Sunday, January 17, 2010

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

From the author's website: The success stories speak for themselves in this book from money maestro Dave Ramsey. Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health.

Does this just scream, "New Year's Resolution!"? Oh well, it's actually been a long time coming as we knew college for Bookworm was looming - time to tighten up and get serious. Dave Ramsey is an entertainer, the advice he doles out is littered with catchy phrases and folksy humor. This book outlines the steps very matter of factly; he lays it out quite specifically and does not want you to deviate from his plan. Interspersed are stories of families and individuals who have worked the Total Money Makeover and are now debt free. I did lose interest after the first few chapters because it will take us many months to get through those first few steps - we don't need to read about paying off our mortgage when we are still working on paying off our Disney vacation on the Visa card! But even though my heart wasn't into reading the last three or four chapters, it is written at such an easy level that finishing it up was nearly effortless. If you need a little kick in the rear to get started straightening up your finances, this book is a fun, easy read to help you do that.

This book is my "T" book for the 2010 A-Z Reading Challenge. Click on the button to see my progress.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I've found that a lot of these books say the same things, so once you've read one of them, you've read them all. I can understand you losing interest in it.