What you're asking about is like the difference between Heinz 57 and Heinz ketchup - both great on burgers.
TMMO and FPU are both great on personal finance :)
You've gotten lots of answers and I like them! Financial Peace University (FPU) costs $100 and you get a LIFETIME membership, plus the FP revisited book, course workbook, CDs, cash envelope system and budgeting software, plus some other goodies. Dave teaches the class on DVD and then there are discussions among the people taking FPU. Honestly? I learn the principles from Dave and then learn from my friends/neighbors about how to apply the principles in my local area: good auto mechanics, where the handymen are for home repairs, how to score deals at the local grocery stores, where the local farmer's markets are, where the big garage sales are (SIXTEEN MILES, biannually in my area of TX!!), etc.
TMMO is much like sparkpeople where you get the interaction, you get access to the radio show podcasts (all three hours, available usually after 4p ET the same day). GREAT people on there, but they will speak the truth in love - regardless of whether it hurts your feelings or not. There are some warriors on that site, I tell you what!!!
If I were you, I would take the online community here (SPs Dave Ramsey Fans) and go take FPU at your nearby location. For $100 you'll get tools to work on your own financial situation in ways it's hard to describe. You'll also have people who you see on a regular basis that will help you find solutions in your local area and hold you accountable at whatever level you want to do that accountability thing. I have two couples who I lean on for my own situation and being accountable. They are TREASURE to me!!!!
The average family in FPU pays off $5600 in debt and saves up $2700 during the 13 weeks that they take the class. With that kind of financial turnaround, you then have more options about joining TMMO boards or not.
This is just my own two cents. I don't think you can go wrong with either option, you just need to decide which works best for you.
If you're purely asking about the two books - The Total Money Makeover (TMMO) and Financial Peace Revisited (FPrev) are based on exactly the same principles. FPrev was Dave's first book that he wrote as he was losing everything and going into bankruptcy. TMMO is more recent and has more success stories on the pages of the book. I find TMMO a little more "new user friendly" and FPrev great for follow up reading along with More Than Enough.
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