Plugging the leaks in your budget

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, We started doing a budget a couple of months ago, and already it's springing leaks. It's just a little bit out of balance in a few more…

Call 'em debt CON-solidation services

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, We have about $20,000 in debt, and my husband and I have made a resolution this year to pay it off. I think we should live more…

Is buying repossessed items ethical?

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, Do you see an ethical dilemma involved in buying things like repossessed cars, houses that have been through foreclosure, or even pawnshop items? While these kinds more…

Stop worshiping at FICO's altar

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, We've paid off most of our credit cards. My wife doesn't want to pay all of them off, though. She says it's a good idea to more…

When kids have the 'gimmes' at Christmas

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, How do you balance a Christmas budget with all the stuff your kids want? Should you give them everything they want even if it means going more…

Get off your butt, Mr. Mom!

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, I bring home $2,800 a month, and my husband stays home with our two daughters – one 3, the other 3 months. He's healthy and able, more…

Tithing's just the beginning

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, As a Christian, I always give to my church. I was wondering if you think it's OK to also give to local causes, such as animal more…

Time for a no-down home loan?

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, My husband and I have been married for three months, and we're debt-free. Right now, we're trying to save up a 20 percent down payment for more…

Is Christmas an 'emergency'?

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, We recently began your plan, and we've got our starter emergency fund of $1,000 in place. Is it OK to spend this on Christmas gifts if more…

Tossin' and turnin' all night long

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, I cashed out my portfolio several months ago, because I just couldn't sleep at night with all the market swings that were happening. What do I more…