Debt is normal. Let's be weird.
Let's untangle our finances this January
We've all done stupid with money.
For many of us, our financial future is uncertain. In America, 78% of people live paycheck to paycheck. Seven out of 10 couples do not budget consistently. About 66% of families would struggle to pay for a $1,000 emergency.
We all need a plan for our money.
But where do we start?
Financial Peace University helps us take control of our finances. It focuses on getting out of debt, saving for retirement, and wise management of money. Millions have participated in this course and have paid off overwhelming amounts of debt.
Gateway is excited to participate in FPU as a church and community!
All About FPU
What is FPU?
FPU stands for Financial Peace University. It is a nine-week class that helps you take control of your finances. It focuses on getting out of debt, saving for retirement, and wise management of money. Classes include video-based lessons taught by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan, and times for group discussion.
Who should take FPU?
Financial Peace University is geared towards everyone who would like to manage their finances fruitfully and easily. The class is for both individuals and couples, who want to confidently handle money well right now and plan for their financial future.
What does my membership include?
So glad you asked. For starters, you'll get access to financialpeace.com. That's where you'll find all nine video lessons taught by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan. We'll also help you find a local group if you want to attend in person.
Your membership also includes:
— A workbook that goes along with the lessons
— The opportunity to ask our trained financial coaches your questions
— The Legacy Journey, Dave's six-lesson course on building wealth
— Smart Money Smart Kids, Rachel and Dave's course on teaching your kids about money
— An online community made up of like-minded folds who are working to get out of debt, save and invest for the future
— Exclusive Ramsey event livestreams
— Access to EveryDollar Plus, the budgeting tool we created with you in mind
— Plus, other amazing tools for tracking your progress
How long is this course?
The course consists of 9 weeks of content. Classes begin the week of 1/13/2020 and will end the week of 3/9/2020, pending weather cancelations.
What does each of the nine lessons cover?
The following lessons will help you win with money:
- Starter Emergency Fund + Budgeting
- Pay Off All Debt
- Save a Fully Funded Emergency Fund
- Invest for the Future and Build Wealth
- Buyer Beware
- The Role of Insurance
- Retirement Planning
- Real Estate and Mortgages
- Outrageous Generosity
How much does it cost to attend FPU?
The cost to register and attend FPU is $99 per couple. We are going to be offering an early bird discount of $89 for those who register before December 8, 2019.
I have already paid for FPU in the past, do I have to pay again?
No, your membership is still valid. However, the latest material is slightly different than what you have taken in the past. If you want to get the new book that goes along with the materials the cost is $20. That includes one year of online access to the FPU website and one year of premium membership to EveryDollar.com.
When are the classes being offered?
Classes will be held in two different formats. You can attend one large-group class at Gateway Community Church on the following days below. The other format is to attend within your regular small group meeting. Check with your small group leader for details.
Mondays: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 7-8:30 p.m
Thursdays: 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10-11:30 a.m.
Will childcare be offered?
Yes, we are offering childcare for all classes at the Gateway campus for a suggested donation of $5 per family per session.
Are scholarships offered?
Yes, Gateway is offering scholarships for those who cannot afford the full cost of the FPU membership.
Let's win at money!
Early bird registration runs through December 8! We can't wait for you to join us!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.