New Book Offers Tactics for Relief from Compulsive Spending

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Meredith D.’s ‘Muddy Boots in the Hallway’ tackles subject many suffer from but few admit to.

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Just as the government spending is out of control, so too is personal spending on an individual level out of control. However, on a personal level, there is a solution.

Many people spend too much money from time to time, but when spending begins to dominate one’s life and results in feelings of personal guilt and shame, it is time to look at spending patterns. In her new book “Muddy Boots in the Hallway: Freedom from Compul$ive $pending Will Change Your Life” (published by Balboa Press), Meredith D. shares the story of one woman that will resonate with many who overspend compulsively, feel ashamed, want to stop, but just don’t know how.

“Overspending, credit card debt, bankruptcy, and personal financial difficulties grow each day,” Meredith D. says. “Just as the government spending is out of control, so too is personal spending on an individual level out of control. However, on a personal level, there is a solution.”

An excerpt from “Muddy Boots in the Hallway”:

“It (compulsive spending) has been a life-long problem. Before I was old enough to have a checking account in my own name or see my name stamped on a credit card, I knew I loved the thrill of spending money and buying things. I have learned to call it an ‘addiction’ because for many years and in situations too numerous to recall or count, the urgency to spend had complete control over my behavior and actions. My own mind and reasoning process were unable to control my behavior and actions. It was an impulsive, reactive solution to anxiety, distress, and fear in its many disguised forms and even joy or celebration.”

Practical and accessible, “Muddy Boots in the Hallway” is one woman’s chronicle of success.

About the Author
Meredith D. has spent a lifetime agonizing with the self-made prison created by the demons of guilt and shame as the result of an inability to control or understand her compulsive spending behavior. As she experienced the frequently painful consequences of this behavior, including two failed marriages and bankruptcy, as well as recovery in a 12-step program, she began to view this addiction with new eyes. Eventually, she was able to claim victory over this crippling affliction. Once she admitted her powerlessness and began to shift her viewpoint away from guilt and shame, she was able to focus on healthier, more fulfilling behavior choices. She is the mother of three grown children and five grandchildren. Meredith D. is a quilter and writer living in Pittsburgh.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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