Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze teach parents how to raise money-smart kids in a debt-filled world.
In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree.
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Financial advice for parents.
Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace
The opportunity to hear Dave and Rachel deliver advice in their own cadence. The ability to hear the narrators passion on the content.
Dave's final chapter "I was that Dad..." - It's as if he's speaking directly to you, empowering you to take control of your family tree, and ultimately change your legacy.
Very good overall. Simple concepts to implement with your children. Having already begun discussing the ideas with my kids, I can say the results are immediate - and surprising.
Great, age appropriate ideas for your children of all ages. Love the stories from his actual children. I began the first day and it has gone very well for my three kids from 6 to 10 years old.
Both Dave and his daughter Rachel were great with their advice and keeping it realistic.
I love the book, but listening to Dave and Rachel was great.
I am very good with money and have no debt, but I wasn't sure how to teach my 5 year old. This book has really helped.
I love all the stories that they bring up.
Fantastic book. Everyone with kids should read or listen to it. I am giving it to friends.
EntrepreNerd - Looking for good books on tech, life skills and business
Yes. There is timeless information in here and sometimes I need some reminding.
It really makes you think about your style of parenting and if the money messages you are sending to your kids are the right ones.
These are odd questions.
Lots a great information in this book about how to teach your kids about money and how to help them not become self entitled 'consumers'.
Foundational, Structure, Principles
When Rachel describes her college friend getting her first credit card and only planning on using it and paying off the balance every month only to have something come up unexpected and fall into the trap of just putting it on the CC and thus the cycle of debt begins. Hit close to home.
This not a book with scenes as say there would be in a fiction novel. So this question may not be appropriate for this book.
But a story that stands out is Rachel shutting down her Facebook account to avoid the feeling of envy when she would see her friend's posts about vacations and recent purchases. I think that's a real problem today and it was enlightening to have someone speak about it.
The extreme reaction I had was that I saw many mistake I made with money and credit cards as I began to earn a living. It made me want to make sure to teach my son not to do the same. Valuable stuff!
I think this a great book and one every parent should listen to. If I could make a suggestion to Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze, it would be to spend some time talking/writing about how to begin to build wealth in more detail for young people. Introduce and explain Mutual Funds, and other savings options. Give direction on where to find more information and how to begin with little money and how to start small. Take the daunting nature of beginning to invest and make it digestible.
Climbing since 1995
"Where does money come from?" (Dad)
"You knew you were in deep trouble when you hear Dad say;
"You do not talk to my wife that way."
I found this book refreshing. Sometimes on his radio show and in his books Dave can go overboard and get carried away with calling people "STUPID!" "IDOT!" However this book is told by a more tactful Rachel who says it like it is, yet with more care. Dave will occasionally add a comment here and there to keep things "Ramsey". There isn't much of a story line but rather a well thought out series of points that need be addressed when it comes to teaching children about money. Topics such as
Charity from your Children
Saving for College
Paying for a Wedding
the First Car
Going to the Fair
and even Money to Married Children. With each point an entertaining story from Rachel's past is told. I have already started using some of these principles with my 4 children (my oldest is 9). Like much like Dave's other books, the concepts are simple and common sense, yet I'd not thought of that before. Think of this book like a Financial "Love and Logic". Use what you like and leave the rest on the shelf.
Would I recommend this book? VERY YES! I have already told a few of my close friends.
This book is awesome. You don't have to have kids to enjoy. I don't have any but are helping to effluence my nephews and nieces and this book really shows how we also can impact any child or young adult or our siblings on raising Money Smart Kids! Well done Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze!
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