Financial Peace University, the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, begins Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at Parkrose Deliverance Tabernacle, 5740 NE Portland Hwy.
Promoters say the program 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.
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 the program 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.
Dave Ramsey began teaching classes in 1994 every night around Nashville, Tenn. In 1997, the program 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 Dave on DVD in a fun and entertaining way.
"I like to put the cookies on the shelf where everyone can reach them," says Ramsey. 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
- 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 by calling 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."
Contact Patricia Case at 503-720-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to register.