A review by mtzfox
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey


Overall I thought the advice in this book was pretty sound, and I've began following the steps and have already paid of a big chunk of debt. Coming up with a workable budget has really helped me see how I've been wasting too much in certain areas. I also really like the idea of the debt snowball - I feel like I've been paying off my debt incorrectly all along.

However, I'd say that the book isn't especially well-written. Probably over half the book is taken up with either testimonials of people who succeeded on the plan, or the author bragging about how well his plan works. You could arguably skim over most of this and still understand the most important parts of the book. One of the top reviews on Goodreads does a good job of summarizing everything, which is a really good reference.