For financial guru Dave Ramsey, sour economy has an upside

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EDMOND, Okla. — In a gloom-and-doom economy, Christian financial guru Dave Ramsey fashions himself as a prophet of hope. Part stand-up comedian, part economics professor, Ramsey built a multimillion-dollar business by dispensing simple financial advice: Live on a budget. Don’t spend more than you make. Start an emergency fund. Get out of debt and stay […]

  • Jeff

    Ramsey mostly just tells a lot of people what they don’t want to hear: That they spend more than they make. It isn’t necessary to buy a book or go to a paid event to hear this sort of talk. He is a little too quick to tie his advice to the Bible for my tastes. He condemns government spending, and seems to believe that private giving can support the needy. If you listen to his show for 10 minutes you will wonder how he comes to this conclusion considering most of his callers can only put food on their own tables by going into massive debt.