Together for Lincoln has
worked on construction and beautification projects throughout
Lincoln, including a day of service in which over 1,000 volunteers
worked on 118 different projects for many elderly, handicapped and
single-parent residents. Now Together for Lincoln will help people
of all ages, backgrounds and income levels to rebuild and improve
Together for Lincoln will
use Financial Peace University, a financial planning approach,
to teach people to plan for the future, rather than living paycheck
to paycheck. This program will equip the citizens of Lincoln to
take control of their financial destiny, despite the economic
recession the world is facing.
"We're developing our own stimulus package by investing in the
people of Lincoln," explains Greg Wooten of the Church of the
Nazarene. "We're giving them the tools to get out of debt and
improve their financial situation so the community will be more
resilient during times of recession.”
Classes will be offered
at various locations at different days and times, beginning Sunday.
To register or for more information, contact Together for Lincoln at
217-671-1444 or www.togetherforlincoln.org.
Together for Lincoln
hopes to see as many people in the community take advantage of this
program as possible. The registration fee is $100, and scholarships and
financial assistance are available. No one will be turned away if
they cannot afford the registration fee.
The first group of
sessions in March will kick off this program, with classes
continuing throughout the year to provide frequent availability.
University, a 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. Individuals and
couples may take the classes all together or in two segments, with
the first six weeks focused on getting out of debt and the remaining
seven weeks focused on saving money and building wealth.
Each class is
approximately 90 minutes, once per week. Multiple class dates, times
and locations are being offered to accommodate a wide range of
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.
actually relieved ourselves of over $50,000 worth of debt in two
years just from using these principles," said Russ Lee, a former FPU
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
education; 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 canceled over 250 credit cards.
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Topics covered in the
Buying big bargains
Getting out of debt
Real estate mortgages
Careers and extra
Collection practices and credit
Included in the cost of
the class materials is a lifetime family membership to FPU, allowing
the participant to return to any class 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
"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."
The locations and contact information to learn more about the
Carroll Catholic School
111 Fourth St.
Orientation: March 1, 4 p.m.
First class: March 15, 4-6 p.m.
Contact: Sister Mary Lou Owen,
ADI Education Center
305 N. Kickapoo St.
Orientation: March 3, 6:30 p.m.
First class: March 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Greg Wooten, 217-732-8362
110 N. Kickapoo St.
Orientation: March 9, 6:30 p.m.
First class: March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Todd Parmenter, 217-732-7618
Jefferson Street Christian Church
1700 Jefferson St.
First class: Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Dustin Fulton, 217-732-9294
You can also receive more
information about Together for Lincoln's
Financial Peace University classes by contacting Together for Lincoln
at 217-671-1444 or
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