Financial Peace University

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Financial Peace University

Tell your money where to go instead of wondering where it went! Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson virtual class designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money-related stress behind. Each lesson is based on biblical wisdom and common sense.

Sign up for this class and start your 14-day free trial of Financial Peace at fpu.com/1133038. Class starts Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Contact Doug Steimle (803.351.3878, or dsteimle85@gmail.com) or David Danforth (803.917.5556, or drd1949@hotmail.com) for details.

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Financial Peace University
Virtual Course Outline
March 23 - May 18, 2021

Each lesson contains an on-line video taught by the Dave Ramsey team which participants will watch on their own at any time before each class. Participants then will meet for group discussion and activities by Zoom each Tuesday at 6:30 PM Eastern beginning March 23, 2021 and lasting for nine weeks.

Class Coordinators: Doug Steimle and David Danforth

Lesson 1: Baby Step 1 and Budgeting

In Lesson 1, you’ll learn the course overview and the 7 Baby Steps—our proven, step-by-step plan to win with money! Take a deep dive into Baby Step 1, saving $1,000 for your starter emergency fund, and discover the key to your success: the budget.

Lesson 2: Baby Step 2

Baby Step 2 is paying off all debt (except the house) using the debt snowball. You’ll learn that debt is not a tool to build wealth—it’s a thief! But with our proven method, gazelle intensity, and a lot of prayer, you can get rid of those payments once and for all!

Lesson 3: Baby Step 3

Baby Step 3 is saving 3–6 months of expenses in a fully funded emergency fund. The emergency fund is Murphy repellent. It protects you from reaching for a credit card to cover emergencies, and it keeps you from living in fear of the next surprise expense!

Lesson 4: Baby Steps 4, 5, 6, 7

Lesson 4 covers Baby Steps 4, 5, 6 and 7! Baby Step 4 is to invest 15% of your household income in retirement. Baby Step 5 is to save for your children’s college fund. Baby Step 6 is to pay off your home early. And Baby Step 7 is to build wealth and give with outrageous generosity!

Lesson 5: Buyer Beware

There are a million marketing tactics trying to get at your money and bust your budget, but in Lesson 5, you’ll learn how to gain power over your purchases! Learn when to put your shields up to defend your dollars—and when to get your dollars out and negotiate for a deal.

Lesson 6: Understanding Insurance

Lesson 6 is not your typical boring and confusing insurance talk. You’ll clearly understand the seven types of insurance you actually need and what you definitely don’t need. Getting the right insurance in place is one of the most important parts to your defensive game plan!

Lesson 7: Building Wealth

You can retire with dignity when you build a solid nest egg. In Lesson 7, you’ll learn how to think and act like a millionaire by investing the right way—slowly, consistently, and simply, in things you actually understand.

Lesson 8: Real Estate and Mortgages

A house is the largest financial investment you’ll ever make, so make sure you know the right way to buy one! In Lesson 8, you’ll learn about renting, refinancing, selling, and when and how to buy your dream home.

Lesson 9: Outrageous Generosity

You can do everything we teach and you will win with money, but if you don’t understand this lesson, you will never have financial peace. In Lesson 9, you’ll see how giving can change the landscape of America and learn how to manage money—God’s money—with an open hand and a generous heart.