‘The Money Answer Book’ by Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey has effectively compiled this book as an easy to use resource for people of all ages who need answers to financial questions.  Issues such as how to tackle huge debt, how to budget or how to teach children to manage money are all dealt with very clearly.  The question and answer format is very effective, as the book could just be used for reference only or as a complete guide to finance in general.  While being easy to read, it is not ‘easy reading’, in that Dave Ramsey is very direct in speaking the truth, eg. “your finances aren’t the problem, YOU ARE!”.  Many of us could learn a lot from the many home truths this book reveals.  I think his approach to finance and wealth is unlike many other books of its kind, because he very often uses biblical justification for his arguments.  Tithing, giving, labouring for our money are all ideals set in a Christian perspective and so I would recommend this book, and any of Dave Ramsey’s other books to Christians who are seeking financial advice.  My favourite quote in the book has to be “Money is like manure.  If you leave it in a pile, it stinks.  But if you spread it around, it does a lot of good.”

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