With the help of a #1 New York Times bestselling author and finance expert, set your finances right with these updated tactics and practices
Dave Ramsey knows what it's like to have it all. By age twenty-six, he had established a four-million-dollar real estate portfolio, only to lose it by age thirty. He has since rebuilt his financial life and, through his workshops and his New York Times business bestsellers Financial Peace and More than Enough, he has helped hundreds of thousands of people to understand the forces behind their financial distress and how to set things right-financially, emotionally, and spiritually.
In this new edition of Financial Peace, Ramsey has updated his tactics and philosophy to show even more readers:
• how to get out of debt and stay out
• the KISS rule of investing—"Keep It Simple, Stupid"
• how to use the principle of contentment to guide financial decision making
• how the flow of money can revolutionize relationships
With practical and easy to follow methods and personal anecdotes, Financial Peace is the road map to personal control, financial security, a new, vital family dynamic, and lifetime peace.
An updated, expanded version of Ramsey's first book about overcoming debt and managing personal finances, this edition boasts new chapters on the relationship between money matters and family matters. (Originally self-published in 1992, Financial Peace had its sales bolstered by Ramsey's eponymous personal finance radio talk show; the 1997 Viking edition became a business bestseller.) When it comes to solving money problems, Ramsey knows whence he speaks: he had made and lost a real estate fortune by age 30. His straightforward guide to fiscal tranquility covers the basics of career (work hard in a job you're good at), savings (sock away 10% of your take-home pay), investments (invest long-term with pretax dollars) and spending (live below your income). The new chapters offer financial advice for singles, spouses and parents-agreeing on money matters, Ramsey says, leads to "fabulous unity" in a marriage. Commentary from Ramsey's wife, Sharon, concludes each chapter; while often a bit drippy ("Communicating with those closest to you is important. A lot of times this will be your spouse or your best friend"), it puts another reassuring layer on an already warm (sometimes Christian-themed) and helpful text.
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Great book, needs to be updated
I love Dave Ramsey and I love his thinking. I read Total Money Makeover in literally 3 days and didn't know if I should buy this book, Financial Peace as I was fearful of reading the same info and wasting $16.99
Two major points:
1. It was worth the read. Yes, Total Money Makeover is a better book, though this book dives into other items like investing, budget planning if your single, finding deals, etc. I also appreciated reading more about his Christian Faith.
2. This book NEEDS to be updated. Check writing in the checkout line is a thing of the past, yet he talks about it. You can tell that this was written in the mid to late 90's. I can't trust the stock market rates he quoted and nothing about the post recession after 2008.
Great help in giving the best level headed approach to financial stewardship!
Life changing, marriage better
Incredible book, course, and well written. My marriage is way better as a result of implementing the teachings in this book.