This Local Author Wants to Help You Save Money, April 2016

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The last time we wrote about Anna Newell Jones (“Cheapskate,” May 2011), she was an up-and-coming blogger at And Then We Saved, chronicling the extreme measures she took to rid herself of $24,000 in debt. Just 18 months later, she was debt free, thanks to a bare-bones lifestyle she has since dubbed–and trademarked–the Spending Fast. Readers of her blog have saved more than $1 million based on her program. Now the mother of a toddler, owner of one Capitol Hill home and one tiny house, her first book, The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living, debuted Tuesday, April 26. Here, Jones talks about the mentality of debt, what to expect from her book, and more:

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