Financial Peace

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Viking, Jan 1, 1997 - Finance, Personal - 276 pages
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"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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Easy to read and understand. - Goodreads
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Practical sound advice. - Goodreads
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A good reference book with Dave's spin on life. - Goodreads
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I really like Dave Ramsey. I think his advice is practical and easy to follow. This book is old and he has many new ones since this one. But I bought it discount (he would be so proud) because I wanted to read his books. I did like it. Some advice is really obvious, but even if you already know the stuff he is telling you it's still really encouraging. The only thing I did like was all the religious stuff throne in. But it's lite enough to look past it.  

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While we don't follow Dave Ramsey precisely, we do appreciate most of his plan. There were a lot of great things in this book BUT the layout could be better. The "Peace Puppies" were too numerous, and I still find pretty much all of the investing advice to be confusing. Read full review

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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, EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches, The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, and Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money. 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, Battle of the Chores: Junior Discovers Debt, and Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money.

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