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Who is Dave Ramsey?
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He is a personal money-management expert, heard by millions on his national radio show, financial author of seven best-selling books, a program that helps people eliminate their debt, get control of their money, and learn new behaviors around money that are founded on the principles of commitment and accountability.
Dave Ramsey's Philosophy
Live on a Budget
Get out of debt
Invest 15% of your income in tax-favored retirement accounts
Invest in good growth stock mutual funds
Keep a long-term perspective
Know your fees
Work with a financial advisor
Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps
BABY STEP 1 – Save $1,000 to start an emergency fund
BABY STEP 2 – Pay off all debt using the debt snowball method
BABY STEP 3 – Save 3 to 6 months of expenses for emergencies
BABY STEP 4 – Invest 15% of your household income into Roth IRAs and pre-tax retirement funds
BABY STEP 5 – Save for your children’s college fund
BABY STEP 6 – Pay off your home early
BABY STEP 7 – Build wealth and give
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