PUBLISHED: 6:14 PM on Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Financial Peace University classes heading to Juneau
Program will focus on budgeting, bargains and real estate, among other topics
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Financial Peace University (FPU), a 13-week program geared toward helping people get out of debt, will make it's way to Juneau this month.

FPU claims to have helped more than 650,000 families change their financial future by teaching consumers how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability.

"FPU classes are changing lives across the country every day," says Louis Falzetti, executive vice president of Financial Peace University. "There is something for everyone in this program whether you are barely making ends meet, just trying to plan for retirement, or seeking to build wealth. No matter what your financial situation, you will find FPU to be the best motivational tool available across the nation to help you attain financial peace."

Instructor Dave Ramsey will lead the classes in Juneau. He began teaching FPU classes in 1994 in Nashville, Tenn. In 1997, FPU was made available on video across the country and since has grown with thousands of classes around the nation.

FPU travels to churches, companies, military bases, financial literacy programs, Spanish speaking organizations and community groups.

The program will begin in Juneau on Sept. 21 at Juneau Christian Center. The classes will begin at 6 p.m.

The program consists of 13 lessons. After each lesson, the group meets to help each other plan budgets, discuss successes and temptations, and support each other in their journey to beat debt and build wealth. Topics covered include: saving for emergencies; budgeting; relationship and money issues; buying big bargains; getting out of debt; understanding investments; college planning; real estate mortgages; and careers and extra jobs.

The class requires each participant to purchase a kit, available online at or by calling 888-227-3223. Included in the cost of the kit is a lifetime family membership to FPU, allowing the participant to return to any class at anytime for a refresher course.

For more information or to register for the Juneau classes, contact Helen Troutt at 723-5228 or

About Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, an extremely popular national radio personality and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover. In his latest book, a follow-up of his enormously successful New York Times best-sellers Financial Peace and More Than Enough, Ramsey exemplifies his life's work of teaching others how to be financially responsible, so they can acquire enough wealth to take care of loved ones, live prosperously into old age, and give generously to others.

Ramsey knows first-hand what financial peace means in his own life - living a true riches to rags to riches story. By age twenty-six he had established a four-million-dollar real estate portfolio, only to lose it by age thirty. He has since rebuilt his financial life and now devotes himself full-time to helping ordinary people understand the forces behind their financial distress and how to set things right - financially, emotionally, and spiritually.