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We had the pleasure of going to Dave Ramsey’s The Legacy Journey Live. And I have to say it was pretty AMAZING!
Ryan listens to him online almost every day while he is at work so he knows Dave’s personality and such. I on the other hand I have only read his books. I was in for a surprise! Dave was very fun and very in your face about the truth. I loved it! I just can’t help it- I have to share some of his quotes from the evening!
Take into account these quotes may be a little better with the back stories and the story Dave would lay out before us. I will do my best to let you know the context of them if need be. I hope you enjoy!
“You don’t wonder into a legacy. You force yourself into one.”
He talks about the importance of having a WRITTEN budget. Every dollar has a place to go. If you are very intentional about your money then you can have a legacy when you are no longer around.
“Fair doesn’t mean equal.”
Dave was telling about how some people get upset when people do well. They start to complain there is a wealth distribution problem, the rich just get richer, etc. He went on to explain we all can do the same things the wealthy people did. Some just choose to continue to make bad money choices. Therefore, some will have more than others.
“Poor is a state of mind. Broke is, ‘I’m just passing through.'”
When referring to when he and his family had to file bankruptcy he said he was never poor he was only broke.
“More money makes you more of what you are- good or bad.”
As his daughter, Rachel, said: If you were a scum before you had money you will be a bigger scum when you have more money.
“You are the manager, not the owner.”
Dave talks about how we are the manager of the money that God blesses us with not the owner. It is our responsibility to manage it well. We are never to think, “This is our money.” But instead think, “How should I manage this money God gave me?”
If you are interested in learning more about getting out of debt or how to build your legacy there are a ton of resources on his site. Also, I would recommend the Marriage & Money Bundle.
What quote resonated with you and why?
Until Next Time- Truly Love,