This week, my morning roundups are going to focus exclusively on specific personal finance writers. I’ve searched around the blogosphere researching these writers and the takes that others have on them and found a number of good ones.
Today I’m taking a peek at Dave Ramsey, author of several personal finance books and the host of a popular radio show. His advice is very direct, simple, and easy to follow and it’s won him a ton of followers.
Dave Ramsey Is Bad At Math and Dave Ramsey Is Good At Psychology I actually agree with both; Dave’s plan works, but it’s not mathematically optimal. Why does it work? It has a lot of psychology hooks embedded in it. (@ five cent nickel)
Dave Ramsey Retro: Extra Income… Should We Invest It? This is a perfect sample of the type of advice Dave dishes out. I wasn’t even actually aware until recently that he has an online column with extensive archives.
The Simple Dollar Retro: Review: The Total Money Makeover This book really surprised me – it laid out a very clear financial plan for getting out of debt and getting on the right path without too much filler and hubris. If you’re looking for a good basic personal finance book, this is an excellent one to start with.