Dave Ramsey

Radio Host

Dave Ramsey was born in Antioch, Tennessee, United States on September 3rd, 1960 and is the Radio Host. At the age of 63, Dave Ramsey biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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David L. Ramsey III
Date of Birth
September 3, 1960
United States
Place of Birth
Antioch, Tennessee, United States
63 years old
Zodiac Sign
$55 Million
Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality
Social Media
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University of Tennessee (BS)
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Sharon Ramsey
3, including Rachel Cruze
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Dave Ramsey Career

Ramsey experienced several years of financial recovery and began offering financial advice to couples at his local church. In 1988 he founded the Lampo Group, a financial counseling service, and in 1992 he wrote and self-published his first book, Financial Peace.

Ramsey began as one of three alternating hosts of The Money Game on radio station WWTN/Nashville in 1992. The show eventually became The Dave Ramsey Show, Ramsey's daily three-hour call-in financial advice talk show.

Financial Peace University, Ramsey's nine-lesson, $129.99 video-based personal finance course, debuted in 1994. The Gannett newspaper group ran his financial column, though it was dropped when they realized that Ramsey had changed the names on the letters to which he was responding. He offered to pay them their money back. The Dave Ramsey Show aired on the Fox Business Network from 2007 to 2010.

In 2014, The Lampo Group, Inc. was rebranded as Ramsey Solutions. The company's headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, and a new 47-acre campus opened there in 2019.

Ramsey has written five books for adults, three of which were New York Times bestsellers, and six children's books. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2015.

Ramsey advises listeners to first reduce debt using the debt snowball method, where debtors pay off their lowest balances first.

Ramsey adamantly opposes the use of credit cards. At live shows, he sometimes takes out his wallet to show audiences the "only four pieces of plastic" he carries: A business debit card, a personal debit card, a driver's license, and a concealed-carry permit. Ramsey encourages the use of cash and advises families to utilize an envelope system, putting a cash allocation for each month's food, entertainment, etc., in separate envelopes and then spending only what is in the envelope.

Ramsey encourages people not to take on student loan debt and calls the idea that student loans are required for college "a myth".

Critics of Ramsey's core teachings point out that they are often a "one-size-fits-all" approach that both disregards income disparities and ignores financial emergencies. The debt snowball method is frequently debated, and studies have returned results that both support and oppose its efficacy. Ramsey's investing advice has also drawn criticism over its reliance on stock investment, as opposed to bonds, using mutual funds with load fees, and its frequent claim of 12% annual returns on investments.

In 2014, The Daily Beast reported that Ramsey had lashed out against former employees he claimed were discussing working conditions at the company on Facebook and Twitter. At company staff meetings, Ramsey allegedly recounted conversations from a private Facebook group of former employees that he had infiltrated, eventually offering cash rewards for the identities of some members who took to anonymous Twitter accounts once they realized Ramsey had joined the private group. The incident prompted increased backlash, a meeting Ramsey set up to confront alleged critics, and the eventual deletion of several of the critical Twitter accounts.

According to a September 2021 lawsuit, when Julie Anne Stamps, a Ramsey Solutions employee on the customer care team, approached her supervisor regarding coming out as a lesbian in May 2020, the supervisor explained that company policy would not allow Stamps to continue to be employed at Ramsey Solutions. Stamps alleges that her departure from the company was further expedited once the United States Supreme Court June 15, 2020, ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County was decided. Ramsey Solutions denies the accusations.

In July 2020, Caitlin O'Connor, a former Ramsey Solutions employee, filed a federal lawsuit against the company alleging that she was fired for being pregnant and, since she wasn't married to the baby's father, for violating Ramsey Solutions' employee conduct policies. On May 27, 2021, O'Connor gave her first interview about the termination and her experience working for Ramsey.

On March 10, 2021, featured personality Chris Hogan left the company citing "things going on in my personal life ... that are not in line with Ramsey Solutions." Hogan's resignation followed a request for his personnel file at Ramsey Solutions during the Caitlin O'Connor case. Prior to the release of his book Everyday Millionaires, Hogan admitted to several affairs, including one with a co-worker at Ramsey Solutions during his marriage to wife Melissa Hogan. References to his book and videos are still available on the Ramsey website (as of August 18, 2021) and YouTube channels; however, direct links on the Ramsey Solutions website are replaced with a redirect page for other company resources.

In May 2021, Religion News Service (RNS) obtained recordings of Ramsey mocking employees over the policy and explaining Hogan's 2019 absence as a "rest break" following the affair accusations. Melissa Hogan, Chris Hogan's ex-wife, issued a statement to RNS claiming that the company downplayed Chris's behavior, covered for him and characterized her behavior as "anger, hyperbole, and drama".

In December 2020, a complaint was filed with the Franklin health department alleging that caterers hired for the Ramsey Solutions Christmas party at its company headquarters were instructed not to wear masks or gloves while serving, which the company later confirmed to the local NBC affiliate. Ramsey Solutions responded that there was no truth to the complaint. The company had drawn attention earlier in the pandemic for remaining open after employees tested positive for the virus, for ignoring recommendations to avoid large gatherings, and for hosting a July business conference after the Marriott hotel cancelled citing safety concerns.

On his radio show and in staff meetings, Ramsey railed against face coverings and other COVID-19 precautions, calling them "a sign of fear". On his March 2, 2020, show, he mocked concerned ticket holders for his upcoming live events, calling anyone who wanted a refund a "wuss" and insisting that he would be attending the upcoming "Live Like No One Else" cruise "by my freaking self" if necessary.

In February 2021, Ramsey appeared on Fox News, where he said, "I don't believe in stimulus checks, because if $600 or $1,400 changes your life you were pretty much screwed already. You got other issues going on."

In a December 2021 federal lawsuit, a former employee alleged that Ramsey violated his religious rights by firing him when he took scientifically prescribed precautions against COVID-19. The lawsuit said Ramsey ran a "cultlike" environment where employees who worried about the pandemic were accused of "weakness of spirit" and told to pray if they wanted to ward off the virus. Ramsey Solutions has denied all accusations and has claimed the suit was “completely false.”


Dave Ramsey wouldn't approve!Meet the millions of TikTokers turning their back on beloved finance guru as they claim 'self-care' and $6 coffee is more important than his ultra-frugal advice

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 20, 2024
'I'd rather be caffeinated than depressed with $6,' Dave Ramsey's no-nonsense approach to debt has sparked a backlash from Gen Z and young millennials, who said, 'I'd rather be debuffed than embarrassed with $6.' Dave Ramsey has been recognized as one of America's most trusted sources of financial advice for three decades thanks to his no-nonsense approach to debt. However, there does seem that Ramsey can't comprehend one audience: Gen Z. Young Americans have slammed the 63-year-old host of 'The Dave Ramsey Show' for his 'out-of-touch' message, which is generally teaches households not to go into debt at all costs. According to the hashtag '#daveramseywouldntapprove,' the trend has attracted more than 66 million views.'

America's savings rate is a disappointment: Last year, three major banks earned $200 billion in loans after raising 0.01 percent yields for savers

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 3, 2024
Last year, America's three most popular banks saw a dramatic jump in yields from higher interest rates but failed to focus on safer yields to savers. The Federal Reserve's steadfast tightening cycle has raised interest rates to a 22-year high, boosting the amount JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America (BofA) and Wells Fargo can charge on loans to customers. However, DailyMail.com's review shows that both three groups have failed to raise the annual percentage yield (APY) on their basic savings accounts from 0.01 percent. Mortgage loans in comparison are usually priced between 5 and 7 percent. A slew of smaller account providers have smuggled the firms by offering yields as high as 5 percent to their savers.

The 22-year-old is shaming parents after being told not to be concerned with escalating childcare prices, but parents must move forward rather than focusing on their careers' and stay home to look after their children instead

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 1, 2024
Emma Hayes has come under intense scrutiny after warning parents that they should avoid worrying about childcare expenditures and "focus less on their careers," she said, adding that parents should'prioritize' their children and stay home. TikTok's mother often talks about her day-to-day life, but she has been slammed and branded 'tone deaf' by her more than 250,000 followers for suggesting that parents are unsure how to motivate their children's careers. The Southern California-based content creator took to YouTube to give parents a quick 'fix' on how to tackle rising inflation and the cost of living crisis, as well as the warmth of her mother and dad's house.
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