Thursday, November 21, 2013

Book Review: Total Money Makeover

I have been a huge fan of Dave Ramsey for many years.  His concepts are Biblically based, right on target, smart, and he's not afraid to tell you like it is.  Its not often you find someone who is honest and doesn't skirt issues.

My husband and I have worked very hard to follow a lot of Ramsey's concepts.  From the start of our marriage we've stayed out of debt and have kept a budget to help us live like no one else so we can give like no one else.

I was excited to read through Ramsey's Total Money Makeover:  Classic Edition.  It was neat to read all of the concepts I hear him discuss on a regular basis on the radio.  He goes through all of his 'baby steps' towards financial freedom including the emergency fund, debt snowball, and investing in the future.

I loved hearing success stories from other families throughout the book.  It was like celebrating the freedom they are feeling right along with them as I read it.  My only complaint is that sometimes their layout was right in the middle of a paragraph or thought in the chapter.  It was a little awkward to read around.

Whether you have been a fan for years or are tired of leading a life of debt and financial stability- this book is sure to be a good one to read and share.  This isn't get rich quick or even a fix all.  It is the kick in the pants and the steps laid out you need to make the right decisions for yourself.  This book gives you the chance to take responsibility and change your life forever.

*I received a copy of the book in return for my unbiased review from BookSneeze