The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

January 4, 2013

FPU provides hope to families in Stanly


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Friday, January 3, 2013 — More than 1.5 million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU), according to a release from the organization. Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

FPU will be in Albemarle at The Gathering, 134 W. Main St. The classes will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 13. Contact Paul Jenkins at (704) 322-1366 for more info or to register.

“FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” Ramsey said.

“This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the information.”

Ramsey knows first-hand the pain that financial stress can cause. After creating a net worth of more than a million dollars by age 26, he quickly lost it all. Since then Ramsey has helped families and individuals across the country learn how to get control of their finances and avoid debt so they don’t have to experience the same pain he did.

FPU lessons also include guest speakers Rachel Cruze, speaker and daughter of Ramsey; Jon Acuff, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller Quitter and popular blog  Stuff Christians Like; and Chris Hogan, counselor and speaker for the Dave Ramsey organization.

The revised FPU will be offered through churches and community centers. After purchasing a membership each participant receives a workbook, Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, an envelope system and an audio CD library. Participants will also have access to budgeting forms and MP3’s of all the lessons.

For more information or to purchase a membership go to www.daveramsey.com.