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Press Release


January 4, 2005


NASHVILLE, Tenn. Callers to Dave Ramsey's "Debt Free Friday" shows have eliminated $10,903,500 in 2004. This impressive total only includes the callers who made it on-the-air on Fridays not debt reported on other days, through FPU classes, or by any other means.

Ramsey's syndicated show airs in more than 200 markets. Listeners from across the country call in daily to ask questions about getting out of debt, making real estate decisions, investing, saving for emergencies, and learning wealth building strategies. Fridays, however, are almost exclusively saved for debt-busting. On Friday, Ramsey invites calls from listeners who are celebrating being debt-free. Lara Johnson, who screens callers for the show and updates the debt-free figure, says, "Callers are elated when they've finally accomplished what they've worked so hard for a life without debt. They're excited to share their success, and Dave is always the first to congratulate them."

Callers to the show reveal how, through the use of Ramsey's advice, they were able to eliminate debt and the destruction it brings from their lives. A running total is kept throughout the year of the amount of debt reported by callers to the Friday show.

About Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey offers life-changing financial advice as host of a nationally syndicated radio program, "The Dave Ramsey Show," which is heard by more than 2 million listeners each week, on more than 200 radio stations throughout the United States. The three-hour live radio talk show focuses on life, love and relationships and how they happen to revolve around money.

To ask Ramsey a question, call in during the show at 1-888-825-5225 or send an e-mail to daveonair@daveramsey.com. For more information about "The Dave Ramsey Show" visit www.daveramsey.com.

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