Thursday, September 03, 2009

Financial Peace University

I'm starting to read up on Dave Ramsey's financial plan entitled Financial Peace University? Once I got over the dumb name, I think that I like his ideas. He has a very simple approach to $, which is good because I'm so bad at managing it that I need something uncomplicated. Also, I appreciate his approach that financial mismanagement is more doing the wrong thing rather than not knowing enough.

Has anyone had experience with FPU? Thoughts?


Josh R said...

I have taken the class. It is good. It is well worth taking.

It isn't a magic pill though. You still gotta sacrifice if you want things to change. Unfortunately, we haven't implemented it yet.

If you follow the plan, you will reduce your financial stress, without a doubt. It ain't rocket science..

Doing Better Than I Deserve said...

I think it is a good deal. Maybe a little bit "one-size-fits-all", but if you can't modify his ideas a little bit to meet your own needs then his one-size is probably just about your size anyway.

Dave Ramsey is also hosting a seminar called "Total Money Makeover" on September 19th (otherwise famous as "International Talk Like a Pirate day" but that is another BLOG entry). Go to and there is a link called "Live Events" near the bottom-center of the opening screen. You can hopefully find a way to watch the simul-cast from there.

Brad Wright said...

Thanks Josh & DB... I think that we'll pursue it further, maybe with the live seminar.