Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored seven national best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, Smart Money Smart Kids, and The Legacy Journey. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 12 million listeners each week on more than 575 radio stations and digital outlets.
As a seasoned communicator and Ramsey Personality, Rachel Cruze has been speaking to groups as large as 10,000 for more than a decade. The daughter of Dave Ramsey, she joined Ramsey Solutions in 2010 and uses the knowledge and experiences from growing up in the Ramsey household to educate others on the proper way to handle their money wisely and stay out of debt. Rachel co-authored the #1 national best-selling book Smart Money Smart Kids with her dad. Her new book, Love Your Life, Not Theirs, releases October 2016.
A popular and dynamic speaker on the topics of personal finance, retirement and leadership, Chris Hogan helps people across the country develop successful strategies to manage their money in both their personal lives and businesses. He is the host of the Retire Inspired Podcast and the author of Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age; It's a Financial Number, a #1 national best seller. For more than a decade, Chris has served at Ramsey Solutions as a trusted financial coach and Ramsey Personality.
Chris Brown is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, pastor and dynamic speaker carrying the message of stewardship and intentional living nationwide as a Ramsey Personality. Available on radio stations across the country, Chris Brown's True Stewardship provides biblical solutions and sound advice for questions on life and money. Prior to joining Ramsey Solutions in 2014, Chris spent seven years leading many to Christ while growing churches in North Carolina and Florida. Chris and his wife, Holly, live in Franklin, Tennessee, with their three children.
An inspiring and enthusiastic presenter, Christy Wright has spoken to groups of thousands at corporate events, women's conferences and some of the country's top universities. Christy is also a certified business coach whose direct and genuine presentations cover a range of topics from business and money management to personal development and goal setting.
At age 19, Anthony ONeal was deep in debt and short on hope with no direction of where his life was headed. But after hitting rock bottom, he turned his life around and committed to helping students find and pursue their passions. Since 2003, Anthony ONeal has helped thousands of students succeed with money in their work and personal lives. Now Anthony has joined Ramsey Solutions to spread this encouraging message to students nationwide as a Ramsey Personality.
Who wants free money for college? Well, then the FAFSA is in your future. But make sure you know what you are signing up for!
Hello Rachel!nnI’ve been enjoying these videos especially the ones regarding paying for college. I was wondering if you had any good sources for scholarships? I’ve used Fastweb and I’ve applied for countless scholarships (of all shapes and sizes, not just the big ones) and I never see anything come of that. And it’s not really a good idea to simply google search for scholarships because you end up getting a lot of junk that way. I thought perhaps you had some good websites I could check out or ways i can find difference scholarships that I might have a chance of winning.nnThank you,nnElizabeth
I am in the same boat, Elizabeth.
I worked with high school students and I always refer them to this website. http://www.fastweb.com/
I have applied for many scholarships.
As have I.
I don’t know any other scholarship search engines, but I do know that the Veteran’s of Foreign Affairs (VFW) organization has an annual scholarship called the Voice of Democracy for high school students. Few people know about it, so few students actually apply. You submit the entry to your local VFW chapter and the chapter picks their winner. Then, they send up it through the district, regional office, etc. and there is a winner at each level. Usually the Women’s Auxiliary President is the person you’d need to speak with about entry submission. But I’m sure you could find information for it online if you googled it.
Have you checked out our Custom College Guide? It will give you exactly this kind of information and even tailor it based on what schools you are interested in!
Hi Rachel,nAs a parent, what is the best way to prepare for having FAFSA success? I’ve heard home equity and retirement savings “don’t count” in your net worth when schools evaluate how much they think you should pay. Is that true? If so, it seems like following the baby steps will set us up nicely for FAFSA success. Thanks!
Rachel, I have been filling out the FAFSA for three years and have never been given free money. Actually if you count the 900.00 scholarship I received freshman year for living in the dorm, then I received one. But no way have I been offered free money. Even applying for countless scholarships via Fastweb Scholarships and others, nothing. So I don’t think you should be stating “You can go to school debt free”.
My son is a senior in high school, and willing be filling out the FAFSA soon. Does the money in my bank account count against him? If so, should I try to spend some before December 31? I have some expenses I have been saving for so I wouldn’t be just randomly spending money. These are planned expenses, just not necessarily things I need in the next 6 weeks. My emergency fund would not be compromised.