Personal Finance Guru, Dave Ramsey, Likely to Claim 1st Place in Go Banking Rates’ “12 Days of Finance” Poll from 2011 Winner Robert Kiyosaki

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Go Banking Rates holds its second annual “12 Days of Finance” competition for the most popular personal finance expert of 2012, and officially announces radio personality and motivational speaker, Dave Ramsey, into the running.

Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey

We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.

In hosting its second annual “12 Days of Finance” competition, which lets the American public vote on their favorite personal finance expert of the year, Go Banking Rates officially unveils the final contestant in the running for the bragging rights to be the most popular personal finance expert of 2012, Dave Ramsey.

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 2012’s 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 Ramsey’s financial advice, those encumbered with debt can look to Dave’s 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 don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.”

Click here to see the poll and vote for your favorite personal finance expert of 2012. Voting closes on December 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm.

About Go Banking Rates, a national website dedicated to connecting readers with the best interest rates on financial services nationwide, as well as informative personal finance content, news and tools. Go Banking Rates collects interest rate information from more than 4,000 U.S. banks and credit unions, making it the only online rates aggregator with the ability to provide the most comprehensive and authentic local interest rate information. Go Banking Rates also regularly publishes expert advice from personal finance professionals. belongs to a network of more than 1500 finance websites, including and These sites receive more than 2 million visits each month.

For questions or comments, please contact:

Jaime Catmull, Director of Public Relations
JaimeC (at) GoBankingRates (dot) com
310.297.9233 x261

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