Things that are Excellent – Financial Peace University

by Larry Hehn on November 16, 2012

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace UniversityImagine what it would be like to be debt free. For my wife and me, breaking free from our debt seemed an impossible dream. Until we were introduced to Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

Dave Ramsey’s program has already helped us pay off tens of thousands of dollars in debt. It has set us on the path to becoming debt free.

No, this is not an infomercial. This is not an affiliate marketing endorsement. I don’t have any ties with Dave Ramsey.

My wife and I have simply applied the Financial Peace University principles to our finances and seen amazing results. I want others to experience the same freedom.

About ten years ago, I went three straight years without full-time, permanent employment. We lived off credit cards and the charity of others, especially my parents. I dug a huge financial hole for our family.

To make things worse, my wife and I were on completely different pages when it came to money. She was what Dave Ramsey calls a “free spirit”. I went to bed every night with a knot in my stomach, wondering how we were going to pay for everything.

Thanks to Financial Peace University, we reached a mutual understanding of our finances and how we wanted to handle them.

The Financial Peace University program breaks down the changes you need to make into manageable, measurable baby steps. Biblical principles are used to support the ideas espoused in this program.

It isn’t always easy. It requires discipline and some lifestyle changes. But the results are well worth it. We have gone from barely treading water to dramatically reducing our debt every year. At last, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not an oncoming train!

As we become better stewards of our finances, not only has a lot of stress disappeared, but we have also experienced the joy of giving more to worthy causes, another principle of FPU.

It will be a while before we are debt free, but we are headed in the right direction. Thanks, Dave and Financial Peace University. You are excellent!

What would change in your life if you were debt free?

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