Seeking and finding financial peace

By: Daniel Welch

Are you tired of running out of money before you run out of month? Are money problems a source of family conflict? What would you do with $1 million and no debts? How outrageously generous could you be without debt consuming so much of your income?   

St. John’s brings Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) back to our community, after we launched the program last winter. Dave Ramsey hosts the nation's #3 rated radio talk show. The focus of the radio show – and FPU – is personal finance with a twist -- "God's and grandma's ways of handling money." Dave Ramsey claims that the average 90-day results for FPU graduates are $2,700 saved and $5,300 in debt paid off for the average family.

Financial Peace University is a 9-week program. Classes will be held at St. John’s every Monday, beginning on October 9 and ending on December 4. The class is 90 minutes featuring a 60-minute video and 30 minutes of individual assignments and discussion. Classes begin at 6:30 pm and end at 8:00 pm.  We plan to offer childcare for families with younger children, if there is sufficient interest.


The cost of an FPU membership is $93, plus shipping.  St. John’s has pre-purchased FPU memberships that are available, for $93 (no shipping fees), to the first 20 St. John’s member families that register. Interested families can contact our FPU Coordinator, Dan Welch, at (916) 204-7133 or for more information about FPU registration.