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David Lawrence Ramsey III (born September 3, 1960) is an American personal finance personality, radio show host, author, and businessman. An evangelical Christian, he hosts the nationally syndicated radio program The Ramsey Show. Ramsey has written several books, including The New York Times bestseller The Total Money Makeover, and hosted a television show on Fox Business from 2007 to 2010. Early life Ramsey was born in Antioch, Tennessee, to real estate developers. He attended Antioch High School where he played ice hockey. At age 18, Ramsey took the real estate exam and began selling property, working through college at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Real Estate.By 1986, Ramsey had amassed a significant portfolio worth over $4 million. However, when the Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 took effect, several banks changed ownership and recalled his $1.2 million in loans and lines of credit because he was over-leveraged. Ramsey was unable to pay and filed for bankruptcy in 1988. Career Ramsey experienced several years of financial recovery and began offering financial advice to couples at his local church. In 1988 he founded the Lampo Group, a financial counseling service, and in 1992 he wrote and self-published his first book, Financial Peace.Ramsey began as one of three alternating hosts of The Money Game on radio station WWTN/Nashville in 1992. The show eventually became The Dave Ramsey Show, Ramsey's daily three-hour call-in financial advice talk show.Financial Peace University, Ramsey's nine-lesson, video-based personal finance course, debuted in 1994. The Gannett newspaper group ran his financial column, though it was dropped when they realized that Ramsey had changed the names on the letters to which he was responding. He offered to pay them their money back. The Dave Ramsey Show aired on the Fox Business Network from 2007 to 2010. In 2014, The Lampo Group, Inc. was rebranded as Ramsey Solutions. The company's headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, and a new 47-acre campus opened there in 2019.Ramsey has written five books for adults, three of which were New York Times bestsellers, and six children's books. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2015. Teachings Ramsey advises listeners to first reduce debt using the debt snowball method, where debtors pay off their lowest balances first.Ramsey adamantly opposes the use of credit cards. At live shows, he sometimes takes out his wallet to show audiences the "only four pieces of plastic" he carries: A business debit card, a personal debit card, a driver's license, and a concealed-carry permit. Ramsey encourages the use of cash and advises families to utilize an envelope system, putting a cash allocation for each month's food, entertainment, etc., in separate envelopes and then spending only what is in the envelope.Ramsey encourages people not to take on student loan debt and calls the idea that student loans are required for college "a myth". Criticism Critics of Ramsey's core teachings point out that they are often a "one-size-fits-all" approach that both disregards income disparities and ignores financial emergencies. The debt snowball method is frequently debated, and studies have returned results that both support and oppose its efficacy. Ramsey's investing advice has also drawn criticism over its reliance on stock investment, as opposed to bonds, using mutual funds with load fees, and its frequent claim of 12% annual returns on investments. Controversies In 2014, The Daily Beast reported that Ramsey had lashed out against former employees he claimed were discussing working conditions at the company on Facebook and Twitter. At company staff meetings, Ramsey allegedly recounted conversations from a private Facebook group of former employees that he had infiltrated, eventually offering cash rewards for the identities of some members who took to anonymous Twitter accounts once they realized Ramsey had joined the private group. The incident prompted increased backlash, a meeting Ramsey set up to confront alleged critics, and the eventual deletion of several of the critical Twitter accounts. Company policies regarding marriage, sex and homosexuality According to a September 2021 lawsuit, when Julie Anne Stamps, a Ramsey Solutions employee on the customer care team, approached her supervisor regarding coming out as a lesbian in May 2020, the supervisor explained that company policy would not allow Stamps to continue to be employed at Ramsey Solutions. Stamps alleges that her departure from the company was further expedited once the United States Supreme Court June 15, 2020, ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County was decided. Ramsey Solutions denies the accusations.In July 2020, Caitlin O'Connor, a former Ramsey Solutions employee, filed a federal lawsuit against the company alleging that she was fired for being pregnant and, since she wasn't married to the baby's father, for violating Ramsey Solutions' employee conduct policies. On May 27, 2021, O'Connor gave her first interview about the termination and her experience working for Ramsey.On March 10, 2021, featured personality Chris Hogan left the company citing "things going on in my personal life ... that are not in line with Ramsey Solutions." Hogan's resignation followed a request for his personnel file at Ramsey Solutions during the Caitlin O'Connor case. Prior to the release of his book Everyday Millionaires, Hogan admitted to several affairs, including one with a co-worker at Ramsey Solutions during his marriage to wife Melissa Hogan. References to his book and videos are still available on the Ramsey website (as of August 18, 2021) and YouTube channels; however, direct links on the Ramsey Solutions website are replaced with a redirect page for other company resources. In May 2021, Religion News Service (RNS) obtained recordings of Ramsey mocking employees over the policy and explaining Hogan's 2019 absence as a "rest break" following the affair accusations. Melissa Hogan, Chris Hogan's ex-wife, issued a statement to RNS claiming that the company downplayed Chris's behavior, covered for him and characterized her behavior as "anger, hyperbole, and drama". COVID-19 response In December 2020, a complaint was filed with the Franklin health department alleging that caterers hired for the Ramsey Solutions Christmas party at its company headquarters were instructed not to wear masks or gloves while serving, which the company later confirmed to the local NBC affiliate. Ramsey Solutions responded that there was no truth to the complaint. The company had drawn attention earlier in the pandemic for remaining open after employees tested positive for the virus, for ignoring recommendations to avoid large gatherings, and for hosting a July business conference after the Marriott hotel cancelled citing safety concerns.On his radio show and in staff meetings, Ramsey raile.... Discover the Dave Ramsey popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Dave Ramsey books.

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  • Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Devotional synopsis, comments

    Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Devotional

    Les and Leslie Parrott

    Every couple has a restless aching, not just to know God individually but to experience God together. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Devotional gives you a road map for cult...

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    Henry Cloud & John Townsend

    Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, ...

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    Cry from the Deep

    Ramsey Flynn

    A gripping account of the disastrous Russian submarine explosion that killed the entire crew, devastated the Russian people, and defined Vladimir Putin's post–Cold War regime. Wha...

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    The Latte Factor

    David Bach & John David Mann

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Discover #1 New York Times bestselling author David Bach’s three secrets to financial freedom i...

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    Amish Women

    Louise Stoltzfus

              Written by a woman who grew up in an Old Order Amish community and church, Amish Women: Lives and Stories offers a gentle, ly...

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    End Financial Stress Now

    Emily Guy Birken

    End financial stress for good and learn how to manage your moneywithout a change to income!Studies have shown time and time again that money is a leading cause of stressbut a life ...

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    From Monk to Money Manager

    Doug Lynam

    Build a better financial future for yourself and the world. Former monk turned financial advisor, Doug Lynam, shares the rules of money management that will change your approach to...

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    Bad with Money

    Gaby Dunn

    “Humorous and forthright...[Gaby] Dunn makes facing money issues seem not only palatable but possibly even fun....Dunn’s book delivers.” Publishers WeeklyThe beloved writercomedian...

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    The Financial Peace Planner

    Dave Ramsey

    Get out of debt and stay out with the help of Dave Ramsey, the financial expert who has helped millions of Americans control their moneyThe Financial Peace Planner may be the most ...

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    How to Be Rich

    Andy Stanley

    You probably don't feel rich. Rich is the other guy. Rich is having more than you currently have. But you can be rich and not feel it. And that's the problem. Andy Stanley is convi...

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    Financial Peace Revisited

    Dave Ramsey

    With the help of a #1 New York Times bestselling author and finance expert, set your finances right with these updated tactics and practicesDave Ramsey knows what it's like to...

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    Summary Of The Total Money Makeover By Dave Ramsey A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

    Speed Read Publishing

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    Letters From Dad

    Greg Vaughn

    What began as a passion in the heart of a father of seven has led to a new men's movement. Many fathers are asking "How do I leave something of lasting value to my children...

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    Fantastic Families Work Book

    Joe Beam

    Learn from 14,000 strong families how to have a fantastic family. With the help of this groundbreaking book, you can take the guesswork out of parenting and be assured that you are...

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    Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

    Meg Meeker

    Inspiration for the motion picture streaming August 1 on Pure Flix!Drawing on her thirty years' experience practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, teen health expert Dr....

  • Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands synopsis, comments

    Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands

    Mark Merrill & Susan Merrill

    The founders of Family First, Mark and Susan Merrill, present a collection of lists created for the busy husband who wants a more intimate, fulfilling union with his wife.Husbands ...

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    La leyenda del monje y el mercader

    Terry Felber

    Una parábola que invita a la reflexión e ilustra importantes verdades acerca del trabajo, las finanzas, el liderazgo y el carácter.En la Roma del siglo dieciséis, Antonio prepara a...

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    Beyond Halftime

    Bob P. Buford

    Wisdom and Support for Your Halftime JourneySince the publication fifteen years ago of Bob Buford's awardwinning and newly updated and expanded bestseller, Halftime, more than half...

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    One Question

    Ken Coleman

    The motivating host of one of the nation's largest leadership conferences offers a collection of inspirational and applicable life lessons through conversations with various high p...

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    The Money Answer Book

    Dave Ramsey

    This question and answer book is the perfect resource guide for equipping individuals with key information about everyday money matters.Questions and answers deal with 100+ of the ...

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    Dave Ramsey

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    The Seven Money Types

    Tommy Brown

    "A unique approach to understanding how you innately relate to handling money. A fascinating concept!"– Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love LanguagesTrue financial wellbeing in...

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    Fantastic Families

    Joe Beam

    Learn from 14,000 strong families how to have a fantastic family. With the help of this groundbreaking book, you can take the guesswork out of parenting and be assured that you are...

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    The Total Money Makeover Summary


    The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness A Comprehensive Summary of the Classic Edition The Total Money Makeover, written by David Campbell, is a book abou...

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    Miss Independent

    Nicole Lapin

    Wall Street Journal BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch and renowned money expert Nicole Lapin makes investing accessible and fun so women can ...

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    True Riches

    John Cortines & Gregory Baumer

    How Are Your Finances Shaping Your Heart?Jesus knew that how we think about money shapes our character. Our approach can make us more like himfull of contentment, purpose, and free...

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    Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture

    Meg Meeker

    Pediatrician and parenting expert Meg Meeker, author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters (over half a million sold!), focuses in on the challenges, pressures, and dilemma...

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    How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital

    Nathan Latka

    Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller!You don't need to be Ivy League educated, have money, be creative, or even have an idea to get rich. You just need to be willing to break the...

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    Dave Ramsey

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover and radio and podcast host Dave Ramsey comes an informative guide based on how he grew a successful, multimil...

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    More than Enough

    Dave Ramsey

    In his first bestseller, Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey taught us how to eliminate debt from our lives. Now in More Than Enough, he gives us the keys to building wealth while also cr...

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    Dream Big

    Napoleon Hill

    A little book of wisdom from Napoleon HillNapoleon Hill has changed the lives of millions of readers, helping them seize their own potential to create lives of abundance and fulfil...

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    The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

    Terry Felber

    Every life requires a spiritual foundation."Grandfather, you left this..." Julio lifted the leatherbound journal and stepped toward the old man."It is yours now," said Antonio, wit...

  • Lists to Love By for Busy Wives synopsis, comments

    Lists to Love By for Busy Wives

    Mark Merrill & Susan Merrill

    From Mark and Susan Merrill, the founders of Family First, comes a collection of lists created for the busy wife who wishes to strengthen her marriage and love her husband well.It'...