This is another post that is a few week’s in the making – I’ve had a lot of thoughts to gather around this topic but I’m ready to spill the beans and share why I enrolled in 9 weeks of Financial Peace University. First things first, what is Financial Peace University (FPU for short)? In the simplest of terms it is a 9 week crash course in money management. It starts with tackling your debt (if you have any) savings habits and outstanding bills/loans and then teaches you how to invest correctly, plan for retirement, buy a house and lives generously. FPU is taught by Dave Ramsey and his team and is pretty famous for helping people pay of thousands of dollars in debt!
So why? Why did I enroll? Why now?
To be honest, I’m terrible with money! There, I said it! (Sorry mom & dad but it’s the truth.) Ever since I was little I’ve never had the self control to save or to wait when there was something I wanted. I’ve always been far too impulsive when it comes to shopping and like Veronica in Willy Wonka- “I want it now!” This has taken me down a rabbit hole over time, and I have just found myself wanting to get myself on financially stable ground over the past few years. I tried to do it on my own, but haven’t made nearly as much progress as I would like. I’d heard so many amazing things about the FPU program, but kept finding an excuse not to do it. I mean, I’m from the South- we don’t really talk about money so the idea of taking a 9 week course on it was totally out of my comfort zone! But at the start of 2019 my church offered the course for $35 (regularly I think it’s $75) and I just felt like the Lord was really calling me to get this part of my life in step with him. So I signed up- and here I am 8 weeks later! (I graduate from the program this coming weekend).
Truthfully, the program has been the kick in the pants I needed to get my financial life in order, and I’m so motivated to be on top of my game! After I graduate I’m going to be sharing some of the top tips/lessons I’ve learned and how I’m moving forward.
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