7 Money Rules for Life®

How to Take Control of Your Financial Future

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Change your financial future--today
In her warm and encouraging style, financial expert Mary Hunt shows you how to master the essentials to get your money under control and prepare financially for the rest of your life. She shows you how to apply each of the 7 Rules, starting today, as well as how to recover from past financial mistakes. With Mary on your side, you'll learn how to
  • Spend less than you earn
  • Save for the future
  • Give some away
  • Anticipate your irregular expenses
  • Tell your money where to go
  • Manage your credit
  • Borrow only what you know you can repay

Money mastery isn't hard when you know the rules. Let 7 Money Rules for Life change your future from uncertain to rock-solid--no matter what your income level.


"Packed with practical, easy-to-digest advice, 7 Money Rules for Life is a no-nonsense approach to money and life that really works! Mary provides a road map to recovery driven by a realistic, deliverable promise for a better life that isn't contingent on the actions of anyone but you. If you want more out of life, take on the 7 Rules and see what happens. You won't be disappointed."--Rob Bernabé, author, Mind Your Own Mortgage; speaker; and former president of E*Trade Mortgage Corporation

"Without a doubt, Mary Hunt is in my 'Favorite Authors Hall of Fame.' Whether you are in desperate financial condition seeking hope and a plan or in good financial shape striving to be better, 7 Money Rules for Life is a book I wish everyone would read and then pass on to their friends."--David Briggs, director, Enrich Financial Ministry, Central Christian Church of Arizona

"This powerful book is a must-read for you and everyone you care about. Mary Hunt provides a recipe for the art of living below your means. She is an advocate for ordinary people like you and me to do extraordinary things with our finances. 7 Money Rules for Life comes loaded with tools that are applicable to all of us as we progress toward debt-proof living. Take control of your financial future!"--Stephen Komanapalli, pastor, deputy chief of staff, Saddleback Church

"Simple rules of the road that cut through confusion, mystery, and misery. This is what Mary unfolds in her latest treasure that can transform the lives of individuals and families. Financial freedom is possible! And I'm sharing it with my kids, graduates, and newly marrieds. Top of my gift list for 2012!"--Lisa Rose, founder, First Friday Women

"Mary gives us the raw reality of our deadly financial status but empowers us to overcome the obstacles by taking control of our own financial destiny. Every family should have this in their home."--Melissa Montana, CEO/president, STAR Educational Media Network

"The brilliance of Mary Hunt's latest book, 7 Money Rules for Life, is that it is a real story. She tells her story of how she got her family into massive consumer debt and their journey to financial health. 7 Money Rules for Life inspires hope in seemingly hopeless situations and invites people to begin to take steps toward financial health. I can imagine people everywhere reading Mary's 7 Money Rules and saying, 'I can do that!'"--Allen Thiessen, Stewardship Team Member, Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

"This book can help no matter where you are financially. It is easy to read and easy to follow. If you put in a little effort, it will change your life! Well worth every penny!"--Marie Barger, Debt-Proof-Living member and forum moderator

"Mary Hunt entered our life in 2006 and transformed it forever. With the help of Mary's rules, our commitment, and the grace of God, we were able to completely rid ourselves of credit card debt. We aren't completely debt-free yet but we are getting there day by day and step by step. We have a plan, and it works!"--Galen and Kathryn Gritts, DPL members

"Mary has done it again! Rich, informative, enlightening, and educational. A simple read with a powerful message for anyone's financial life from Boomers to Gen X. Every household should have this book."--Kathleen Hairston, DPL member and forum moderator

"Mary's 7 Money Rules for Life reads more like a conversation with a friend than a financial book, and comes from a place of understanding and encouragement. Those floundering in financial distress and wondering how they got there would find this book a great blueprint for how to climb out, create margin, and keep going."--Megan Lalli, DPL member and community forums moderator

The Author

  1. Mary Hunt
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    Mary Hunt

    Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, a syndicated columnist, and a sought-after motivational speaker who helps men and women battle the epidemic of consumer debt. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof...

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Praise for Mary Hunt

"Mary Hunt has been there and back, and it shows. Hunt's empathetic, real-world approach makes [her] advice somehow seem more palatable--and achievable."--Money magazine

"Nobody is more aware of the complex relationship between finances and relationships than Mary Hunt."--CBS Early Show

"Mary speaks from the depths of her own experience, a gotta-have-it habit that led her into six-figure debt. It took her 13 years to pull her family out, and the money-saving strategies she learned along the way became the basis for a career as one of America's top personal finance experts."--Woman's Day magazine