As you know, I’m a huge fan of Dave Ramsey. He rocks. Seriously. So I had to go visit him up in Portland, OR to catch up on the latest Dave sayings, advice, and more.
Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover Live Event Review: The Best Takeaways
We saw Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover Live, and it was awesome. Sure, it was a lot of the same stuff I heard before, but there were some interesting takeaways that I’d love to share with all you readers of The Christian Dollar.
1. Live on less than you make.
Dave comes out, thanks us for being there, and says he’ll go ahead and sum up personal finance for us: “Live on less than you make!” Then he pretends to walk off stage, as if there’s nothing more to say.
It was very funny, but made a great point: people must work on their income and expenses if they want to get ahead in personal finance.
2. Personal finance is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge.
He really drove this home. Dave explained how all the information he was teaching us was good information, but would do nothing if we just sat around and thought about it. We must DO what we KNOW. It’s all about changing our behavior.
This compelled me to work harder in life and strive for a higher standard.
3. Get focused like a gazelle!
Dave uses a great example of how to win at life – not just get out of debt. When the gazelle tries to escape the cheetah, he has to have determination and weave in and out to outwit the cheetah’s speed.
You have to get intense to win at life. There’s no exception. You have to be better and do better than those who are looking to sap all your energy and take your money – trust me, they’re out there!
Last Thoughts . . .
If you have Dave coming to your area, you must go see him! His enthusiasm will help others you might bring convert to a better way to handle their finances.
What do you think? Have you seen Dave? What were your impressions?