FPU teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are, to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
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A membership kit for a family must be purchased here ahead of time. If you already have a membership kit, you can attend at no additional cost, and as many times as you'd like.
1. How often do the classes meet?
There are 9 class sessions meeting one day per week for 60 minutes. The class will meet weekly online.
2. How long is each class session?
Each session is 60 minutes, and each is independent of the others. Part One, taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD, teaches you how to make wise financial decisions based on Scripture. Part Two of each class session is a small-group discussion. The design of the discussion groups helps you apply the principles to your daily life. Members hold each other accountable, build friendships, and support one another. Since personal finance is 80% behavior, this small-group format ensures that class members realize finance is more than just math.
3. What is the average size of the class?
The video portion of the class is unlimited. However, during the discussion time, break down into 8-12 families, plus a coordinator, for each small group.
4. If I miss one class, can I make it up?
The coordinator can work with you to make up that lesson by allowing you to take the video lesson home with you, as long as you return it the following class.
5. What is included in the FPU Membership Kit?
As part of your enrollment package, you will receive the Financial Peace University Membership including:
Welcome / Get Ready Pack
Introduction to the program, class objectives, materials and prepares you for the first class.
This workbook will lead you through all 9 lessons and will become a wealth of knowledge after you've completed the program.
Dave Ramsey's book, Complete Guide to Money
The official handbook of Financial Peace University.
Financial Peace University Envelope System
An easy to use cash management envelope system.
Financial Peace University Progress Chart
Laminated worksheet for recording financial information and tracking your successes.
A Free Lesson Ticket
Give the ticket to a friend, family member or even your broke brother-in-law so they can attend one FPU lesson with you.
Budget Maker and Budget Adjuster
Yellow, #2 pencil imprinted with "The Nerds Budget Maker" and daveramsey.com
Pink wedge eraser imprinted with "The Free Spirits Budget Adjuster" on one side and daveramsey.com on the other side.
6. How many classes do I need to attend in order to graduate?
You must attend 8 of the 9 classes to qualify for the graduation certificate.
7. What are the subjects covered in each lesson?
Lesson 1: Baby Step 1 & Budgeting
Lesson 2: Baby Step 2
Lesson 3: Baby Step 3
Lesson 4: Baby Steps 4, 5, 6, & 7
Lesson 5: Buyer Beware
Lesson 6: The Role of Insurance
Lesson 7: Retirement Planning
Lesson 8: Real Estate and Mortgages
Lesson 9: Outrageous Generosity
8. Can I get additional assistance, if needed?
For more detailed assistance, 121 offers individual financial counseling. For more information on individual financial counseling, speak to one of the class hosts or see the financial counseling section of the 121 website. Dave Ramsey also offers Certified Counselors for one-on-one counseling for a fee.
9. Who benefits from this program?
Everyone truly benefits from this program! Regardless of your age. Regardless of your income. Regardless of being single, married, or a single parent.
10. How much does this program cost?
The cost for an FPU Membership kit is $93 per family. There is no charge for the class if you already have the current Membership Kit from a previous class or purchase from Dave Ramsey website.
11. Who can attend with my Financial Peace membership?
Your spouse, other family member and teens living in the home.
12. Is there a refund if I do not like the program?
Our guarantee is simply this: "If you do it, it works! If you don't do it, it won't work!" If you work the program, you won't want your money back. If you don't work the program, you don't get your money back.
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