My husband and I attended a Dave Ramsey smart conference this past weekend. WOW! that was the best way to describe it. It was jam-packed with information with topics from money to parenting to marriage. Seriously, information overload!!! So here is my personal review. Please note, this is only my personal opinion.
So first, Dave Ramsey ended the day. He was awesome as I expected. His advice is practical. I will admit, toward the end of the day I had a massive headache. So the speakers toward the end were not as “interesting” for me.
Rachel Cruze, who is Dave’s daughter, was also there. She is incredible. I love her new book, Live your life, not theirs. She talked about the principles in her book and I absolutely loved her talk. She was toward the beginning of the day.
Les Parrot, talked about marriage. He gave practical advice for “fighting” with your spouse. I want to read his book, but I have not done so yet.
Chris Hogan talked about retirement. I only have 31 years before I can retire (could you hear the sarcasm?) I could listen to his voice all day. He has a unique, deep voice that is great. Although I understood some about retirement before this conference, he gave some advice. However, the bottom line was you really need a plan. The earlier you plan the better off you are.
Of course, there were other speakers, Chris Brown, Inky Johnson, Anthony ONeal, Meg Meeker. Some were better than others, but it was well worth the $39 I paid to attend.
Negatives: the band plays music at various breaks. The music was good, but with a headache it got old. It did not seem to be well organized, by that I mean there was no agenda, you had no idea how long lunch was until lunch time. Also with lunch, they brought in some lunch, but did not announce that until lunch time. They also ran out of food…NOT good!
If you ever have a smart conference come to your area, I would highly recommend it. If you can register early, you save money. Everyone likes saving money.