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The man who wants to help you out of debt – at any cost

Today is a bit of a grab bag of articles but the lead one is an interesting look into one of the biggest figures in personal finance – Dave Ramsey.

Some people love him. Some people hate him.

I think article does a great job showing you why people feel so strongly about him.

The man who wants to help you out of debt – at any cost [The Guardian] – “Millions turn to financial guru and radio host Dave Ramsey for his ‘tough love’. Many say he saved their lives. Critics say he ignores the structural reasons so many are in debt and poverty.”

5 Things Your Millionaire Neighbor Isn’t Telling You [The College Investor] – “It’s currently estimated that there are about 3,000,000 millionaires in the United States today. And given that there are about 300,000,000 Americans according to the latest Census data, that means about 1 in 100 are millionaires. Even more startling is that means that you probably know someone who is a millionaire, and you probably live within a stone’s throw of other millionaires that you don’t know.”

What Day of the Dead tells us about the Aztec philosophy of happiness [The Conversation] – “For the Aztecs, then, a happy life is achieved through balance. Individually, this means balancing one’s “face” and “heart,” but socially this involves friends, family and ancestors. Day of the Dead rituals help with this social balance.” The found the part about the ecosystem of minds absolutely fascinating.

Life’s Work: An Interview with Jerry Seinfeld [Harvard Business Review] – “If you’re efficient, you’re doing it the wrong way. The right way is the hard way. The show was successful because I micromanaged it—every word, every line, every take, every edit, every casting. That’s my way of life.”

See you tomorrow!