New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell believes it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve proficiency. This is the story you will find in the life of Rachel Cruze. Growing up as a Ramsey kid, Rachel learned the basic principles of money at an early age.
Dave and Sharon Ramsey taught her how to save, spend and give – valuable lessons she uses in everyday life.
Today, she’s passing on those principles to others in her generation. Rachel is an experienced communicator who has been speaking to audiences as large as 10,000 people since she was 15. Since joining Dave’s team full time in 2010, she has traveled the country speaking about the dangers of credit cards and debt at high schools, colleges and youth conferences. She shows students and young adults how to budget wisely, safe intentionally and give passionately.
Rachel says, “I feel very strongly about reaching my peers with this message.” And she’s excited that her passions and strengths are being used to spread hope. “I can use the platform my dad built to reach even more teenagers and young adults.”
“People always tell my dad, ‘I wish I had known this stuff when I was a young adult,’ so I’ve taken that to heart.” She is more motivated than ever to change the money habits and lifestyle of her generation.
Rachel has a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Tennessee. She lives with her husband, Winston, in Franklin, Tennessee.