The authoritative guide on how to strategically use debt to your advantage

The Value of Debt in Buiding Wealth – Available Now!

From Tom Anderson, the New York Times best-selling author of The Value of Debt


From Tom Anderson, the New York Times best-selling author of The Value of Debt

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

The Traditional Glidepath

It is time to rid ourselves of the anti-debt hysteria and explore a better, balanced way.

Chapter 2

Foundational Facts

Explore the seven foundational facts of your financial journey, the boundaries to keep you on course.

Chapter 3

A Balanced L.I.F.E.

Begin to navigate your financial path with the first two phases, Launch and Independence.

Chapter 4

Freedom and Equilibrium

After getting yourself on a balanced path, it’s time to consider the next steps: the Freedom and Equilibrium phases.

Chapter 5

The Other Side of the Balance Sheet

A thoughtful debt strategy can only achieve its potential with the appropriate approach to the other side of your balance sheet – your assets.

Chapter 6

Proof of the Value of Debt

Put the ideas to the test and see if debt can truly add value.

Chapter 7


Take a stand against conventional wisdom and start your glide path through L.I.F.E.

Appendix A

Phi Phound Me

Understand how a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry provided the inspiration behind the ideas.

Appendix B

Understanding the Power of Securities-Based Lending

Discover the power of lines of credit against your investment portfolio of liquid, taxable assets.

Appendix C

Home Purchases and Financing Considerations

The perspectives to consider as you make the decision to buy a home.

Appendix D

The Millennial’s Guide to Debt and Getting Started

If you’re just getting started on the road to building your wealth, the right steps can help you break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.

Appendix E


Does it really work? See for yourself with the detailed math behind the examples throughout the book.

“Trying to achieve financial success without using one side of the balance sheet is like trying to swim without using one of your arms: you’ll survive, but you won’t be winning any races. Tom has explained how to strategically and prudently use debt to build wealth and live a better life.”

Raj Date Former Deputy Director, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Managing Partner, Fenway Summer Ventures January 30, 2017

The Series

Conventional wisdom advises people to pay off debt as quickly as possible. In The Value of Debt series, Tom Anderson turns this idea on its head and demonstrates how a strategic approach to debt can be used to your advantage. The books provide specific and actionable advice on how the effective management of both sides of the balance sheet can help establish your safety net, grow your personal wealth, support your dreams, and prepare for retirement.

Whether you are a financial advisor looking for ways to provide more holistic advice for your clients or an investor trying achieve your financial goals, The Value of Debt is the series to empower your future.

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