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Financial Peace University: A life-changing course

I became a follower of Dave Ramsey's financial advice after I read his book, Total Money Makeover, during the Christmas season of 2011. His recommendation to start an emergency savings account saved our family dog. You can read about that by clicking here. But for this blog, I'm going to share with you the tips I learned from taking Dave's nine-week Financial Peace University (FPU). If you wanna skip the reason I highly recommend the course, and go straight to enrolling, then click here to find FPU near youRead More 

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Dave Ramsey Saved my Dog

I first learned about Dave Ramsey, the financial guru who cuts up credit cards, when I was working in Italy. My colleague said Financial Peace University, which they attended through their local church, helped him and his wife finally gain freedom from their debt. I was debt free at the time, but I was intrigued by this Christian man from Tennessee who could teach finances in a way that I had never heard it taught before. This no-nonsense, wise man used Biblical principles to help people win with money. So, that Christmas of 2011, I was working in Mons, Belgium on behalf of NCIS. It seemed like the small town rolled the sidewalks up at about 6:00 PM every night because of the holiday season. There was nothing for me to do after work, so I spent my nights back in my hotel room reading and highlighting Ramsey's best-selling book, "The Total Money Makeover." The lessons I learned started a chain reaction that would save my dog's life years later...  Read More 

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