I mention our financial “advisor” Dave Ramsey quite a bit on here, but he has become kind of a sensation in the debt freedom world. So many Americans, just like us, have been spurred on by his enthusiastic talk into getting a handle on their personal finances in pursuit of permanently living debt free. Hubby and I listen to his nationally syndicated radio show every single weekday, and it plays a huge role in keeping us motivated.
Dave’s show is relatable with regular folks sharing not only their financial worries but their successes. His debt-free Friday broadcast is especially encouraging because newly debt free listeners call in to describe where they started in debt and how much they paid off - on the low end $5,000 and on the high end $500,000 or more. My fellow Californians, you’ll even hear stories from the Golden State in spite of the ridiculously high mortgages. At the end of their segment, they literally shout “We’re DEBT FREE!!!” He reaches a broad audience even though he has some Christian undertones, but it’s by no means a Christian broadcast, Dave is open minded. You’ll hear stories ranging from a construction worker making 25K/year to a medical professional earning six figures.
The common goal that all callers and listeners share is obtaining financial freedom - not letting the banks and lenders own you - taking control of your own life, and not waiting on the government to fix your financial problems. I especially love Dave’s brash downright “tell it like it is” style. I wouldn’t recommend him to the sensitive type, but if you would like a little push, then I suggest listening for yourself. We subscribe freely to the daily podcast on ITunes. A recent show I recommend, is the September 23, 2011 air date. Simply go to the archives on his website and choose that date. It’s free insightful financial advice!