Book Review: Total Money Meltdown

As many of you know, I’m a fan of Dave Ramsey, and have been following his financial management system for a couple of years, and am living my life without debt.  So, when I saw that comedian Thor Ramsey (no relation) had written a book called The Total Money Meltdown, I was intrigued.

Thor Ramsey is a pretty talented comedian.  He’s clean, and he makes jokes at Christians’ expense.  Here’s a clip of him from Thou Shalt Laugh:

Some of the book is true to Thor’s comedic nature; he tells stories from his childhood in a funny sort of way:

Our financial crisis was real.  The economy took a nosedive (often referred to as a downturn, a less ominous word than nosedive) and work was less frequent than in boom time.  I’m not so sure the job I have now is even considered work by many people.  Most job conversations I have go like this: “Whatta ya do for a living?”

“I’m a stand-up comedian.”

“Oh, that must be fun.  How do you support your family?”  My mother.  She still doesn’t get it.  Cue snare drum.

The advice that he gives in the book is solid, and his story is funny and compelling. His sidesplitting guide to financial recovery chronicles his own bad financial decisions and what it took him to climb out of the hole he dug. (“By the way, you should only dig holes if you plan on filling them with treasure.”) Not just a vehicle for his wit and humor, the Total Money Meltdown also provides readers with the necessary tools and biblical motivation to become financially free.

Even though the book was an entertaining read, I think I would still recommend Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover for the person that wants to seriously get intense about getting out and staying out of debt.

Overall Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Questions: Are you working to get out of debt?


Title: “Total Money Meltdown: A Proven Plan for Financial Disaster”
Author: Thor Ramsey
Publisher: Moody Publishers

The publisher provided me a free copy of this book for review purposes.