I love Dave Ramsey. Oh, I’m sure that if you’re up to your eyes in debt, he can be pretty harsh. But then again, that might be what the person needs. It’s what I needed to get us in gear to start paying off our debt.
It’s why I listen every day. It’s not so much the content (which is really repetitive since it seems like everyone has the same problems) as much as having somebody in your face every single day telling you that yes, you can be debt free and you don’t need to have bills sucking you dry every paycheck. We’ve got the goal of paying off all our debt (except the house) by Christmas. Then the house will be next. By Christmas we’ll be able to put behind us the franchise nightmare.
Anyway, Mark Cuban is really interesting from a business perspective because he’s also about being debt free and I just didn’t know how normal of a guy he was. I thought he just pretended to be normal. So I’ll be looking up more info on Mark for sure!
Thanks for the link. I get a little bored with Dave Ramsey, but the system he promotes works. I paid off the last of my debt (except my house) last December. It was a 6 year project, thanks to a massive medical bill that come up half-way through. Ramsey’s show and book helped keep me focused. The freedom of no payments is even better than I thought it would be.
i went through FPU along time ago and i must say its helped me tons!, lol I remember co-workers laughing at my ol beat up truck back in the day, but stop laughing when i showed the stack of paychecks in the glove box. In 15 years we have zero debt except the house, i have one hella retirement and my daughters college payed for and still growing!
Once I got sick of debt it took us three times longer than my friends who are Ramsey “disciples” and did his routine. I was some what jealous to see them accomplish it so quickly but I didn’t want to compromise on our trips overseas or my car
Few things feel as good as being out of debt…well except my car and house but I’m good with that