A few months back, Matt’s Mother suggested that we look into Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This is a 9 week course is led by financial guru, Dave Ramsey, and is a biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s way. The classes are held in many different churches throughout the country and is led by a facilitator. The first half of the class is a DVD recording of Dave’s teachings and the last part is an open discussion amongst the group. Matt and I are by far the youngest in the class, but we see this as a huge opportunity. Many of our classmates have been in debt for years, or are out of work and can barely keep their heads above water. We both feel very blessed that we found this class when we did. If we can save now, invest, and be wise about our spending, we will be able to live a life free of angst and financial worry. Each week Dave teaches a new “baby step”. These steps are small and attainable. The homework for the previous week was to look over expenses and create a budget…Whoa…I spent HOW MUCH on eating out?? It was also alarming to realize that I haven’t given back a single dollar this entire year. I think the key to success for me will be actually acknowledging my spending and to start being smarter about it. I highly recommend this course!
“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.” –Proverbs 28:20