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The Class I Almost Didn't Take

Denise Robinson shares why she chose to take Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.  Click here to register for the next class starting September 10.

I graduated from Texas A&M University (Whoop) with a degree in Accounting. I worked in the accounting field for 6 years when I said goodbye to accounting and hello to ministry. For years, I have heard people talk about how Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University made a huge difference in their family finances. Several times, I was invited to participate in the class. I always declined because, after all, I have a degree in accounting and they couldn't teach me anything I didn't already know. (Now, remember, I was an accountant for ONLY 6 years!) And, our family finances were just fine. I'm quite frugal (cheap is the word my family prefers), and I was simply convinced that this class was a waste of my time.

Boy, was I wrong.  In 2015, I was challenged by a church member to take the class so that I could do a better job of sharing it with others. I rarely turn down a challenge. I took the class and it was worth every minute of my time. There were many practices that I was already following: we didn't have much debt, we used a budget, and we were good at saving. It was great to have these practices reinforced. I learned (yes, I did learn things) about insurance and retirement planning. Mostly, this class prompted me to have healthy conversations about money with my husband, Chris. We had never avoided the subject but hadn't spent a whole lot of time and energy talking about it. I can honestly say that I wish I had taken this class in the early years of our marriage.

I whole-heartedly recommend this class to everyone regardless of whether you know nothing about finances or have a degree in finance. It is the best money you will ever spend. And…if the cost of the class is the only thing that is preventing you from taking it, we have scholarships available. The next class begins on September 10. Take the challenge!

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