Last Wednesday we had the opportunity to see Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze speak in Des Moines at a sold-out event called Living a Legacy. (Our buddy Jon Acuff is also traveling on the tour, but, sadly, he had a book signing that night instead.)
The evening was really a blessing to us. We didn’t know we were going until 2:00 pm the day of the event, and Eric somehow lined up free tickets and a babysitter for us and off we went! (Huge thank you to the man who bought tickets and gave them away, our friend who hooked us up with the tickets, and the angel of a friend who agreed to babysit for five hours. THANK YOU!)
We’ve heard Dave speak before, at the Total Money Makeover event two years ago in Kansas City (more on that here). I wasn’t sure if it would be all repetition, but I figured it’s always great motivation no matter what. He uses a lot of the same stories and jokes to illustrate his points, but I was pleased to hear some of his new material about teaching money to children and how we can change our family tree (our legacy) when we are smart with money and pass on those values and lessons.