Dave Ramsey is a name well known for his teachings and opinions on financial responsibility. His company, The Lampo Group, Inc., provides biblically-based, common-sense education and empowerment which gives HOPE to everyone from the financially secure to the financially distressed. Dave speaks from experience: “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 $200,000 a month net taxable income. I had a lot of debt—a lot of short-term debt that caused us, over the course of two and a half years of fighting it, to lose everything. After losing everything, I went on a quest to find out how money really works, how I could get control of it and how I could have confidence in handling it. I read everything I could get my hands on. I interviewed older rich people, people who made money and kept it. I realized that if I could learn to manage the character I shaved with every morning in the mirror, I would win with money.”
Financial Peace University is a major method through which Dave Ramsey executes his company’s goals. FPU is provided in local communities in small group settings. Dave teaches the course himself through DVDs. A “facilitator” keeps the classes moving, providing space, equipment, attendance records, and leading group discussions after each DVD lesson from Dave. FPU runs for 9 weekly sessions. FPU is an excellent outreach for those in our community who are financially distressed or those who are seeking a better way to manage their already secure finances. For more information, visit Financial Peace University online at the Dave Ramsey website.
At Vinings First Baptist Church, we offer the Financial Peace University course at various times throughout the year. Anyone may sign up for FPU classes scheduled at our church by using the Financial Peace University Class Finder. Class membership is for life, allowing members to attend (at no additional cost) any future classes for a refresher or to get updates that may occur from time to time.