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Jon Acuff's hilarious thoughts on all things "Dave Ramsey." Perfect for the Dave fan who has everything, or the person who wants to laugh about money while on their journey to financial peace. * Do your former credit card companies stalk you like a deranged ex-girlfriend? Page 45. * Do you need to baby-proof your home against 27-year-old kids trying to move into your baseJon Acuff's hilarious thoughts on all things "Dave Ramsey." Perfect for the Dave fan who has everything, or the person who wants to laugh about money while on their journey to financial peace. * Do your former credit card companies stalk you like a deranged ex-girlfriend? Page 45. * Do you need to baby-proof your home against 27-year-old kids trying to move into your basement? Page 19. * Have you ever made the basket walk of shame? Page 173. * Was your biggest question throughout Financial Peace University “How many blue shirts does Dave actually own?” Page 13. Dave's Thoughts:Too often, our money problems grow into some kind of monster hiding in the closet, growing bigger and badder and scarier every day that we keep them hidden. But if we want to change the behaviors that get us into trouble, we’ve got to kick the monster out of the closet—and laugh at him.And I don’t know anyone better equipped to do this than Jon Acuff. Through his blog and book, Stuff Christians Like, Jon’s proven that he has a unique perspective on life that helps us get the joke and get the truth behind the joke every time. Lucky for us, Jon decided to chronicle his observations on his own journey toward Financial Peace. Think of it as an insider’s guide to the “Dave Ramsey” stuff we all laugh about....

Title : Gazelles, Baby Steps & 37 Other Things: Dave Ramsey Taught Me about Debt
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ISBN : 9780978562090
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Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Gazelles, Baby Steps & 37 Other Things: Dave Ramsey Taught Me about Debt Reviews

  • Bea Elwood
    2019-05-01 08:23

    What a waste of time, I couldn't even tell you what financial advice or debt knowledge was shared in this book. It was just one long sacrastic twit after another.

  • Darin Ramsey
    2019-05-21 16:01

    This was good for one and a half commutes (total of just over an hour. It's short, sweet, and cute. It's not supposed to be very substantial, and it isn't. I have one complaint, though. The legal department that made him put the (R) and (C) symbols on Every. Single. Brand. They need to be taken out and flogged. I was very worried that START would be the same way, and I'd already pre-ordered it! Thankfully, it isn't. Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job I'll buy; this, I'll leave on the library shelf.

  • Steph
    2019-05-10 14:07

    This book is full of silliness. Not "That guy's an idiot" silly, more like "That guy has a wacky sense of humor" silly. Read it if you're into that kind of thing, but skip it if you're looking for real lessons in finance and getting out of debt. There were a few hidden gems among the crazy, but the book as a whole is akin to a bathroom reader.To be perfectly honest, I only finished the book because I have a problem with having to finish a book once I start it regardless of how terrible it is, and I feel driven to meet my yearly reading goal even if it means I have to read softballs like this one.

  • Lydia
    2019-05-17 13:12

    This book reads much like Jonathan Acuff's blogs, which are hilarious. If you are familiar with Dave Ramsey at all, you will find it quick and entertaining. It might be a good primer for someone who is hesitant to dive in to the Total Money Makeover because Acuff's logic is convincing as well as humorous.

  • Jamie
    2019-04-29 09:59

    I've read Jon Acuff's later books and found him to be hilarious. This book, not so much. Reminded me of muttered asides or scribbled notes that my husband might say while going through Financial Peace University. Funny in the moment, and worth a chuckle or two, but not really all that hilarious when written down and presented in book format (with the exception of five or six really clever ones).

  • Catarina Paige Jae
    2019-05-04 09:22

    A great book to read when working out, but that’s it. This book is probably a blink into anything Dave Ramsey. My dad got this book in a silent auction, so at least the money went to a good cause. However, I learned more about books I wanted to read, but I didn’t get nearly as much substance from this book as I was hoping. I had high hopes that weren’t met. This book is funny, but I would highly suggest you borrow from a friend or check out at the library.

  • Rachel Allene
    2019-05-23 14:00

    Honestly, it was kind of boring.. Acuff's writing was supposed to be a humorous take on the Dave Ramsey approach to debt destruction, but it was so far off the beaten path that it just became ridiculous. There weren't very many real world situations, most of it was clearly an unbelievable extreme - so unbelievable that you just rolled your eyes and considered the many things you would rather be doing than reading this. I dunno.. I was just not impressed.

  • Ann Davis
    2019-05-25 16:24

    Very funny book! I got an ebook/audiobook combo through Dave's store and followed along with the book while listening to it. This isn't about how to get out of debt, it is a humorous take on Dave's money philosophy. Honestly, some of the topics Jon talked about in this book were things that I thought of too. If you're following the baby steps and need a laugh, this is the book for you.

  • Anneliese Grassi
    2019-05-02 11:02

    Anyone who has been through a Dave Ramsey program would appreciate the humor & witt in this book. He nails it on the head the emotion & questions we all have while going through it. It is funny, in my opinion. Those haters probably don’t even know who Dave Ramsey is. I will be sharing this book with my friends who have also done the program.

  • Vivian
    2019-04-30 13:16

    You can breeze through this in an hour. The best part is the introduction/endorsement by Dave Ramsey. I shared a few sections with family members. It's primarily a collection of humorous blog posts about Dave Ramsey's program for Dave Ramsey enthusiasts.

  • David Geschke
    2019-04-29 16:14

    Well, I'm a huge Dave Ramsey fan. I've seen a few things from Jon Acuff and thought this might be a simple way to see if I'd like to read more of his work, it's a very small book. And it's based on his experiences working the Dave Ramsey program. It took me almost a year to finish this book, just kept setting it aside in favor of something else and reading a little here and there until I finally finished it. Gets three stars because I did finish it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this book. Read Dave's books instead.I won't go out and try to get another Jon Acuff book based on this. It's ok at best. Small chapters relating to his personal experiences working the Dave Ramsey program, nothing really new or exciting here.

  • Samuel Lopez
    2019-05-07 11:03

    I had read Quitter by Jon Acuff, and had known him from his website and book of the same name, Stuff Christian's Like, and I read this book as a companion book to Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace. While this book isn't as serious as Jon's other two books, I think that is more because it is a companion to Dave Ramsey's financial program. For anyone who is thinking about reading something by Dave Ramsey, or attending his Financial Peace University class, but want quick overview, it serves that purpose.

  • Sputnik Sputnik
    2019-05-04 16:08

    Look, i'll be honest, i didn't actually know what his book was about when i bought it. I just liked the title and it seemed suitably kooky. That being the case, i did quite enjoy it. Even if it was about debt and how to get rid of it. Can't say i was particular focused on the subject matter, but it's an entertaining and at times quite amusing enough read regardless, and with any luck some of the lessons sunk in anyway.Overall, a pretty fun and easy read. And if you're actually trying to reduce debt, is probably an excellent, easy and not too confrontational place to start.

  • Dmt_seeds
    2019-05-16 08:23

    A quick, easy read full of truth and humor. This book can be enjoyed by people who don't know Dave Ramsey and those who are his fans (the fans will get more of the references). For those who don't know the Dave Ramsey way this book may give you a new perspective on what is considered "normal" when it comes to finances. Dave fans will laugh because of the truth behind some of the ridiculous exaggerations in this book and may even smile as they find similarities between themselves and the author.

  • Christa L
    2019-05-24 08:07

    This is basically a Dave Ramsey fan read. I guess it was amusing if you're familiar with Ramsey. To me it was just a little weird and some of the advice aggravating (I've been a cashier for years. Credit card trumps debit card in not getting you into horrific situations where your pin is stolen and thus all your money, or where you have unexpected holds out on your account and now you can't access your cash for days). Cash may be king but it makes you a bigger target.

  • Andrew Neveils
    2019-04-28 14:12

    For those who are trying to get to financial peace, it can be a long ad tough process. This book will make you laugh and inspire you to keep going.For those of you who are unsure whether to take the plunge or not, Jon will put your mind at ease by making you laugh about the silly things people do to get in ad out of debt. He'll also make you want to keep going.This auxiliary book to Dave Ramsey's TMM and FP isn't essential to making it, but it sure does feel good to laugh.

  • Nicole
    2019-05-09 14:02

    We listened to this as an audio book (which we got free, thanks to Dave Ramsey).First, it's very entertaining, like any Jon Acuff book. It would be an easy read full of laughs and fun along the way. This is a good book for anyone just starting a Total Money Makeover, or someone (like us) who has been in for a while, but needed a pep talk.

  • Abbey
    2019-05-21 11:11

    I thought this was going to be a serious book but it was kinda silly. It was a look inside the "cult" of Dave Ramsey. Parts of it were funny. Nothing really valuable but it does make you feel like you're part of something. Also very cool to find out they don't take credit cards at Dave Ramsey events. I felt guilty when I bought his book on my credit card. :)

  • Andria
    2019-05-01 12:12

    "Surprises are like tiny grenades for budgets.." One of the most interesting things I took from this book. I listened to the audio version, which I would probably recommend over the paperback version. It's much more interesting to listen to it from the words and attitude of the author."You should never pay interest on M&Ms". Nuggets of gold...

  • Kayla
    2019-04-30 13:20

    Typical Jon Acuff. His writing style provides some great comic relief to the frustration and agony of getting your finances straightened out. My husband and I read it aloud together and enjoyed many laughs along the way.Would I buy it? Probably not at full price, but I would gift it to friends who are in the Baby Step trenches right now.

  • Rusty Fulling
    2019-04-25 11:01

    Great book and short snippets on Dave Ramsey theology. Very funny. I'm still quoting "If your Ex-girlfriend treated you like your credit card company, you would have dumped her a lot sooner!"

  • Jamie Smetzer
    2019-05-23 12:15

    FUNNY and FINANCE I never thought these 2 words could be put together in one sentence... but this book got my attention... I understand some finance, but the lingo and the "best planning ideas" don't run in my blood, this book is both informative and hilarious!

  • Anna
    2019-05-24 16:12

    This book had numerous hilarious segments. It had good financial advice. However, I got to read a blatant plug for Dave Ramsey or his products every other page. I didn't need to feel slammed over the head with that constantly.

  • Jennifer Chirillo
    2019-05-01 09:17

    If you are in the middle of getting rid of your debt I highly recommend this book. Sometimes we just need a pick me up in order for us to get serious about Dave Ramsey's methods, and this book did just that for me.

  • Luann Habecker
    2019-05-16 14:16

    funny. if you're familiar with Dave Ramsey then it's a funny, light read.

  • Michael Shanks
    2019-04-24 10:09

    This is an excellent book! Smart, funny, and a great inspiration!

  • Rex Galbraith
    2019-05-03 16:03

    If your a Dave Ramsey fan this is a fun read.

  • Brandee Spears
    2019-05-03 15:26

    Jon Acuff is brilliant and easy to read, and I don't mean that in an insulting way. He's relatable, hilarious, and relevant.

  • Amanda
    2019-05-20 14:08

    This was a quick fun read :) Had me laughing out loud at it's humor - but you would probably only get the humor if you are familiar with Dave Ramsey.

  • Casie
    2019-05-25 10:05

    If you "do" Dave then this book will make you laugh outloud!