More than two million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU). 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 held in Cape Coral at:
n Cape Coral First United Methodist Church, 4118 Coronado Parkway. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. Contact Knako Kellum at 239-542-4051for more information or to register.
n Cape Coral Community Church, 811 Santa Barbara Blvd. Classes begin Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m. Contact Shari Gordon at 239-574-1148 for more information or to register.
n Calvary Chapel, 829 N.E. Pine Island Lane. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Contact Jose Matos at 239-841-0154 for more information or to register.
Since its inception in 1994, FPU has helped more than 1.5 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 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.