Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Smart Money, Smart Kids (Post #1)

Several weeks ago I stumbled upon a new book that was to be released. I found a link to a survey that asked, "Would you want to read this book early and review it?" The book was Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze's Smart Money, Smart Kids. So yes, yes I filled out the survey and threw my hat in the ring. And guess what....I was one of the 157 who were chosen. Woot-woot!!

In between my March Madness basketball games, I knocked the book out quick. Like I read the entire thing in just a few hours. I didn't want to put it down. And yes, yes it was that good. I found it to be a quick, easy and fun read. I laughed quite a bit while reading the book.

I have to confess, this was the first Dave book I have read. I love his show and have listened for a long time, but I have never read one book. Chaz and I were debt free before we found Dave. We have used his principles without even knowing it. I have sent dozens of clients down his path. I have even bought them books. However I have yet to read the other books. I will tell you that reading this book makes me want to grab The Legacy Journey and make it my next read.

This book has both Dave and Rachel telling what it was like to be raised as a Ramsey. I loved seeing the Ramsey life from the eyes of both the parents and the child. And I had to laugh at how many things went on their house that have been going on in ours for a long time. I guess great minds really do think alike!

I was asked that once I finish the book that I blog about it. Well I have decided to begin with a general, yes I liked the book post. Yes, you should go pre-order the book here. In my next few blogs, I will provide some overview of the topics and let you know what it's like to be an Allen versus a Ramsey growing up. I think my military friends will really appreciate me taking this a step farther. We all know that being a military family is an anomaly and we sometimes cannot use the civilian way of thinking in our homes. I will take Dave and Rachel's ideas and show you how we have done and will do things in this house. ;) 


  1. Looking forward to reading about this.
    Always keep your eyes on the Lord! Praying!
    Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

  2. Jessica, you have such a way with words and I can't wait to see what else you have to share about Dave's book!