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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Total Money Makeover Classic Edition - Dave Ramsey

A Proven Plan for Financial Success.  This book is for in Dave's own words "people who are financially flabby, and overweight with debt." Dave Ramsey is unique among the current advice givers on financial matters in that his foundation is in Christianity.  He starts out by stating what this book is NOT. It is not complicated,not politically correct, and not just about math, facts, and figures.  He encourages readers to skip around and read the success stories of people who have followed his advice, and you really can't argue with the truth.
 I am particularly pleased that he mentions one of my favorite authors Randy Alcorn on page 197 and recommends his book, Money, Possessions and Eternity. This book requires action and interaction, there are great worksheets in the back to get you started.  The author has been around a while and knows what he is talking about because he has learned things the hard way.( He says he has a PhD in DUMB.)  Using his system and working through the "baby steps", you can be debt free and living the life you want.  His motto is "If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else." This book is for anyone, those who are just starting out on their first job, and those adults who have been working their entire lives and may have made some poor financial choices, and those who just want to learn how to get a handle on their finances.
As a side note, Dave has recently been critical of the current administration and the Heatlthcare options available, and I'm certain made some enemies.  I respect his coming out with his opinions and being so outspoken, knowing how unpopular it may be, but then again, Dave has never been politically correct.
Check out www.daveramsey.com

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