The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Dec 29, 2009 - Business & Economics - 259 pages
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If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.

Build up your money muscles with America's favorite finance coach.

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 Revised 3rd Edition!

By now, you've heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, then take a look at this—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. With The Total Money Makeover Revised 3rd Edition, you'll be able to: 

  • Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything
  • Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)
  • Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!

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.

The Total Money Makeover Revised 3rd Edition—complete with additional material and new personal success stories—is the one financial workout that guarantees everything will work out.

  

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He also gives clear advice on investing for the future. - Walmart
His advice doesn't stop there. - Christianbook.com
I like the advice that Dave gives to eliminate debt. - Christianbook.com

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Easy read. Inspirational to those who want to make a change. Simple steps. Great book. Only reason u didn't give 5 stars are because initially seems like he is pushing other products he sells. I ... Read full review

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If everyone in high school had to read this book and understand this system, America would be in such better financial shape. Read full review

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Contents

1 The Total Money Makeover Challenge
1
Im Not ThatOut of Shape
9
Debt Is Not a Tool
17
The NonSecrets of the Rich
52
Ignorance and Keeping Up with the Joneses
77
Walk Before You Run
93
Lose Weight Fast Really
109
Kick Murphy Out
133
Make Sure the Kids Are Fit Too
168
Be Ultrafit
183
Arnold Schwarzedollar Mr Universe of Money
203
13 Live Like No One Else
219
Meet The Winners of The Total Money Makeover Challenge
225
About the Author
229
Budgeting Forms
231
Index
251

Be Financially Healthy for Life
151

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About the author (2009)

Dave Ramsey was born in Antioch, Tennessee on September 3, 1960. He graduated from the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1982. By the time he was 26, he had a net worth of a little over a million dollars and was making $250,000 a year. When the Tax Reform Act of 1986 began to have a negative impact on the real estate business, he was forced to file for bankruptcy relief. After losing everything, he went on a quest to find out how money really works, how to get control of it and how to have confidence in handling it. In 1992, he formed The Lampo Group to counsel individuals hurting from the results of financial stress. He wrote the book, Financial Peace, and started a local radio call-in show called The Money Game, now nationally syndicated as The Dave Ramsey Show. His other books include The Money Answer Book: Quick Answers to Everyday Financial Questions, The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money, and The Legacy Journey: A Radiacal View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity. He also writes children's books dealing with finance including Careless at the Carnival: Junior Discovers Spending, The Big Birthday Surprise: Junior Discovers Giving, My Fantastic Fieldtrip: Junior Discovers Saving, and Battle of the Chores: Junior Discovers Debt.

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