Dave Ramsey is a businessman and entrepreneur who accumulated a $4-million real-estate portfolio, only to lose it all - and nearly everything else he owned - by making the same mistake millions of Americans make every day: he got too far into debt to get out. Dave Ramsey is also a Christian family man who, through the turmoil of his financial nightmare, discovered a new way of life. He shared the lessons he learned by writing Financial Peace, a simple but powerful guide that offers practical lessons on how to get out of debt - and stay out.
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This book is great general advice for someone who wishes to get out of debt and eventually build wealth. The advice on the recommended stock market portfolio, however, is extremely dated (by about 20 years) and even for that time it wasn't very sound. The author's assertion, for example, that international mutual funds outperform the general stock market is historically untrue. His lack of emphasis - and to some degree his dismissal of the impact fees make on mutual funds returns - has also proven to be false. I recommend getting your stock/mutual fund investing advice elsewhere. While this book is very weak on actual stock/mutual fund investing advice, it is very strong on understanding debt and practical approaches for getting out of it.
As long as the reader understands that this book needs to be understood in today's context/today's dollars, this is real meat and potatoes content on debt reduction and financial liberty.
This information was helpful as a starter or motivator, but vague. I recommend Smart Kids Smart Money. The latter is much more detailed and great for all stages of money management situations whether single, newly married, planning a family, or have kids in high school and on their way to college.
the info contained in this book was intended to go along with Dave's plan on his website. while the stand alone info is good, it's not something to really sink your teeth into. This is a good starter book to introduce you to Dave Ramsey and his system
Learning what all of the the different kinds of investments are and the basics of investing.
Listening gave me validation for the need to revisit my philosophy on money and growing wealth through service more than sheer hard work.
How I will build my investment portfolio and how I will treat money in the present for my future.
Dave is a stud
Yes..he is a great financial advisor.
Yes. Good advice for money management.
Generally yes. Some comments outdated.
OK book on fundamentals
This book is for young and middle-aged readers, was not really any help for older readers.
dave puts finance in terms that are very easy to understand and is entertaining while he does it. great information for those who are looking for some direction in this area of life.
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