Currently, the infamous Ramsey remains within just a few votes away from last year's winner, with close to 50 percent of voters supporting his claim to 2012s Most Popular Personal Finance Expert title. The 2011 winner of the 12 Days of Finance poll, Robert Kiyosaki, is currently fighting closely to keep his title. Also competing in the poll are Suze Orman, David Bach, Ramit Sethi, Clark Howard, J.D. Roth, Jean Chatsky, Philip Taylor, Farnoosh Torabi, Ric Edelman, and Liz Weston.
No finance expert list is complete without acclaimed financial counseling specialist, Dave Ramsey. He is most widely known for his Christian-based finance advice given through The Dave Ramsey Show, a nationally-syndicated radio segment which reaches millions of listeners eager for advice on their personal finance dilemmas.
Since The Dave Ramsey Show presents an ongoing stream of Dave Ramseys financial advice, those encumbered withcan look to Daves bestselling book The Total Money Makeover, for a details account of this infamous get-out-of-debt baby steps, which include:
1.Saving $1,000 as an emergency fund
2.Using the debt snowball (smallest to largest debt) to eliminate existing debt
3.Saving enough to sustain expenses for 3-6 months
4.Investing 15 percent of household income into Roth IRAs and pre-tax retirement accounts
5.Paying into a college fund for children
6.Paying off your mortgage early
7.Building wealth and giving back to others
In his book The Total Money Makeover, Dave says, We buy things we dont need with money we dont have to impress people we dont like.
and vote for your favorite personal finance expert of 2012. Voting closes on December 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm.
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