Regular listeners/readers of My Two Cents know that I am helping facilitate Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University at Community Church in Oshkosh this winter. Tonight (Monday), the topic will be getting out of debt--and staying out of debt. The church is inviting FPU members to bring friends to this meeting--and I am extending the same invitation to my listeners/readers.
Tonight, you will learn about how debt affects your life--by keeping you from achieving all of your goals, by causing you to live in fear and by preventing you from making maximum use of the revenue that you will generate throughout your life.
You will also learn about Dave's proven methods for paying off debt. It won't be a get out of debt quickly presentation. You won't learn how to get a new social security number, how to bankrupt all your debt or how to get some kind of government help to bail you out. You won't be sold a debt consolidation loan or a software that "magically" helps you pay off your debts sooner than making the minimum payments.
You will learn how to take responsibility for the promises you made--and how to pay off each and every last cent that you owe. My wife and I have done it. Some of our friends and co-workers have done it--and you can do it too.
In addition, you will likely see some people take the steps necessary to avoid going back into debt. I have a feeling that more than a few credit cards will meet their overdue demises tonight--perhaps in some very creative ways.
So again, I invite you to join us for Financial Peace University at Community Church on Ryf Road in Oshkosh tonight for a discussion on getting--and staying--out of debt. It's free and you don't even have to talk to anyone. The presentation starts at 6:00 sharp and runs about two hours. Afterwards, there will be a social event with treats (my wife made brownies!!) in their cafe. You can also talk with the folks at the church about possibly joining their next session of FPU.
Now if I could just get our Congressional delegation and the entire State Legislature to show up.......