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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dave Ramseys new teen series, No Matter What, is an all-inclusive program for teaching money management. Perfect for Sunday School classes, youth groups or after school programs, the series includes video lessons and workbook pages that challenge teens to decide that no matter what they will not get into debt and will avoid the other financial difficulties that adults face.

People in their early twenties are one of the fastest growing demographics filing for bankruptcy, said Matt Woodburn, vice president of Dave Ramseys organization. Student loans, the proliferation of credit cards on college campuses, and a lack of understanding of how to manage their money have driven this statistic. Through No Matter What, we can teach teens how to handle their money now and can change this statistic for the next generation.

According to Opinion Research Corp., 95 percent of pre-teens and 91 percent of teens get money from their parents or relatives to spend as they please but only 20 percent of these teens say they save the money as they receive it. With more than 47 percent of children having a television in their room (The Annenberg Public Policy Center), children are being targeted by advertising more than in the past.

Included in the seven part series are lessons such as:

  • Buyer Beware This session gives teens the opportunity to see what theyll face when they go to make a big purchase, and equips them to make smart choices.
  • The Great Misunderstanding Loaded with scripture references, this lesson gives students Gods perspective on money including the importance of tithing and giving.
  • No Matter What This is where the rubber meets the road for teens. They are challenged in this session to write down a list of No Matter Whats that they can keep with them as reminders of the things they learned in the course. For example: No matter what, I will never go into debt.

Materials for No Matter What include a video series, the group leaders manual and the student workbook. For more information about the product please visit www.daveramsey.com or contactNo Matter Whatat 888-227-3223 or nomatterwhat@daveramsey.com.

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 to his enormously successful New York Times best-sellers Financial Peace and More Than Enough, Ramsey exemplifies his lifes 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 is also author of an entertaining four book series The Super Red Racer, Careless at the Carnival, The Big Birthday Surprise, and My Fantastic Fieldtrip through which children learn about working, saving, giving and spending.

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.

Ramsey offers life-changing financial advice as host of a nationally syndicated radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show, which is heard by more than 2 million listeners each week, on more than 200 radio stations throughout the United States. Ramsey is also the creator of Financial Peace University (FPU), a thirteen-week program that helps people dump their debt, get control of their money, and learn new behaviors around money that are founded on commitment and accountability. A frequent speaker around the country at large-scale live events, Ramsey is a passionate and inspiring presenter. More than 300,000 people have attended Ramseys LIVE events.

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