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The Total Money Makeover Audiobook

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

Where Financial Peace gave you the solid saving and investing principles, this book puts those principles into practice. You'll be exercising your financial strength every day and quickly freeing yourself of worry, stress, and debt. And that's a beautiful feeling.

©2003 Dave Ramsey; (P)2003 Thomas Nelson Publishers

What the Critics Say

"The strength of this book is that it is a straightforward motivational tool. He provides the brutally direct truth about the hard work it takes to become free of debt, and his directness is a great part of the book's charm." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Ralph Montreal, Quebec Canada 10-23-08
    Ralph Montreal, Quebec Canada 10-23-08 Member Since 2017
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    "Recommended if you are in deep financial trouble"

    this book is really targeted at people with lots of debt and financial problems. Although there are some good tips for everyone, the main focus is on how to get out of debt.

    60 of 84 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Springville, UT, United States 08-30-08
    Cynthia Springville, UT, United States 08-30-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Recommended read, not listen"

    The narration/reading of this book made me wonder if it was written in all capitals and italics. While I appreciated the information/ideas shared by the author, I didn't appreciate him yelling at me. I understand he's trying to motivate, but the intensity of his voice was just too much.

    105 of 152 people found this review helpful
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    Dustin United States 04-02-12
    Dustin United States 04-02-12
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    "Should Be On Everyone's Shortlist to Read/Listen"
    Where does The Total Money Makeover rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to so far. The money management strategies are valuable for anyone, whether or not they consider themselves to already have a solid grip on financial management. There is something for everyone.


    What about Dave Ramsey’s performance did you like?

    Dave Ramsey's narration is compelling. The way in which he conveys this book, which might be considered a dry topic to listen to, is dynamic and engaging.


    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Brannon San Marcos, CA, United States 09-26-05
    Brannon San Marcos, CA, United States 09-26-05
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    "Nothing but OUTSTANDING!!"

    It has been less than a week sense my wife and I have listed to Dave's book and it has already changed our lives and how we look at our finances forever. Within these few days we have paid off almost $3,000 in debt with money that was "just laying around the house". We had no idea how good it would feel to break free from being a prisoner to some of that debt that we have been paying on for years. It is so liberating to finally take charge of our money and actually have a plan. We have listened and read many financial books in the past but NOTHING and I mean NOTHING has gotten us this excited. It has actually given us more hope than we have ever had about changing our financial future. My wife and I have even grown closer because we are working on our finances together as a team for the first time. Every day we get more and more fired up about "The Total Money Makeover". We will never look at money and debt the same way again. If you are reading this review trying to decide if you should buy this book, DO IT AND DON'T WAIT! This book is worth every penny and then some. If you are ready to take control of your life and ?live like no one else? get started right now.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Russell denver, CO, United States 04-06-12
    Russell denver, CO, United States 04-06-12
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    "Dave rules!"

    Best advice money can buy. Follow and be debt free. Easy to follow. Learn it, live it, be debt free and stay that way.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    J. Pennington 01-09-04 Member Since 2005
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    "Not for Wimps!"

    Great audiobook with very good info on getting out of debt. We liked Dave's style and laughed a lot while listening. I found myself wanting him to go into a little more detail on some subjects but it didn't take away from our experiance.

    Right now we are rolling our debt snowball and selling our financed car and trying to get out of my "fleeced" truck.

    Best of luck to you on your Total Money Makeover!

    21 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Noel Zurich, N/A, Switzerland 11-08-05
    Noel Zurich, N/A, Switzerland 11-08-05
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    "12% Mutual Funds?"

    Mr. Ramsey makes quite a bold statement when he says you should invest in a 12% "Growth Stock" Mutual Fund rather then take the 7% Prepay option (when it comes to financing college). He fails to inform the listener about 2 threats to your investment. In first line, a Mutual Fund comes with a range of various expenses that will dramatically impact your real rate of return, referred to as the Expense Ratio. Second, there is absolutely no guaruantee that you will receive 12% in any given year, not to mention, 4 years in a row (average college duration)! If you are already stuggling financially, pick the guaranteed 7% saved by paying for college in advance.

    Overall the audible is decent; focuses on the -mentality- of money management but lacks the -technical/factual information- needed for effective longer term plans.

    42 of 60 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra T. Sutherlin 07-27-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Painful to listen to"

    I never made it past chapter 2. It might be a wonderful book, but Ramsey's narration is over the top that I couldn't concemtrate on what he was saying. Genuinely one of the worst narrators I've ever heard. I will buy the book and read this instead.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    07-27-17
    07-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "sux"

    book would not down load on trial sub scription at all after 3 times trying

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alberto Schroeder 07-16-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Meh... "

    Kind of good, not at all great... A guide for self discipline on personal finance and that is just it...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs S J Davis
    7/31/17
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    "Good uncommon common sense"

    This isn't a get rich quick scheme. Instead it's the sort of sound financial advice I wish I'd had thirty years ago, before I made some stupid decisions. This book has given me the encouragement and knowledge I needed to sort our finances out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • H
    7/23/17
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    "Very practical guide to financial freedom."

    It is very easy you follow. It gives sound advice. I'm starting tomorrow :). We'll worth a read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Evan Odojukan
    6/29/17
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    "Awesome "

    Amazing book... real eye opener, this is a game changer. If you're serious about making a difference in your life, you need this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • fifa
    6/9/17
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    "Best book"

    This is very easy to understand best book and Dave Ramsey is the best.I really liked this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ed
    5/19/17
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    "Very very good"

    Thoroughly recommend. As good as the podcast - this is a great audiobook. Youtube account is also an inspiration. Thank you very much DR!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/5/17
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    "Live like no one else!"

    I have started my journey today.

    A great motivational book. I live in the UK and even though the examples in the book are based on the American public the principles are just the same. Exciting times ahead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shinga Gwatidzo
    3/18/17
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    "Great book"

    A real eye opener, I'm now encouraged and hopeful for a better financial future and legacy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lewis
    3/18/17
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    "Life changing"

    Get gazelle intense! Save, be debt free, give and have fun! Blessings to you all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel Warburton
    Warrington, England
    3/8/17
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    "Big, Hyped man with a big mouth says avoid debt!"

    A big, confident man tells his story and says several times in different ways to avoid debt, avoid leasing and get an emergency fund in place. Also, to take out needed insurance.

    I heard more financial advice than this down at the bar or pub!

    Not really worth the money!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/5/17
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    "good book and a good listen."

    if applied in the period he says can be debt free and the ability to change your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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