Dave Ramsey: "Why We Don't Take Credit Cards"
I couldn't personally finish drinking the Kool-Aid on Dave Ramsey's money management stuff (his advice is sensible but his style and the "just folks" testimonials are repetitive to the point of brain-gouging).
But, this is something that really impressed me. I've told a bunch of people about it so I figured I'd share it here too.
Ramsey is (very sensibly, in my opinion) against credit cards to the point of demanding you not even have one with a zero balance. Which is easy enough to say, but, check it out...
He won't even accept a credit card to sign up for his stuff. Gotta use a debit card or other cash equivalent. That, my friends, takes giant stones.
Next time you evaluate some guru, look at how he handles the business of fixing your problem ONCE: does his actual business reflect the values that he espouses? Or does he go for the easy dough (and attention) you can wring out of a desperate person?
Kudos to Dave Ramsey and his company for walking a gutsy line.