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The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness (2003)

by Dave Ramsey

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Wonderful book..
Book filled with Principles of good old methods and a very very Strong Commonsense
Absolutely loved and enjoyed thoroughly reading the book..

Have to apply ..

After reading the book ....and a little bit of just analyzing what i had learnt ....did come one of my Eureka Moments...
I think the personal finance system can be classified as follows

Step - 1: Dave Ramsey's Principles --- SAVE
Step - 2: Ramit Sethi --- AUTOMATE / ACCUMULATE
Step - 3 : Robert Kiyosaki --- INVEST


WOW.....Its Amazing...
Planning for the second read ...
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  Dr.N | Aug 4, 2014 |
I can easily make this review sound full of quasi-religious fervor, although I will try to hold myself back. This book has been in my hands for about a year, sitting by my favorite chair, ignored. I'm not sure why I picked it up early this week out of the many choices I had, but apparently the time was right for it to make sense and change my approach to money.

Listen, there is nothing new here. Budget, have an emergency buffer, pay off your debts, invest. I mean, you knew all this, right? Certainly I did, at least intellectually, Somehow Dave made it all seem possible. Not easy,, but possible. Lots of personal stories, both his own and from others who have used his program, enforced the "yes you can" message. I know I feel more comfortable with a new, reasonable budget in place, and no longer have to guess when the inevitable "can we afford to..." question arises. I hope that if I re-read this review in a year, I still feel as passionate. ( )
  wareagle78 | Jun 1, 2014 |
Don't laugh, it was a Christmas present and very educational. ( )
  cendri | May 30, 2014 |
Great ideas for beating financial psychology. Simplistic if you are rational and are immune to psychological / emotional forces. Think this is a GREAT first book to get you on your feet and can get more sophisticated books once you are ready. ( )
  rumurphy | Oct 9, 2013 |
Dave Ramsey's down to earth, no-nonsense approach to personal finance is unique in the credit-crave American society. To follow his "Total Money Makeover" needs a strong mind and deep commitment, which are some the elements needed for someone who are in adverse financial shape. But financial fitness is not just for those who "screwed up" already; in fact, I would recommend anyone at college level (at their late teens and early twenties) learn how to handle their personal finance BEFORE they run into any major crises.

This audio book is read by the author. Although the content is solid throughout, at times I feel the "tone" of delivery is a bit harsh. Also, this book seems to deal with the knowledge or principles level, but lacks a more hands-on guidance. Yet, I do agree that if one understands the foundational principles of personal finance (or financial fitness), the hands-on, step-by-step stage would come a lot easier. ( )
  Simple.life | Sep 15, 2013 |
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The bedrock of his system is simple: work hard, pay what you owe and stay out of debt. His main commandment is "Pay cash." He first exhorts the reader to take "baby steps," which are designed to build on each other: first, save $1,000 as an emergency fund; then, pay off all debts from smallest to largest; save a larger three-to-six-month emergency fund; finally, start to save for college and pay off your home mortgage. Ramsey understands the difficulty in putting these steps into action, and therefore packs his book with personal testimonials from everyday people who have used his system and have become debt free, with obvious struggles.
 
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785289089, Hardcover)

The success stories speak for themselves in this book from money maestro Dave Ramsey. Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health.

Ramsey debunks the many myths of money (exposing the dangers of cash advance, rent-to-own, debt consolidation) and attacks the illusions and downright deceptions of the American dream, which encourages nothing but overspending and massive amounts of debt. "Don't even consider keeping up with the Joneses," Ramsey declares in his typically candid style. "They're broke!"

The Total Money Makeover isn't theory. It works every single time. It works because it is simple. It works because it gets to the heart of the money problems: you.

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A strategy for changing attitudes about personal finances covers such topics as getting out of debt, the dangers of cash advances, and keeping spending within income limits.

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