What Facilitating Financial Peace University is Teaching Me

by Kevin on September 10, 2009

We had our third class (of thirteen) of Financial Peace University last night at church. I am facilitating a small group.

It’s funny how teaching/facilitating a class teaches you something at the same time the group is learning.

Just some quick thoughts:

There are a lot of hurting people out there. Whether it be through divorce, poor decisions, or job loss there are a lot of people that are in financial pain right now. I see the class having a positive impact on them and look forward to the next 10 weeks of progress.

Dave Ramsey is a funny guy. He talks too fast sometimes, but I think it is his overall excitement coming through. I still think there are parts of his system that should be tweaked, but I like the guy definitely.

Being married is awesome. I’ve said that before. Being married is awesome. Plus being married makes you part of a team… and when you are on the same financial page you can really get this thing rolling in the right direction.

Any plan is better than no plan. Simply sitting down and putting on paper exactly where you sit in terms of debt is much better than putting everything into a drawer and ignoring it. Facing the pain is difficult, but you have to start somewhere.

I’ll keep you all up to date as we progress through the process.

{ 5 comments }

Bucksome September 10, 2009 at 8:25 pm

I’m glad you’re finding the course valuable. It’ll be interesting to hear your thoughts as the course progresses.

I got a lot out of the classes, but discuss three ways I disagree with Dave Ramsey in tomorrow’s post.

Jesse September 10, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Being married is awesome! its nice to have someone to make a plan with.

Kevin September 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Amen! Being on the same page is just… awesome.

Jesse September 11, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Let me elaborate 😉 It really is great to have a constant companion to bounce ideas off of. Someone that by nature of the relationship will support your decisions but give you honest feedback. Thats priceless.

Pat September 15, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Do you think that since teaching the course, you understand better Dave Ramsey’s motives/methods than perhaps you may have thought beforehand such as the debt snowball for instance?

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