Just found this one (I don't come here much anymore). first off, congrats on learning your lesson early. I love that you're keeping track of your progress in your sig. keeps you accountable and focused.
I will say though, please don't do like so many people do and blame credit for your misfortune. So many people get in debt, get out of it, and then act as if it were credit's fault. When someone says that, it suggests they never really learned anything. Credit is a wonderful thing when used properly, it just takes a LOT of self control.
I have two friends that apply to this thread ... one was in debt pretty bad, not sure how much or what from. But he did like you did and set a 2 year out of debt plan (not sure if it was ramsey or not tho). He's coming up on the end and has done a damn well job of completing his goal (if you don't count his house). So I know you can do it as well.
The other is in the boat you were a few months ago. In debt, and still digging. He's a smart guy, but makes the dumbest decisions when it comes to credit (letting 0% promos expire and getting charged interest all the way back ... keeping 3 cards at 18%+ instead of getting some new lower rate cards ... spending spending spending ...etc). I get the feeling he's not being honest with himself regarding his situation. Mind making any suggestions for books/tapes I could get him to get started? You seem to like the ones you got ...
Lastly ... if you have a Masters in IT and are only pulling in $24k you need to get out of there and quick. I'm not trying to be rude, but seriously when I graduated with my BS I started at almost double that. I'm not trying to rub it in, and I'm sure the area I live has many more opportunities, plus I was fairly lucky ... but there's no reason you shouldn't be making $40k+. I'm sure you are ... but keep those eyes open for a new job. It can only help you reach your goal faster.