Recently, my guest post 6 Things I Don’t Agree With Dave Ramsey On was published on BudgetsAreSexy.com. I have to admit that I was a little nervous about publicly declaring my differences with Dave, seeing as he was a mentor to me for many years. (The article itself is very civil, and by no means disrespectful.)
And then of course, J. Money, fellow money blogger and the slightly devious, mohawk-wearing owner of Budgets Are Sexy, created a “Christine vs. Dave” graphic to put at the top of the post! I expected some serious tongue-lashings from the die-hard Dave fans.
As J. Money and I kept tabs on the post and the social media shares on Friday and over the weekend, something unexpected happened.
Almost everyone agreed with me…
And the 6 things that I think Dave Ramsey is wrong about, especially #5, which is stopping contributions to your retirement account while you’re paying off your debt.
When I checked the post on Sunday, there were 57 comments, largely positive.
One lady on Twitter was a little more vocal, so I think that’s why J. Money change the title of the post from “6 Things Dave Ramsey is Wrong About,” to “6 Things that I Disagree with Dave Ramsey About.”
However, those of you who know me well enough, know that BOTH titles are KILLING my inner Word Nerd! (Never end a sentence with a preposition!) The original title I gave the blog was “Dave Ramsey is Wrong About These 6 Things.” Because, grammar! Anyways… Maybe because it was Friday, the blog didn’t get as much attention in either direction as I hoped. Only four comments on his Facebook post, which isn’t much when you have almost 16,000 followers!