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FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES HOPE TO FAMILIES IN ABILENE

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES HOPE TO FAMILIES IN ABILENE

Courtesy of Melissa Whilhoite NASHVILLE, Tenn.— More than one and a half million families have positivelychanged their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week course provides families andindividuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and setthemselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a weekwhere a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD followed by a small-groupdiscussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out ofdebt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held in Abilene at: {{more}} Habitat for Humanity located at 101 Fulwiler Road in Abilene. The classes will begin Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM. Contact Samantha Bagwell at 670-0489 for more information or to register. Pioneer Drive Baptist Church located at 701 South Pioneer Drive in Abilene. The classes will begin Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM. Contact Bobby Cox at 692-6776 for more information or to register. Zion Lutheran Church located at 2801 Antilley Road in Abilene. The classes will begin Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM. Contact Cameron Dallmann at 690-0121 for more information or to register. Since its inception in 1994 FPU hashelped more than 1.6 million families positively change their financial future.Through common-sense principles and small-group accountability, FPU gives peoplethe tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially. Onaverage families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first90 days. Following the class nearly 94 percent of those families budgetregularly. “FPU will not only transform the wayyou handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” saysRamsey. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money funand easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from theinformation.” Ramsey knows first-hand the painthat financial stress can cause. After creating a net worth of more than amillion dollars by age 26, he quickly lost it all. Since then Ramsey has helpedfamilies and individuals across the country learn how to get control of theirfinances and avoid debt so they don’t have to experience the same pain he did. FPU lessons also include guestspeakers Rachel Cruze, speaker and daughter of Dave Ramsey; Jon Acuff, authorof Wall Street Journal best-seller Quitter and popular blogStuff Christians Like; and Chris Hogan, counselor and speaker for the DaveRamsey organization. The revised FPU will be offeredthrough churches and community centers. After purchasing a membership eachparticipant receives a workbook, Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money,an envelope system and an audio CD library. Participants will also have accessto budgeting forms and MP3s of all the lessons. For more information or topurchase a membership, go to http://www.daveramsey.com/. About Dave Ramsey Dave Ramsey is America’strusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Timesbest-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total MoneyMakeover and Entre Leadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heardby more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations andiHeartRadio. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.

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