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More Than 450,000 Families have Gained Hope for Their Financial Future Using FPU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Financial Peace University, the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, is now offered as an online course. FPU has helped thousands of families across the country save money and positively shape their financial future. FPU Online teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and online accountability groups. The online class is the only fully interactive eLearning course available on personal finance.

FPU Online offers more than 13 hours of streaming video online for those who want to take the class on their own schedule. The program provides powerful online budgeting software, downloadable budget forms and mp3s of all 13 lessons. Participants can also use the online community support groups, discussion forums and daily live chats as motivation to complete their Total Money Makeover.

FPU Online is available at www.daveramsey.com by clicking on Financial Peace University. The FPU Online videos are available for 16-weeks after the date of registration and participants can view each video up to three times to reinforce what they are learning.

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. "We've actually relieved ourselves of over $50,000 worth of debt in two years just from using these principles," said Russ Lee, former FPU participant.

FPU and FPU Online are made up of 13 life-changing lessons taught by Ramsey in a fun and entertaining way. "I like to put the cookies on the shelf where everyone can reach them," says Ramsey. Topics covered include:
How and why to save money Now!
Creating a realistic, effective household budget
The impact of money on your relationships
Finding incredible bargains
Dumping your debt FOREVER
Understanding investments
The role of insurance in your financial plan
Planning for retirement and college
The power of consumer marketing
Buying and selling homes effectively
Finding a career perfectly suited to you
Collections practices and credit bureaus
The power of giving in your life

Beginning in 1994, Dave Ramsey taught FPU classes in Nashville until the classes became available on video in 1997. Today, thousands of classes are held in churches, corporations, community organizations and on military bases around the country. And now, FPU Online can reach people all over the world who cannot attend the classes.

"By offering the program online, we have been able to reach people across the United States and beyond, where the traditional classroom style program is not offered," said Louis Falzetti, executive vice president of Financial Peace University. "FPU Online came out of the gate strong, exceeding the first month's projections by 150 percent. We anticipate nearly 10,000 members will begin the program in the first 12 months."

About Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, an extremely popular national radio personality and best-selling author based in Brentwood, Tennessee. In his latest book, The Total Money Makeover, 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.
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