Financial Hero – Dave Ramsey

A new category of posts starts TODAY.  This category titled "Financial Hero" will be used to share about people that are my Financial Heroes and why they have become a Financial Hero to me.  Enjoy!!!


Why is DAVE RAMSEY a Financial Hero?

Dave rocked my world in December 2002.  I had been terrible at managing our short-term money.  We had always contributed heavily to retirement, but our short-term savings hovered continuously at around $4.13.

Dave's 7 Baby Steps changed the way I look at money forever.  I printed out these 7 Baby Steps and put an "expect-to-accomplish" date next to each one.

Jenn and I became debt-free (except for the house) in just 14 month's time.  We are now at Baby Step 6 and making HUGE strides toward Baby Step 7.

Why should DAVE RAMSEY be your Financial Hero? 

  • Dave Ramsey will tell you like it is.  He speaks at a level that you and I can understand.  Dave also is on over 300 radio stations every day for three hours which really helps you learn more about personal finance through the experiences of others!  You can listen to him on-line anytime HERE.
  • Dave has excellent resources available for you to learn more about your finances.  I recommend that everyone take Financial Peace University, a 13-week life-altering class.  You can find a class near you by clicking HERE.
  • Dave's book, Financial Peace, Revisited, is my personal favorite book that he has written.  He has also recently released The Total Money Makeover.  These books should be mandatory reading in high school.  He also wrote an earlier, less-known book called More Than Enough that was good, but I would read the other two books first.
  • Dave is real and authentic.  He has lost and won with money and is an excellent communicator.
  • Dave is also crazy about teaching our kids this stuff.  So much so that he has written a line of children's books.  They are filled with very creative drawings and have actually been given out by the millions as part of the Kid's Meal Program at Chick-fil-A!

Dave, you are an official Financial Hero!  You ROCK!


  1. Paul on March 29, 2007 at 5:50 am

    Joe Sangl on his crusade is my “hero.” He gave up so much to come help others! And he is helping so many people with his knowledge and passion! I love seeing it!

  2. Mark Asbell on March 29, 2007 at 8:21 am

    I agree with Paul. Dave Ramsey is great and all, but we’re blessed to have Joe Sangl and experience the crusade. Mr. Ramsey is also blessed to have people like Joe sharing the passion and spreading the message. I’m proud to know you Joe.

  3. Paul Moyer on March 29, 2007 at 9:39 am

    Great choice for the first person in this series of heroes. Dave Ramsey is very informative, encouraging and entertaining.

    I too thought about saying Joe was my “hero” but then I found out he listens to Clay Aiken music and I had to eliminate him from contention for that title.

  4. Rich Brott on March 29, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Dave tells it like it is. Many years ago, my wife and daughters stood in long lines to meet him. He took considerable time to chat with each of them. They’ve never forgotten it.

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