This week, we’re excited to announce that I (Eric Walters) will be teaching Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) starting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. This 10-session course, offered in a hybrid format, will be available virtually or in-person. It covers the essentials of FPU (nine sessions) with a bonus tenth session focused specifically on unpacking and understanding the Core Values Index™ (CVI™) so each partner knows how they’re wired in relation to money.
In 10 weeks, I’ll teach you how to align with your partner, chart a path out of debt, and build a financial future to be proud of.
Why Take the Course?
After the spending spree of Christmastime, this course offers the perfect opportunity to recalibrate and make sure you and your partner are in financial alignment with one another.
Let’s be honest, finances can often be frustrating for one partner and not so much for the other. Taking this course together is a wonderful gift to the loved one in your life who might be more triggered about finances not being in place. Together, you can agree on common goals, set a budget, and make a roadmap for your family’s long-term financial health.
If you’d like to dump debt and build wealth, Financial Peace University is the perfect place to start.
Who Should Take the Course?
Each of us is wired differently. And as we’ve learned with the CVI™, our own core values, gifts, and conflict styles can make talking about money with our partner very challenging.
Some people — I’m looking at you, Builders — have more confidence that they will always be able to make more money, that it will be there. A high Merchant, who feels a deep need to make connections, very well may use financial matters to help make those connections; they will feel frustrated and not alive if they’re out of alignment, financially, with their partner. An Innovator will want to create revenue and make sure all the bills are paid, but they can get caught in their head and feel stuck. A high Banker’s number-one priority is to avoid financial disaster (not being able to pay bills, going further into debt, etc.).
Remember, you may have a nice house and nice cars, but unless you’ve paid for them in cash, you’re not debt-free. Factor in credit card payments, student loans, medical bills, etc., and most couples have a heap of financial burdens to manage. One partner (if not both of you) is probably constantly watching your finances and feeling seriously stressed.
For me and Sabrina, it’s important that we have money to help others. When we do have money, I love to do extra things to help other people more and love on them financially; that’s a core part of who I am and how I’m wired, as an Innovator. But I have to have that buffer. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fun person to be around when that financial cushion is not there.
Financial Peace University is designed for couples at all stages of life. Whether you’re partnered, engaged, married, or single, FPU can help you chart a path to a healthier, more fulfilling financial life.
What’s Covered in the Course?
Financial Peace University will help you examine your spending habits, identify your financial priorities, and budget accordingly. The goal of this course is to get you and your partner aligned financially so you can chart a path to financial freedom. You can get out of debt, save for things like college tuition and retirement, invest in your future, create breathing room to take care of your family and others, and put an end to the stress of living paycheck to paycheck.
Ideally, I’ll work with six to seven couples (you can bring along a spouse or another family member!). It’s best if both individuals can attend in order to maximize your financial growth and make the most of this learning opportunity. We’ll cover the CVI™, as mentioned, and some of the classes will involve watching some of Dave Ramsey’s content. You’ll also connect with others just like you who can hold you accountable, encourage you, and celebrate your progress!
And don’t worry — you can share with the group if you want to, but you don’t have to go into detail. Participants do share how they are making progress on certain areas, and we will tally the total debt of the class and chart our progress in lowering that over the course of 10 weeks. Normally, participants share more with the FPU leader to get direction, but we absolutely honor your privacy.
If this is the first time you’ve heard about Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, you can get more details here.
We’ll meet every Tuesday evening from January 17, 2023 to March 21, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. PST to 8:30 p.m. PST at our main office in Hillsboro. Not sure if you or your partner can make it in person for every session? Not to worry. The course is offered virtually, and we’ll be recording each session, so you can review it at a later date if a conflict comes up.
The class is limited to about 12 participants, so don’t wait! Registration, including course materials, is $79 per couple. Your purchase includes one year of access to Financial Peace University and three months of EveryDollar premium.
Reserve your place at Financial Peace University now. Register today!