Gail Vaz Oxlade is the reason why I started this blog. I watched Princess and Till Debt do us Part religiously, and at times saw myself in the participants in the show. I once even stayed up all night watching 2 seasons of Princess, so if you want to find someone to blame for this blog, it would be her.
I had the opportunity to read her book recently and I loved it, then again, I love anything from her. She reminds me of my aunt, tough, but fair, and willing to kick your ass if needed. The quest of being Debt Free Forever isn’t nearly as common as it should be. 1 in 10 Canadians will have trouble coming up with an funds for a 0 expense. Let’s face it, we, Canadians, have a debt problem, and we are not doing enough to get out of it.
Although Debt-Free Forever is geared towards those who have debt, it is great for everyone else, too, as it shows you how to budget, and stay DEBT FREE. Gail’s no nonsense attitude long with common sense advice help shape a personalized plan for anyone reading the book. She sounds exactly like how she is on TV, which is refreshing as sometimes authors have a different “voice” in books. Her sense of humour and her attitude are both centre stage.
If you are seriously thinking about budgeting, learning how to keep track of your spending, getting out of debt and staying that than this book is for you. Even if you are almost debt free, and want to maintain that, I would recommend picking up a copy.I honestly want to give this as a wedding gift to friends. The sad reality is that we are so blessed to live where we do, and to have access to the type of credit that we do, that some people (myself included) forget to keep their head in the game and live within their means.
Ps. Do yourself a favour and watch her show!
Have you read this book yet? Thoughts?