The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

by Dave Ramsey
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

by Dave Ramsey


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Do you want to build a budget that actually works for you? Are you ready to transform your relationship with money? This New York Times bestseller has already helped millions of people just like you learn how to develop everyday money-saving habits with the help of America's favorite personal finance expert, Dave Ramsey.

By now, you've already heard all of the nutty get-rich-quick schemes and the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of quirky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. If you're tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, Dave is here to provide practical, long-term help. The Total Money Makeover is the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely changing your finances. And, best of all, these principles are based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. This is the financial reset you've been looking for.

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition will give you the tools and the encouragement you need to:

  • Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—from your cars to your home and everything in between using the debt snowball method
  • Break bad habits and make lasting changes when it comes to your relationship with money
  • Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths
  • Secure a healthy nest egg for emergencies and set yourself up for retirement
  • Become financially healthy for life
  • Live like no one else, so later you can LIVE (and GIVE) like no one else!

This edition of The Total Money Makeover includes new, expanded "Dave Rants" that tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and so much more. The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition also includes brand new back-of-the-book resources to help you make The Total Money Makeover your new reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595555274
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 10,908
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Dave Ramsey is an eight-time No. 1 national best-selling author, personal finance expert and host of The Ramsey Show, heard by more than 18 million listeners each week. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Mornings, Today Show, Fox News, CNN, Fox Business, and many more. Since 1992, Dave has helped people regain control of their money, build wealth and enhance their lives. He also serves as CEO for the company, Ramsey Solutions.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

What This Book Is Not xiii

Flying Turkeys and Skinny-Dipping xxi

1 The Total Money Makeover Challenge 1

2 Denial: I'm Not That Out of Shape 9

3 Debt Myths: Debt Is (Not) a Tool 16

4 Money Myths: The (Non)Secrets of the Rich 49

5 Two More Hurdles: Ignorance and Keeping Up with the Joneses 74

6 Save $1,000 Fast: Walk Before You Run 88

7 The Debt Snowball: Lose Weight Fast Really 104

8 Finish the Emergency Fund: Kick Murphy Out 124

9 Maximize Retirement Investing: Be Financially Healthy for life 140

10 College Funding: Make Sure the Kids Are Fit Too 152

11 Pay Off the Home Mortgage: Be Ultra-Fit 165

12 Build Wealth Like Crazy: Become the Mr. Universe of Money 181

13 Live Like No One Else 196

Meet the Winners of The Total Money Makeover Challenge 201

About the Author 205

Total Money Makeover Worksheets 207

Index 229

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