New Life will be starting a Financial Peace University course beginning in January. This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before.
Before the summer of 2013 we didn’t know where our money was going, or what it was doing for that matter. Our church started advertising “Financial Peace University” in the Spring of that same year. My wife and I had heard of the book but never read or applied it. We were excited it was being offered with our faith family and signed up almost immediately. At the close of the classes we had seven outstanding debts (not including our mortgage). Now it is the close of 2016 and we have one remaining debt. $50,000 paid off in three-and-a-half years applying two of the principals: zero monthly budgeting and debt snowballing. Those two, together with prayer and discipline have been the catalysts to aiding out often daily struggles. Putting together a budget was not easy, and its different for each person and/or couple. Get that $1,000 emergency fund, budget on paper, even if it isn’t a zero budget…just SEE what your money is doing. Also, don’t forget to give back at least in monthly tithing. Our focus on this journey has set a legacy with our children of “is it on budget?”. Sharing money budgeting with a three and six-year-old may be more valuable than actually getting out of debt.
- Jason, Lynn, Sophia and Micah Madden
Course dates- January 12-March 9th, meeting on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm