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‘The Total Money Makeover’ hits The Wall Street Journal bestseller list more than 500 weeks

Dave Ramsey’s Personal Finance Guide Continues to Impact Millions 

(Nashville, TN)- Since its release in May 2003, The Total Money Makeover by bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, published by Thomas Nelson, has been changing the way Americans handle their finances. The book continues to sell at such a high rate it has been a staple on The Wall Street Journal’s Best-Selling Books list for more than 500 weeks. For the week ending July 23, 2017, The Total Money Makeover was #4 on the Hardcover Business list.

“We congratulate Dave Ramsey on yet another milestone for The Total Money Makeover—500 weeks on The Wall Street Journal bestsellers list!” said Brian Hampton, senior vice president and publisher for Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. “We’re in the 15th year of the life of The Total Money Makeover, with more than 5 million copies sold, and every year more than 400,000 readers buy a copy of this life-changing book. That is a testament to the strength of our relationship with Dave and his company, and to the timeless principles in the book.”

Millions of people have dramatically changed their lives using Ramsey’s financial strategies. In The Total Money Makeover, Ramsey shares specific, proven steps to eliminate debt and build wealth, avoid common financial pitfalls, and secure substantial savings for emergencies and retirement.

Ramsey also offers his life-changing financial advice as host of The Dave Ramsey Show, which is heard by more than 13 million listeners each week on more than 585 radio stations and digitally through podcasts, online audio streaming, and a 24-hour online streaming video channel.

About Dave Ramsey:
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He has  authored seven bestselling books: Financial PeaceMore Than Enough, The Total Money MakeoverEntreLeadership, Complete Guide to Money, Smart Money Smart Kids, and The Legacy Journey. His company Ramsey Solutions offers a message of hope, through various means, to anyone who wants to better understand the principles of proper money management. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at

About Thomas Nelson:
Thomas Nelson, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., is a world-leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. The publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum, and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information, please visit www.thomasnelson.comMedia Contact:  Tiffany Sawyer  
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