I can afford it, but I'm not paying it. There are those who could be helped by Dave's teachings, but they have to NOT pay the electric bill or something equally important in order to afford the $100.
Nah, Dave's got enough money. I'll give my $100 to charity.
Personally I have not taken FPU either and I would consider myself to be pretty much a Dave Ramsey expert. I would love to get the DVD’s, but I don’t think I would learn much from taking the class. In the interest of full disclosure, I have been accepted for his counselor training and will be attending that next month. So, admittedly, I am very skewed toward being on Dave’s side in this discussion.
Look at it this way, the individuals/families, that take the class need to have some skin in the game and the amount of $100 hurts just enough to ensure that they take it very seriously. In the cases of those that it is so tight that they can not afford to take the class, what I would offer to them is that if they read TTMO, then I would fund their FPU class. However, they must read the book first and they must attend all 13 classes to get that re-imbursement from me.
I wasn’t aware of the churches being charged for it, but now that I think about it that makes sense too. My bet is that the level of tithing increases exponentially as more people from the church and community take the class. What was the amount that you heard the church paid?
“Nah, Dave’s got enough money.”
OK, since we are arguing, I’ll attack you in the obligatory FR/DU method. ;-) How very liberal of you to chose when others have earned enough money! ;-)
Seriously, I agree that Dave’s wealth is tremondous, however I think he earns every penny that he makes on sales of books and classes, etc. The value his lessons bring to individuals is well above what they are spending on Dave’s products. In addition, those teachings spread into the community almost as if it is a virus. In the long run, the benefits realized (value) by so many with his teachings is astronomical. His wealth is but a fraction of the value he brings to society. I much prefer that he be rewarded in our capitalist society than many other folks......