There are many financial advisors who take issue with the financial advice offered by popular personal finance personalities such as Dave Ramsey. Some disagree on technical details like the plausibility (or purported lack thereof) of his assumptions for future investment returns, while others criticize broader elements of his approach (like his reliance on rules of thumb and a one-size-fits-all approach to building wealth). Whatever the reason, many advisors dismiss Ramsey’s guidance without considering why the advice is so popular in the first place.
But Dave Ramsey’s huge following in the general public – and the number of people who testify that his methods have helped them make progress towards their financial goals – suggests that there is clearly something in his approach that resonates with many people. So for advisors, it may be worth exploring whether there is anything to be learned from Ramsey’s approach to