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Two local churches to host Financial Peace University

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A pair of Greencastle churches will be hosting sessions of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU), beginning in January.

New Life Baptist Church and Antioch Baptist Church will each begin their nine-week courses beginning in mid-January.

More than 1.5 million families have positively changed their financial future through Ramsey's program. Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week FPU 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, at which time a different lesson is taught by Ramsey on DVD, followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

Antioch Baptist Church, located at 3988 S. CR 300 West, will host the class beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Contact Ron Knapp at 653-8227 for more information or to register.

New Life Baptist Church, located at 51 Ridgeway Dr., will begin its course at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. Call Gary Stevens at 653-8995 for more information or to register.

Since its inception in 1994, FPU has helped more than 1.6 million families positively change their financial future. Through common-sense principles and small-group accountability, FPU gives people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially.

On average families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly.

"FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life," says Ramsey. "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 Dave Ramsey; Jon Acuff, author of Wall Street Journal best-seller "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 MP3s of all the lessons.

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

Dave Ramsey is America's trusted voice on money and business. He's authored four New York Times best-selling books: "Financial Peace," "More Than Enough," "The Total Money Makeover" and "EntreLeadership."

The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and iHeartRadio. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.



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