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Upcoming Personal Finance Classes

The following are classes that we have scheduled for the coming year at Vineyard Columbus:

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Thursdays, February 7 – April 4, 2013

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University comprehensive 9 class series on managing your personal finances–more information is available online and at the free preview, 1/31/2013.  You can attend the first class free too, and if you like it, you can pay then.  Class runs for 9 weeks, from 7 to 8:45 pm. Cost is $95 per person or couple (covers our cost of the material); childcare is available.

Make Cent$ with Coupon$, Monday November 5th, 2013, 7 – 8:30 pm

In this class, you will learn how to save hundreds of dollars each month on your grocery bill.  During this class you will learn couponing basics and some savvy coupon secrets that will make you a pro at saving money.  You will learn where to get your coupons and how to organize and use them.  Some of the insights you will glean are how to:

  • match coupons to sales ads
  • find unique bargains specific to stores where you shop
  • use rebates and promotions.

Budget Workshop Saturday, February 23, 2013  9:30 AM – 11:30

A free workshop is being offered to help those who have attended or are attending Dave Ramsey FPU, Crown Financial Bible Study, or any personal finance course. Basically this is a workshop to help people who have made significant effort to budget but are struggling, who need to get back on track, or who just need someone to help them. Class will provide instruction and a one-on-one meeting with a budget coach for individual help designing a budget. Pre-registration is required. Bring to class the following: paper, pencil (laptop if you have one), calculator, and completed Spending Plan from http://vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/financial-ministry/resources/.

Space is limited, so please pre-register for any of the above classes online at http://www.vineyardcommunitycenter.org/.

Preparing for Attending Dave Ramsey FPU Class

If you have signed up for a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class starting this Fall, congratulations. Your life will change for the better very soon. I am excited for you.  This is just a short blog post, to get you ready. Be sure to arrive on time, since class starts promptly. Plan to come early to drop children off at childcare (if offered), or obtain your Membership Kit, if you are buying it or have pre-purchased it from from the class coordinator. In addition, be sure to bring your Member Workbook from your kit and a pencil each week, as well as any homework assignments. Doing this as well as coming with a positive attitude will prepare you to get the most out of each lesson.

For a class that I am coordinating that starts Thursday September 13th, I have prepared a short Power Point Presentation. If you were unable to come to the orientation/preview September 6th, you might want to review it. Click the link to view this saved at Slidshare.

For information about the class, as well as details about our class and to find others in your area, see my prior post.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Class is Awesome

Best selling author, nationally syndicated radio financial expert, motivational speaker, and creator of Financial Peace University financial education class Dave Ramsey is an amazing guy with a great institution. Operating under the Lampo group in the Nashville Tennessee area, Dave has grown his company over the last 20 years employing hundreds of people serving millions of people through books and classes taught in business, churches, community centers, military, schools and prisons worldwide.

We have coordinated about 8 classes over the last 3 years, to almost 700 people, at Vineyard Columbus. Dave’s system of financial education really works, and works well at helping people manage money, become debt free, relate with spouses better about money, and build wealth for emergencies, college education and retirement. Someone asked me once if I agree with everything Dave says, my answer to that is I don’t agree with everything I say- but I do believe in about 95% of what he teaches, because I have studied his concepts and they work.

Why does Dave’s system work so well? It works great because he has researched, refined and improved his program to find out the best way to be financially healthy. His system is proven, and I have seen it work with the classes we have led.  Each class that we have led reported that it helped most people. In addition we have seen about $1.5 – $2 million dollars of debt reduction of class attendees.

Dave has recently updated his course and will be rolled out in August, and we lead it again starting September 13th every Thursday for 9 weeks. For those that want to check it out before signing up for it, can attend a preview September 6th at 7pm. The same night we are going to do an orientation, so that attendees can derive the most out of the class. To find out more about this upcoming class go to the link at Vineyard Community Center.

The new class was shortened from 13 weeks to 9 weeks, making it easier for people to commit to. In addition, a few classes have been combined (the two on investments), and the class on dealing with debt collections will only be available online to members, and the class on careers has been eliminated. Lastly, the lessons taught on DVD are all now 60 minutes, some of the prior classes were much longer.

The format for the class is to watch a professional, informative, educational teaching by Dave Ramsey on DVD, jam-packed full of information. Small groups are assembled following the DVD to discuss the lesson and provide accountability for those that want it. Dave not only teaches information well, but talks from the heart from his own deep failures and successes. He motivates, gives sample cases so that you can identify with, and is generally funny and entertaining to listen to, what I call ‘Edutainment.’

The new class also has more Bible in it, something that us class coordinators have been wanting for some time. Financial health isn’t just making practical changes, but at its basis requires spiritual and emotional change- this is a welcome update to the course.

If you or someone you know would like to be more financially smart, and improve their financial future, they should attend a class near them, and hundreds of classes with the new materials are scheduled to start nationwide in August and September. To find a class near you go to www.daveramsey.com.

Upcoming Financial Classes

The following are classes that we have scheduled for the coming year at Vineyard Columbus:

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University- Thursdays, February 2 – April 26, 2012

Dave Ramsey’s FinancialPeaceUniversitycomprehensive 13 class series on managing your personal finances – more information is available online and at the 30 minute free previews Sunday, 12/18/2011 and 1/15/2012 at 10:45.  You can attend the first class free, and if you like it, you can pay then.  Class runs for 13 weeks, from 7 to 8:45 pm. Cost is $100 per person or couple (covers our cost of the material) childcare is available for $36/child or $60/ for 2 – 3, ages 3 – 9.

Paz Financiera (Spanish Financial Peace Univeristy), Lunes 5 marz-9 ab

Andrés Gutiérrez presenta un curso completo de 6 semanas para el manejo de sus finanzas personales. Le recomendamos que se registre con anticipación ya que tenemos espacio limitado. Hay un costo de $43 por persona ó pareja (incluye el costo de materiales). Para registrarse por internet visite la página www.vineyardcommunitycenter.org, bajo la sección de “Activities-Educational”. Para más información , contacte a Ana Torres ana_i_torres@yahoo.com.

 Make Cent$ with Coupon$, 1/10, 2/14 and 3/13

In these 3 classes, you will learn how to save hundreds of dollars each month on your grocery bill.  During this class you will learn couponing basics and some savvy coupon secrets that will make you become a pro at saving money.  You will learn where to get your coupons and how to organize and use them.  Some of the insights you will glean is how to match coupons to sales ads, finding unique bargains specific to stores you shop, rebates and promotions.  Other non-couponing shopping tips will also be covered.  Cost is $20 for all three classes (1/10, 2/14 and 3/13) which includes the cost of a coupon organizer and other materials you will be given.

Budget Workshop Saturday, February 18, 2012  9:30 AM – 11:30

Free workshop is being offered to help those who have or are attending Dave Ramsey FPU, Crown Financial Bible Study or any personal finance course- basically this is a workshop to help people that have made significant effort to budget but are struggling, need to get back on track, or just need someone to help them. Class will provide instruction and a one-on-one meeting with a budget coach for individual help designing a budget. Pre-registration required. Bring to class the following: paper, pencil (laptop if you have one) calculator, and completed Spending Plan from http://vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/financial-ministry/resources/

Space is limited, please pre-register for any of the above classes online http://www.vineyardcommunitycenter.org/

Dave Ramsey’s “Generations” Class for Middle School and Senior High Students, Wednesday evenings January 4, 11, 18 & 25

Talk to Alen Auguste or Brett Evans

To be announced: 7 week small group financial Bible Study- stay tunned