December 3, 2012
As you guys are well aware, I am a frugal gal. I do everything I can to stretch our budget and save for my family.
I use coupons and shop sales to help meet my annual grocery budget of $2000/year (for a family of 4 and 2 dogs!). I use different coupons and savings (like Restaurant.com) to help with our entertainment budget. And, we are actually trying to save for a new house. So, saving money is a really priority for us right now. Not to mention we are also preparing for retirement, college for the boys, and at the end of the day it would be nice to have something in savings
We all need a plan for our money. Just like you need a plan for your day – things need to be organize and in their place. I recently had the opportunity to go through the 9 week Financial Peace University (FPU) course. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan, the plan that helps you organize!
Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! And who couldn’t use that?
FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. I know that may sound like alot of time to some of you, but it’s really not. If you take into consideration how much you could potentially save, it is WELL worth the effort. The class used to be 13 weeks, and they have shortened it to 9 weeks.
Through FPU, Dave Ramsey has helped more than 1.5 million families and individuals transform their financial lives through his easy to understand principles. Just recently Dave launched a new version of FPU. While the name and principles are the same, the experience is completely different. The lessons are more beneficial than ever, the class materials are easier to use and guest speakers are included to provide additional insight. I really liked the guest Speaker aspect – it gave you a different opinion – someone else’s point of view. This course really does it best to keep you engaged and have you learn as much as possible.
They have classes all over the country— you can find a class in your area and register online!
The folks over at FPU know that you all Heart Saving Money, so they have offered you guys a giveaway. One lucky I Heart Saving Money reader will win a 9 week Financial Peace University (FPU) kit. This would be a great way to start 2013 on the right track!
Entry is simple…you just need to complete the task below! You can gain a bonus entry as well (just make sure that you leave one entry for each one — up to a total of 2 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. I will choose the winner on 12/10 at 11 pm.
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Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the folks at FPU/Dave Ramsey. All comments and opinions are my own!