I started my Saturday morning by reading this short book that I picked up from the library. It was my funny, frugal read of the month. Yes, I just said funny and frugal in the same sentence. Let me tell you why.
Gazelles, Baby Steps and 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Debt is written by Jon Acuff of Stuff Christians Like fame. He is also known for writing Quitter as well as working for Dave Ramsey, when he’s not writing books.
This book was short and a humorous spin on getting rid of your debt so you can live a debt free life. Even of the 37 points Jon addressed were covered in just a couple of pages. This made the book very easy to read in one sitting.
Jon covered topics like Hobbies Eat Money (so true!), You’re Going to Have a Marriage Money Arguement (again, true!), and You Can’t Walk Out of Target with Only One Item (who else has experienced this?).
With a tongue in cheek manner that I enjoyed, Jon reminded us that yes, Dave Ramsey has some extreme ideas, but they will make your life better in the long run. It is best to live debt free, even as he wrote a chapter about “Beware the Temptation to Do It Yourself.”
If you are at all acquainted with Dave Ramsey, or have a desire to be, Gazelles, Baby Steps and 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Debt is a great refresher / introduction. It motivated me (again) to look at our expenses and work hard to pay off our car – our only current debt (except our mortgage). We all need the motivation so if you, too, want quick and inspiring motivation that makes you laugh – read this book.
If you want to read about more frugal books that I’ve reviewed and recommended, you can do so under my Frugal Living Book Review section.