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I got to talk to Dave Ramsey today!!

March 22nd, 2011 at 04:36 am

Well....I have been struggling back and forth with a financial question and I thought I would try to see if I could get in touch with Dave Ramsey on his radio show and I DID! I don't know why but I was so shocked when they answered my call and began to ask my question, name and location, etc. So I thought maybe they would do some kind of "question validation" to see if my question was worth putting on the air...and I guess it was b/c she said she was putting me on hold and would tell me when I was up next. My heart IMMEDIATELY went into crazy mode and I got SO nervous without even uttering one word to the guy. I was on hold for about 10 mins and my mind was racing about how I should best frame my question to him and how much detail I should share, etc. I had a pretty good idea of what he would recommend but I kinda wanted that validation anyway so the idea would LEAVE my head. My question is about cashflowing college tuition for my daughter this fall. Because I'm in the middle of my debt snowball and I still have some debt to pay off, an idea popped into my head to have her set up a student loan so we could defer the payments and then pay it all off after everything else. The thought process is to put that "cashflow tuition" money towards the debt instead of pulling it out of my snowball. But I couldn't fully rationalize it either way b/c I would be paying it off either way...just at different timeframes. Dave's recommendation was to go with my current plan and cashflow the tuition NOW so I don't run into issues later. I agree with this advise and will follow it...but it is tempting to put the extra $11,000 each year towards the SNOWBALL! Hopefully you are able to follow my explanation.

Anyway, I know he can be a little harsh sometimes on how people have gone into debt and WHAT was bought....I was scared to death he was going to ask me what kind of debt I had left. And with it primarily being car debt, I was so worried he was going to SCOLD ME and point out the fact that I would be the WORST MOTHER ALIVE if I 'borrowed' money to pay for my kid's education so I could have my stupid cars. I can honestly say "had I known then (when I got the cars) what I know now" I would never have purchased new cars. BUT we do have them, we are not interested in selling, getting a loan for the payoff difference AND then buying new "used" cars. We can make our payments today comfortably so the plan is to keep them, pay them off and not buy new again. For some reason I was terrified of explaining that plan to Dave...

Hope you are all having a great week - mine is off to a good start :-)

5 Responses to “I got to talk to Dave Ramsey today!!”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Wow, how cool is that?!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Awesome!! I might have to listen to the archives and see if I can hear your call.

    Just to see if I followed your post: you will somewhat delay the snowball and save cash for college in order to avoid more debt. He didn't suggest a loan, right?

  3. melissalt Says:

    That is *very* exciting! I can just imagine how nervous you were while waiting.

  4. Jerry Says:

    That's pretty cool! My parents' financial lives were essentially saved by Dave Ramsey, and I will always be impressed that he can lead so many people to some insurance of better financial choices. That's a pretty impressive legacy.
    Jerry

  5. Jerry Says:

    That's pretty cool! My parents' financial lives were essentially saved by Dave Ramsey, and I will always be impressed that he can lead so many people to some insurance of better financial choice

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