Dave Ramsey, Deseret NewsDave Ramsey: Gaining control of your finances is a great gift
You're going to be a busy guy for a while, but I'll bet this lady's worth it. Gaining control of your finances now will be a great gift for you both when you start your new life together.
Dave Ramsey, Deseret NewsDave Ramsey: Listen to your heart
The people who are telling you to take the cash don't think the way you do. They're the kind who would take any money, no matter the reason. But you sound like the kind of person who wouldn't do that, so you shouldn't be taking advice from them.
Dave Ramsey, Deseret NewsDave Ramsey: Personal finance is about self-control
You're never going to win with money in the long term if you can't learn to delay pleasure. That's the bottom line. Personal finance is about controlling the person you see when you look in the mirror.
Dave Ramsey, Deseret NewsDave Ramsey: Don't be ashamed of financial success
You guys are under no obligation to explain your income, net worth or the fact that you're winning. And you're not obligated to be ashamed of it either.
Dave Ramsey, Deseret NewsDave Ramsey: Identify your motivation behind extra expenses
Unless you guys are trying to send them to the Olympics ... teaching them things like discipline and to master their bodies through physical training can be done at a local, amateur level. And at a much lower cost.
Dave Ramsey, Deseret NewsDave Ramsey: Paying kids for good grades creates teachable moments
You're certainly not obligated to pay them for work or grades, but if you don't do some of this — and teach them the proper ways to handle the money they earn — you'll miss out on many fantastic teachable moments.