Financial Peace

Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,485 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1998 Dave Ramsey (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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decent info, just not very detailed

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

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Starter piece

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.

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Good but outdated

I read this book hoping for more insight but really it's just an outdated version of The Total Money Makeover. It's good for a quick read and the stock and investing information is a little more in-depth then TTMM but I think you could get a better book to explain investing.

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Excellent advice with a few caveats

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.

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...this was the abridged version. I got the basic stepwork, but will need more guidance

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Great education and wise

Would you consider the audio edition of Financial Peace to be better than the print version?

Yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Financial Peace?

Learning what all of the the different kinds of investments are and the basics of investing.

What does Dave Ramsey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Listening gave me validation for the need to revisit my philosophy on money and growing wealth through service more than sheer hard work.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Financial Peace?

How I will build my investment portfolio and how I will treat money in the present for my future.

Any additional comments?

Dave is a stud

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Awesome Advice!

Great book with very doable tips! I enjoyed the information that Dave gave. I am excited to listen to more books by Dave.

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not geared to senior citizens

This book is for young and middle-aged readers, was not really any help for older readers.

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Couldn't Keep Listening

The first book I came across by Dave Ramsey was Total Money Makeover. I thought that book was easy to listen to and overall a decent book. Though he can be a bit annoying at times it was motivational overall. I purchased this book for additional motivation and information and found it to be too similar to Total Money Makeover and his narration style different.

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Another great Dave Ramsey production

This was a great audiobook to listen to while I worked. He lays out all the steps needed to succeed with money.

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