Success of personal finance course prompts second session

Posted: February 7, 2012 at 3:01 am

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(Sarah Reed/Democrat-News)

More than 40 people took the first steps in gaining control of their finances this past fall. After seeing the results, Marshall Nazarene Church will once again host Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m., the 13-week program taught by DVD teaches participants how to save for emergencies and create a household budget to get out of debt.

More than 1.5 million people nationwide have taken advantage of Ramsey's program, according to FPU/The Lampo Group, Inc.

In a press release issued Jan. 31, Ramsey said: "FPU is a fun and easy to understand program. Whether you are deeply in debt or financially secure, FPU will help you gain a new perspective on how to handle your money."

Marshall participants felt they needed that direction. Out of 22 anonymous residents there was almost $780,000 worth of collective debt.

"We had 23 couples last time," Melisa Grossenburg, the local program coordinator, said. "We are very pleased with how the last session went and are very excited about our new class ..."

Many past participants are seeing results and at least one couple is now debt free, according to Grossenburg.

Classes for the free program meet once a week at the church, located at 782 W. North St. Participants will only need to purchase a kit, which includes a workbook, an envelope system, audio lessons, Ramsey's book "Financial Peace," a lifetime membership to FPU and more. The kits can be purchased at the church at a discounted price, through or by calling 888-227-3223. Marshall Nazarene Church is located at 782 W. North St., near the intersection of Arrow Street and Miami Avenue, and can be reached by calling 660-886-6464.

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