Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 750,000 families positively change their financial future.
This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. FPU is available for churches, companies, military bases, financial literacy programs, Spanish speaking organizations and community groups. FPU classes will be held in Lebanon at Rocky Valley Baptist Church located at 5745 Old Murfreesboro Road. The classes will begin Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Contact Cindy Hearn at 444-7365 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
As they work on a Total Money Makeover, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 91 days after beginning FPU and is completely out of debt, except for the mortgage, in 18 to 24 months.
"We've actually relieved ourselves of over $50,000 worth of debt in two years just from using these principles," said Russ Lee, former FPU participant.
Ramsey began teaching FPU classes in 1994 every night around Nashville. In 1997, FPU was made available on video across the country with thousands of classes around the nation today.
The program is made up of 13 life-changing lessons taught by Ramsey in a fun and entertaining way.
"I like to put the cookies on the shelf where everyone can reach them," he said.
After each lesson the group meets to help each other plan budgets, discuss successes and temptations, and support each other in their journey to beat debt and build wealth. Topics covered include:
• Saving for emergencies• Budgeting• Relationship and money issues• Buying big bargains• Getting out-of debt• Understanding investments• Understanding insurance• Retirement and college planning• Buyer beware• Real estate mortgages Careers and extra jobs
Each class participant needs a kit. Special rates are routinely available online at www.daveramsey.com or bycalling (888) 227-3223. Included in the cost of the kit is a lifetime family membership to FPU, allowing the participant to return to any class at anytime for a refresher course. The kit also includes an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms, debit card holders and Ramsey's best-selling book, “Financial Peace.”
"FPU classes are changing lives across the country every day," said Louis Falzetti, executive vice president of Financial Peace University. "There is something for everyone in this program whether you are barely making ends meet, just trying to plan for retirement, or seeking to build wealth. No matter what your financial situation, you will find FPU to be the best motivational tool available across the nation to help you attain financial peace."
For more information, visit www.daveramsey.com.