Disclosure: I received a copy of The Total Money Makeover for review purposes only. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post. All opinions are my own.
How many of you have heard of Dave Ramsey? I had a chance to visit his home office in TN and watch a bit of his radio broadcast…as well as meet him. It was all very cool.
I’m a big fan of Dave Ramsey. We’re attempting to go through The Total Money Makeover ourselves. Right now we’re still in the debt snowball phase.
The Total Money Makeover
For any of you that are not familiar with Dave Ramsey and The Total Money Makeover, here’s a little snippet from the Dave Ramsey website:
The short version of the story is that debt caused us, over the course of two and a half years of fighting it, to lose everything. We didn’t tell anyone what was going on, but if we had to do it again, we would learn from the wisdom of others who have been through it. We soon learned that we were not the only ones at the bottom. Barbie and Ken (you know, the couple who appear to be perfect—perfect clothes, perfect car, perfect house) are broke, and I don’t take financial advice from broke people anymore.
After losing everything, I went on a quest to find out how money really works, how I could get control of it and how I could have confidence in handling it. I read everything I could get my hands on. I interviewed older rich people, people who made money and kept it. That quest led me to a really, really uncomfortable place: my mirror. I came to realize that my money problems, worries and shortages largely began and ended with the person in my mirror. I also realized that if I could learn to manage the character I shaved with every morning, I would win with money.
The Total Money Makeover truly is life changing. We aren’t debt free yet but we’re incorporating Dave’s teachings. We’re working on it!
This specific TMMO book is the revised classic edition:
Dave’s teaching is condensed into 7 organized, easy-to-follow steps that will lead you out of debt and into a Total Money Makeover. Classic Edition released September 2013.
If you’d like to finally get out from under your debt, this is the place to start.
Good luck on your journey!