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[August 06, 2008]  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 500,000 families alter their financial future.  This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles.  FPU is available for churches, companies, military bases, financial literacy programs, Spanish organizations and community groups. --


FPU classes are beginning at Lincoln Christian Church, Wednesday September 10th at 6:30 p.m.  A free orientation session will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30pm. To register or for more information contact Todd Parmenter at 732-7618 or todd.parmenter@


As they work on a total money makeover, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 91 days after beginning FPU and is completely out of debt, except for the mortgage, in 18 to 24 months. “We’ve actually relieved ourselves of over $50,000 worth of debt in two years just from using these principles,” said Russ Lee, former FPU participant.  During the last course held at Lincoln Christian Church, the class participants were able to put $2,228 in savings and pay off $4,744 in debt on average per family.  In addition to those figures one family saved up and bought a car with cash; another family started saving for their children’s college; another family began saving for their vacation so they could pay cash; every family began to but money into an emergency fund so they would not have to rely on credit cards when those emergencies arose; many of them had over $1,000 in their emergency fund at the end of the 13 weeks; and as a class they cut up and cancelled over 250 credit cards.


Dave Ramsey began teaching FPU classes in 1994 every night around Nashville, Tennessee. In 1997, FPU was made available on video across the country with thousands of classes around the nation today.  The program is made up of 13 life-changing lessons taught by Dave in a fun and entertaining way. “I like to put the cookies on the shelf where everyone can reach them,” says Ramsey. After each lesson the group meets to help each other plan budgets, discuss successes and temptations, and support each other in their journey to beat debt and build wealth. Topics covered include:

  • Saving for emergencies
  • Budgeting
  • Relationship and money issues
  • Buying big bargains
  • Getting out of debt
  • Understanding investments
  • Understanding insurance
  • Retirement and college planning
  • Buyer beware
  • Real estate mortgages
  • Careers and extra jobs
  • Collection practices & Credit Bureaus

Included in the cost of the class materials is a lifetime family membership to FPU, allowing the participant to return to any class at anytime for a refresher course. The kit also includes an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms, debit card holders, and Ramsey’s best-selling book – Financial Peace Revisited.

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“FPU classes are changing lives across the country every day,” says Louis Falzetti, executive vice president of Financial Peace University. “There is something for everyone in this program whether you are barely making ends meet, just trying to plan for retirement, or seeking to build wealth. No matter what your financial situation, you will find FPU to be the best motivational tool available across the nation to help you attain financial peace.”

To register or for more information about the upcoming class at Lincoln Christian Church contact Todd Parmenter at 732-7618 or todd.parmenter@lincolnchristianchurch.org.

About Dave Ramsey

By age 26 Dave Ramsey had accumulated a personal real estate portfolio worth more than $4 million. Just four years later he was so far in debt he was forced to declare personal bankruptcy. This experience gave Ramsey a first-hand perspective on the best and worst practices in financial management. Ramsey rebuilt his financial life and has spent the last decade counseling hundreds of thousands through live events, FPU, syndicated newspaper columns, and as the host of the nationally syndicated radio program “The Dave Ramsey Show.” Ramsey authored the New York Times best sellers Financial Peace, More Than Enough and The Total Money Makeover. He also authored Priceless and a four book children’s series Super Red Racer, Careless at the Carnival, The Birthday Surprise, and My Fantastic Fieldtrip.

Ramsey founded The Lampo Group, Inc. to provide financial counseling and live events for the public. Ramsey created Financial Peace Jr. – a kit designed to help parents teach sound financial principles to their children. The Lampo Group also offers “Financial Peace for the Next Generation” a program designed to educate Junior High and High School students on the importance of wise money management and the dangers of debt. The program is currently active in more than 300 schools in 27 states. Ramsey’s syndicated newspaper column reaches more than 700,000 newspaper subscribers weekly. “The Dave Ramsey Show” is syndicated to more than 200 radio stations nationwide with more than two million weekly listeners.

[Lincoln Christian Church - Press Release]


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