Get out of debt.
Stay out of debt.
Those are the goals of Financial Peace University, a free class series by Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity starting June 20.
For the first time, the free series will be open to the public. Three prior series were held since 2012 for prospective FVHH homeowners.
Classes will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on 13 Fridays to Sept. 12 at Genesis Community Church, 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery. Enrollment is limited to 30 persons earning from $22,000 to $45,000.
Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 18. Call instructor Stacy Price at (630) 206-5035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price, an Aurora University master's social-work student, said investing, saving, credit, giving, retirement planning, cash-flow management and other subjects will be covered. Each session will open with a video lesson and includes group discussions.
Students will learn a step-by-step process for getting out of debt and staying out of debt, crafting a monthly spending plan, and setting financial goals and communicating about money to others.
Students will receive the FPU workbook, audio CD library, Ramsey’s “Financial Peace” book, budgeting forms, a cash-management envelope system, debit card holders, tip cards and more.
Price said, “More than one million families have attended FPU with amazing results. On average, they paid off $5,300 in debt and saved $2,700 through the course.”
Dave Ramsey, financial expert, author of “Financial Peace” and a radio host, leads the videos. A real estate multi-millionaire at the age of 26, he lost everything in four years.
Using biblical principles of money management, Ramsey worked his way out of debt to financial stability and wrote his first book.
He now devotes himself fulltime to helping people understand their financial matters and how to set and keep things right.
To register or for more information, call (630) 206-5035 or email email@example.com.
Founded in 1989, FVHH is a Montgomery-based Christian housing ministry that has helped more than 200 low-income residents of Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery obtain and maintain affordable shelter.