Dave Ramsey’s “The Total Money Makeover” Surpasses 5 Million Copies Sold

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey’s best-selling book, The Total Money Makeover, has surpassed five million copies sold. Using Ramsey’s common-sense financial strategies, timeless wisdom and encouragement, millions of people have dramatically changed their lives. Ramsey has authored five New York Times best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover (ISBN: 978-0-7852-8908-1; retail $24.99).

Published by Nashville-based Thomas Nelson, The Total Money Makeover lays out Ramsey’s proven, step-by-step approach to getting out of debt and building wealth. The seven Baby Steps include:

  1. Set up a $1,000 starter emergency fund
  2. Use the Debt Snowball to pay off consumer debt
  3. Save 3 to 6 months of expenses
  4. Invest 15 percent for retirement
  5. Save for kid’s college tuition
  6. Pay off your home
  7. Build wealth and give generously

The Total Money Makeover includes real-life stories from people who have successfully used the Baby Steps to bring financial hope to their families. The book also debunks money myths and gives practical, real-world advice to counter those myths.

“So many people have used the information in The Total Money Makeover to change their lives, strengthen their marriages and leave a legacy for their children,” Ramsey said. “We are honored to be a part of that journey with them.”

In 2003, The Total Money Makeover debuted at number six on The New York Times best-seller list for hardcover advice. It simultaneously appeared at number one on the Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business best-seller list. Since then, the book has been on The New York Times list more than 110 weeks and the Wall Street Journal list for nearly 400 weeks.

About Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He has authored five New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership and Smart Money Smart Kids. “The Dave Ramsey Show” is heard by more than 8.5 million listeners each week on more than 550 radio stations, “The Dave Ramsey Show” channel on iHeartRadio and a 24-hour online streaming video channel. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.

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