CNN — Dave Ramsey is rich. And he makes his living telling other evangelical Christians how they can get rich, too. Much of what Ramsey teaches is sound, helpful advice, particularly for middle-class Americans struggling with mounting credit card bills. But while Ramsey may be a fine source of information on how to eliminate debt, his views on poverty are neither informed nor biblical. One need not be a student of logic to observe that Corley and Ramsey have confused correlation with causation here by suggesting that these habits make people rich or poor. For example, a poor person might not exercise four days a week because, unlike a rich person, she cannot afford a gym membership.
But here goes. A failure to exercise reasonable care is defined as negligent. Worse, some bad advice is so bad it can only be described as gross negligence. What is gross negligence, you ask? Think of it as negligence all hopped up on Mountain Dewwwww. Any likeness to real people or companies is completely incidental, I promise! One sucks percent of the time, and the other sucks only some of the time.
This past Spring I embarked on a very intense process of self-reflection and personal renewal. I had started the day off calmly, eaten breakfast, and my house was clean. Please read my disclosure here. Then, after listening to a particularly contentious Dave Ramsey show, I realized that it was my daily appointment with Dave that was messing up my day, making me angry and tense and that I needed to quit him if I wanted to maintain calm in my life. I bet a lot of people would be surprised that I was a regular listener of the Dave Ramsey talk show.
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