The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Review The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

by DAVE RAMSEY

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

About the book

Living up to its title, this book is a handbook on how to completely turn your life around with a money makeover. It will help you redesign—or begin with—a financial plan. This book will instruct you how to pay off all your debt with a definite plan, identify the riskiest myths around money, save for retirement, and set money aside for your emergency fund.

This book will take you away from popular money schemes and instruct you on how to create a legitimate financial plan to address all your money struggles.

The book offers a seven-step financial guide to turn your life around completely. From paying debts involving houses, cars, etc. and to saving money for emergency funds and retirement, this book is the ultimate guide on how to become financially stable no matter what situation you are in. 

It begins with a budget, which is then broken down and divided into the different components you need to allocate your money to. The guide offered by Ramsey is practical and systematic, which makes it easier to follow. It is also strict, which means that each dollar you earn will have to be allocated to a specific component in your budget, whether it was for paying debt, for insurance, for gas, or for your groceries. It encourages the reader to avoid impulsive spending and to build wealth with the money instead. 

About the Author

DAVE RAMSEY is a finance coach, author, businessman, and radio show host in over 500 radio stations, where over eight million listeners subscribe to him. He is a renowned and respected voice when it comes to money and business. He is the author of four other books, all of which are New York Times bestsellers. 

Table of Contents

Introduction

What This Book Is NOT

Flying Turkeys and Skinny-Dipping

  1. The Total Money Makeover Challenge
  2. Denial
  3. Debt Myths
  4. Money Myths
  5. Two More Hurdles
  6. Save $1,000 Fast
  7. The Debt Snowball
  8. Finish the Emergency Fund
  9. Maximize Retirement Investing
  10. College Funding
  11. Pay Off the Home Mortgage
  12. Build Wealth Like Crazy
  13. Live Like No One Else

Meet the Winners of the Total Money Makeover Challenge

About the Author

Total Money Makeover Worksheets

Index

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