman, Jacob,
Money and the Meaning of Life,
Doubleday, New York, 1991.

Ormon, Suze,
The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom,
Crown Publishing, 1998.

Phillips, Michael and Rasberry, Sally,
The Seven Laws of Money,
Random House, 1974.

Phillips, Michael,
Simple Living Investments,
Clear Glass Publishing Co., Berkeley, CA, 1987.

Pond, Jonathan, D.,
1001 Ways to Cut Your Expenses,
Dell Books, New York, 1992.

Quinn, Jane Bryant,
Making the Most of Your Money,
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997.

Ramsey, Dave,
Financial Peace,
Viking Press, New York, 1997.

Siegel, Joel G. and Shim, Jae K.,
Keys to Managing Your Cash Flow,
Barron’s Educational Series, 1992.

Sinetar, Marsha,
Do What You Love: The Money Will Follow—Discovering Your Right Livelihood,
Paulist Press, New York, 1987.

Stanny, Barbara,
Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money,
Penguin USA, New York, 1999.

Ungar, Alan B.,
Financial Self-Confidence for the Suddenly Single,
Lowell House, 1997.

Waldman, Mark,
The Way of Real Wealth,
Harpercollins, New York, 1993.

Weinstein, Grace,
Men, Women & Money: New Roles, New Rules,
New American Library, New York, 1986.

Wesson Carolyn,
Women Who Shop Too Much: Overcoming the Urge to Splurge,
St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1990.

Yablonsky, Lewis,
The Emotional Meaning of Money,
Gardner Press, Inc., New York, 1991.

Yorkey, Mike and Benson, Dan (Editor),
21 Days to a Thrifty Lifestyle: A Proven Plan for Beginning New Habits (21-Day Plan Series),
Zondervan Publishing House, 1998.

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