FPU graduate

Tuesday night, we completed our Financial Peace University classes.  It was 13 weeks of meeting at our church with about 15-20 other families.  We would watch a video of Dave Ramsey teaching, then break into discussion groups.  It was a great experience.

For our last class, each individual or couple got up and told how they felt about the class.  The consensus was totally positive.  Marriages are stronger.  Communication is better.  Singles have a better sense of direction.  People have a feeling of HOPE that debt won’t last forever.  There is a greater overall sense of peace.

One thing Dave Ramsey encourages is to cut up those credit cards!  Several families in our class did so, and Chef froze them into ice and created a sculpture.

Dave says that “Gazelle Intensity” is what is needed to get free of your debt — just like a gazelle must flee from a pursuing cheetah, we must intensely flee from the snares of debt.

Goodbye, credit cards!

So long, GM card!

See ya, Kohl’s card!

Adios, Bank of America card!

Here’s our whole class: (If the whole picture doesn’t show up on your screen, click on it to see it larger.)

We’re saving for emergencies, leaving debt behind, investing, paying for things with cash, and moving forward to Financial Peace!

Thank you, Dave Ramsey!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy
    Nov 19, 2009 @ 10:08:15

    I LOVE Dame Ramsey and FPU! And I cannot believe your husband created that ice sculpture; it is absolutely gorgeous!!

  2. Rita
    Nov 19, 2009 @ 10:56:21

    That is such a GREAT endorsement for the class! Have you sent it to Dave Ramsey?
    When is the next class?

    • Karen, the Small Town Runner
      Nov 20, 2009 @ 12:37:40

      Tried to send it through Twitter and FB… who knows if he’ll actually see it, but maybe someone from his office will. Not sure when the next class is. Honestly, it’s a relief not to have that time commitment at the moment, though I would definitely lead / co-lead again. It’s completely life-changing.

  3. Talley Mac
    Nov 19, 2009 @ 22:17:43

    Good job Chef! And congrats!

  4. Jon Hoyt
    Nov 22, 2009 @ 12:56:17

    Just wanted to say thanks, you and chef planted a seed when you visited last. Then God watered that seed, and sent along some huge medical bills that caused it to grow 😉

    We haven’t done the workshop yet, but we’re planning on it. More importantly we’ve committed to a monthly budget, paying off our debt, and planning for the future of financial security for our family…

  5. John
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 11:20:39

    Hey, This is great. Keep up the good work. How do you make an ice Sculpture? It is such an inspiring story to see so many people fighting against the debt mongers. Blessings!

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