In Debt: Slavery in Disguise, Obi Anukwuem captures the travails and triumphs of living the American dream. From his experiences, he sheds light on the traps that can ensnare us when we want to live well. He consciously and subconsciously allowed negative influences from people and things around him to get him sidetracked, but he knew it was mostly his own doing. He forgot his own life and began to live other people’s lives in an effort to belong. Through poor judgment, indecisiveness, weak principles, and greed, he accumulated huge personal debt. He realized that his spending habits would only make his debt matters worse if he did not do something urgently about his debt. It stole his peace of mind many times. He did not cease until he found a way out of his bondage to debt. Even though he seemed to have stumbled into what promised to help eliminate his debt, he knew that it would take more than just a theory to tackle his problems. The author believes that, to do well in any area of life, we must be true to ourselves, be passionate about what we want, be decisive, and do right all the time. Our dreams, motivations, and aspirations have to always be at the forefront of our thoughts. Unless we change our mentality, life will always seem to be the same. Through perseverance, huge sacrifice, and a desperate desire for peace of mind, Obi and his family eliminated approximately $500,000 in personal debt in about three and a half years. He recalled a negative net worth just before this venture. Now he no longer has to share his wealth with greedy creditors; his net worth is positive, no longer negative, and it continues on a healthy, upward trajectory. His story can be yours as well.