Interrupter CheckmarkInterrupter IconFacebookGoogle PlusInstagramGroupRamsey SolutionsTwitterYouTubeExpand MenuStoreCloseSearchExpand MenuBackStoreSign in

Ask Dave

Dave has answered thousands of money questions over the years.
Find the answer to your question here.

Relationships and money

You need actions, not words

Tessa's husband says he's onboard with the idea of paying off debt and getting control of their finances, but his actions tell a different story.

Make sure it's a gift

Isaac's parents have offered to help him financially. Dave doesn't have a problem with this, as long as a couple of conditions are met.

Wait on the honeymoon?

Postpone the honeymoon due to a job loss? Dave gives his opinion on Corina's situation.

A burden to help?

Robbie asks if the adult children of healthy senior citizens, who failed to plan for retirement, have an obligation to help the parents financially. Dave offers some guidelines, while suggesting there may be a bigger question in the mix.

Listen to your heart

Julie's estranged father died recently. Her uncles didn't request money, but they asked if she wanted to be part of things by paying part of his final expenses. Julie wonders if she has an obligation to help. Dave tells her to follow her heart.

Two extremes

Alan's mom has a big problem, and he's not sure how to handle things. Dave talks Alan through a tough situation involving theft and a family member.

Renting to family

Katherine wonders if it's a bad idea to rent to family members. Dave says these situations can work out well, provided both parties understand the business relationship in advance.

Gift cards for grandkids?

Liz wants to give her grandchildren gift cards for Christmas, but Dave isn't fond of the idea - especially when it comes to little kids.

Pre-paid debit for kids?

Keith asks Dave's opinion of pre-paid debit cards for kids. Dave isn't a huge fan, and he suggests teaching children to handle money responsibly from a young age is a better approach.

Let him be mad

Emmanuel's dad has asked for a huge favor, and Emmanuel doesn't feel good about the situation. Dave says he has lots of reasons to say no to this over-the-top request.