The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition - Dave Ramsey

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

By Dave Ramsey

  • Release Date: 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Personal Finance
Score: 4.5
From 1,252 Ratings


New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*

You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.

By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, you’ll be able to: 
Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everythingRecognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!
Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.

Dive deeper into Dave’s game plan with The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition. The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition is also available in Spanish, transformación total de su dinero.


  • Austerity

    By Ballen1
    Don’t question his plan works but suggesting a college education when there’s little RTI..... no
  • Very good book

    By Hjdjc
    I am heading to a bright future
  • The key to getting out of debt

    By Keeperofthewild
    I absolutely love this book . The program outlined in this book is very easy to follow . If you do it 100% you can be well on your way to living and giving !
  • Loved it!

    By Britney Termale
    Greatly enjoyed reading this book and you will too! An inspiration!
  • Awesome read, simple but very effective.

    By Bucket09
    I highly recommend this book it’s common sense. First got the book around December 2016 and me and my wife are still on the baby steps and have paid off over $40,000 in debt.
  • Life changing!!

    By thelegend2675
    This book will change the way you look at money and change your life for the better if you take to heart everything this books have to offer !!!
  • A true makeover

    By Ladyking1
    This book has help me to see that I can let go of the poor people way of living. Live like no one, so you can live like no one else.
  • Financial Freedom!

    By Sctty3330
    This book is incredible. I tore through it and was inspired to change my financial situation the second I finished. As someone with an MBA, I felt it should be much more complicated to win financially. It's not! This book walks you through the "Babysteps" and gives you a clear roadmap to get rid of debt, utilize your most important wealth building tool (your income), and start building wealth. This book also goes over insurance and other topics that are essential to getting and keeping your financial world intact. I started listening to the podcast, read this book, started using the Everydollar budgeting app when that was released, and now it is a way of life. You will find, if you are married, this will draw you closer to your spouse as you team up to envision, then work toward your goals. If you are looking for a way to turn around, simplify, or even fine tune your personal situation. Buy this book!
  • Complete Game Changer!

    By Wilmer j
    This book is filled with amazing information to get you to live an amazing life. The fun part is that all of the information given to us is purely common sense. It's ridiculous how simple and obvious each of these chapters are.
  • Great financial book minus the religious stuff

    By Building my cup
    I love mathematics, science, finance, psychology... Let's just say overall knowledge. This is a must read for financial geeks and those generally interested. Its source of greatness stems from a simple formula- turn a problematic whole, into smaller more manageable parts. Genius in its simplicity. The must-have psychological additive is hope, derived from two well known sources; 1) triumphant real life stories, and 2) religion. The book could have hit higher on the scale had religion been kept out of it. I found it curious that dave's advice oscillated from "use your common sense when taking financial advice from 'x'" and "listen and trust God." To me, it was as if he was saying to use common sense after you educate yourself in finance but divorce yourself of scientific knowledge and common sense when applying religion. Too inconsistent for me and almost hypocritical. He uses religion as a measuring stick when applying humanitarian uses to wealth. The humanitarian appeal sufficed my dear Dave. The financial advice for those of us not well versed in macro and micro economics was spot on. Anyone interested in paying down debt must arm themselves with his simple message. Anyone interested in my financial biometrics... 33 years old, debt free, $55,000 in 401k, 15% pretax into retirement, rent not own home, currently working on my emergency fund. Good luck everyone!! ;-)