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July 15, 2009




NASHVILLE, Tenn. Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-lesson program taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD, has helped more than 750,000 families positively change their financial future. This life-changing program has now been revised and updated to specifically address the financial issues servicemembers face. An FPU Military Edition membership includes an updated workbook with tips and questions specific to the military, access to an online Military Member Resource Center, and an MP3 player preloaded with all 13 FPU lessons, Dave's Personal Testimony, and a military theme hour from The Dave Ramsey Show.

This life-changing program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. Since 2002, FPU has helped more than 20,000 military families strategically and effectively remove debt and build wealth. "Financial readiness and mission readiness are directly related," says Scott Morris, Major, US Military. "If a soldier is distracted by financial problems, he is not effective."

As they go through the program, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 91 days after beginning FPU and is completely out of debt, except for the mortgage, in 18 to 24 months.

FPU is also available for churches, companies, Spanish speaking organizations and community groups. Dave Ramsey began teaching FPU classes in 1994 every night around Nashville, Tennessee. In 1997, FPU was made available on video across the country with thousands of classes around the nation today.

The program is made up of 13 life-changing lessons taught by Dave in a fun and entertaining way. "I like to put the cookies on the shelf where everyone can reach them," says Ramsey. 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
  • Understanding insurance
  • Retirement and college planning
  • Buyer beware
  • Real estate mortgages
  • Careers and extra jobs

Each class participant needs a kit. 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. The kit also includes an FPU Military specific workbook, an FPU envelope system, budgeting forms, debit card holders, and an MP3 preloaded with FPU audio library.

"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."

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, Financial Peace and More Than Enough. Ramsey knows first-hand what financial peace means in his own life living a true rags-to-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. Through his proven plan, Ramsey helps people eliminate debt and credit cards, learn to budget, avoid bankruptcy, build wealth and find financial peace. "The Dave Ramsey Show" is syndicated to more than 425 radio stations nationwide with more than 4.5 million weekly listeners.

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For information contact:
Meg Alcorn
Public Relations Coordinator
The Dave Ramsey Show / The Lampo Group, Inc.
Phone: 615-371-8881 ext. 5548