YOU better get ready… FPU is coming to CPC!

22 08 2008

Photo courtesy of just.julie

Though you can see the words I’ve typed, at this moment I’m at a loss for words.The Lord keeps orchestrating things so wonderously that I’m truly overwhelmed!

We got an email from a young couple that we shared our testimony with earlier this week. I’m already so proud of them because I can see that they WANT to be debt free. They’re going to be yet another powerful witness for others wanting to do this. I can already see it in them.

But I digress, they emailed to let us know that in September our church will be conducting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University! (Click here for details on this awesome program)

Financial Peace University is a 13 week course that tackles everything you will ever need to know about money. It’s the most thorough, thought provoking and FUN approach I’ve ever seen toward financial matters!

Pasted below are the descriptions of each topic covered:

  • Super Saving – In this lesson, Dave explains the Seven Baby Steps that will guide you throughout FPU. You will also learn the three key reasons why you should save money—and why you must start now!
  • Relating With Money – This lesson will teach spouses how to communicate and work together toward success. Also, singles will learn the importance of teamwork and parents will find out how to teach their kids about money.
  • Cash Flow Planning – Unlock the secret of developing a monthly spending plan that really works.
  • Dumping Debt – It’s time to debunk the myths that most people believe about debt! In this lesson, Dave Ramsey reveals the truth about the credit lies and gives you a plan for walking out of debt with confidence.
  • Credit Sharks in Suits – What is a credit score, anyway? Join Dave as he unpacks your credit rating and shows you how to handle collectors when they call.
  • Buyer Beware – Dave Ramsey draws on decades of experience to reveal the power and influence that marketing has on your everyday buying decisions. Let the buyer beware!
  • Clause and Effect – In this lesson, Dave walks you through the world of insurance, carefully explaining what you need—and what you need to avoid.
  • That’s Not Good Enough! – Discover the seldom-used secrets of buying only big, big bargains—every time! Before you know it, you’ll be saying “That’s not good enough!”
  • Of Mice and Mutual Funds – Dave breaks through the jargon surrounding long-term investing and empowers you to make your own decisions about your investments!
  • From Fruition to Tuition – Dave walks you through the maze of retirement options and helps you figure out the right path for you. You will also learn how to plan for college so your kids can graduate debt free!
  • Working in Your Strengths – This lesson will show you how to avoid dead-end or mind-numbing jobs and provide tips for job hunting, writing a résumé, and acing an interview. Plus, you’ll learn tips for finding extra jobs if you need cash to attack your debt snowball.
  • Real Estate and Mortgages – Dave draws on over 20 years of real estate experience to teach you how to win when buying or selling your home. Plus, he’ll dissect all of the common mortgage options available today, showing you what to choose—and what to avoid.
  • The Great Misunderstanding – Warning! This lesson will challenge the way you think about money. Dave will show you how generous giving can completely revolutionize your attitude and improve your finances, business and relationships.

If you are anywhere near the DC area, I’d like you to consider registering in this course. I’d love to be able to go through this with some of my readers and fellow debt-dumpers!

Finally there’s one last thing in this situation that is of unique significance to my wife and I. The courses start on my 30th birthday. The reason this is so amazing to me is because last year on my 29th birthday it was a HUGE turning point in our Total Money Testimony. It was the day we called the couple that introduced us to this life-changing program. That was the day that they were able to reach their baby step #7 (Build Wealth & GIVE!) by gifting money to us –that we never even asked for — to help us with a pressing financial situation.

To be real, that day was rock bottom for me. We were in a situation that we couldnt manage on our own, we were 2 months removed from our wedding day and we had run out of options. And all of this was happening on my birthday no less! We felt totally helpless, and the Lord placed that couple in our lives with THIS very program.

It changed us. Not because of the money, or because of greed or anything like that. The change was much deeper than tangible things. This experience has changed us to our very cores because for the first time we feel like money is a resource again instead of a liability.

And so once again thing continue to come full circle for us in that now we are able to spread this message to so many of you. Thank you for the emails and testimonies of how this program is changing your life. It’s the greatest gift you can give to my wife and I to know this has made a difference in your household.

The theme at our church for 2008 is “You Better Get Ready”….

So, are you? Good, well then let’s get cracking!


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