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Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University

Never worry about money again with Financial Peace University! It’s the proven plan to help you master budgeting, beat debt, and live the life of your dreams. Through nine lessons rooted in biblical wisdom and common sense, your FPU group will learn from Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. The class fee includes your member workbook and other exclusive online benefits through a free year of Financial Peace Membership.




Dates: Wednesdays, Sep 18–Nov 13
Price: $109 per kit (can be shared with spouse)
Location: First Free Rockford, Main Campus, Fellowship Hall
Questions: Call 815-877-7046

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Financial Peace University


All membership registration and kit ordering is handled by the team at Financial Peace University.


Starts January 18th

Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. Classes are made up of small groups of people who live in your area and are a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated. Classes meet for nine weeks and are led by a volunteer coordinator. One Financial Peace University membership per family ($99 plus shipping) is all you need to get started in a class. Plus, your FPU membership includes 16 weeks of online access to view each lesson anytime!


How it started
I have an unusual way of looking at the world. My wife, Sharon, says I’m weird, and, truthfully, I am weird. But there’s a reason. Starting from nothing, by the time I was 26 I had a net worth of a little over a million dollars. I was making $250,000 a year. That’s more than $20,000 a month net taxable income. I was really having fun. But 98% truth is a lie. That 2% can cause big problems, especially with $4 million in real estate. I had a lot of debt—a lot of short-term debt—and I’m the idiot who signed up for the trip.

The short version of the story is that debt caused us, over the course of two and a half years of fighting it, to lose everything. We didn’t tell anyone what was going on, but if we had to do it again, we would learn from the wisdom of others who have been through it. We soon learned that we were not the only ones at the bottom. Barbie and Ken (you know, the couple who appear to be perfect—perfect clothes, perfect car, perfect house) are broke, and I don’t take financial advice from broke people anymore.