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Financial Peace University

  • 1156 Oakdale Avenue Dayton, OH, 45420 United States (map)

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 family dinner; 6:30-8 PM classwork

Location: our house 1156 Oakdale Ave, Dayton 45420

Dates: Class preview August 27 (NO COST OR COMMITMENT!)

Class dates Sept 10-Nov 19. NO CLASS OCT. 22.

This timing will allow families to get control of their finances and be prepared to enter the holiday season with their finances IN ORDER! We will include a plan to PAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH CASH!!

We will NOT provide childcare. However, families with middle and high schoolers are ENCOURAGED to include their children in the course. Families with self-contained upper grade school children may bring their children to work quietly on homework in a separate room. Please find alternate care for children under 8!

Family dinner: Each week, we will prepare a budget-friendly base meal, and each family who wishes to partake will be asked to provide some portion of the meal. We will eat together, modeling family dinner protocols such as prayer, passing the dishes, clearing the table, helping with dishes, etc. Family dinner will allow us to bond and will encourage eating at home more often in order to save money.

Coursework: We will study the Seven Baby Steps to Financial Peace, as outlined in Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace University, and Ramsey's other publications and podcasts. Class members will be encouraged (but not required) to purchase either the Total Money Makeover book, or the Financial Peace University kit, if they so desire. The TMMO book can be purchased used at local used bookstores as well as on Amazon, for $10 or less. Buying a NEW FPU kit will cost $109, and it includes 6 months access to FPU Central materials, including videos and the Every Dollar app. Anyone who has already taken FPU can get a 6-month renewal code for about $50, allowing them to have access to FPU Central.

Note: Because FPU has stopped giving "lifetime" access to graduates, we're going to offer this information as a "book study" of The Total Money Makeover, with the official FPU kit being an optional part of the coursework. I want the ideas of financial peace to be accessible to ALL.


We will have prayer PROMPTLY at 6 PM each Monday.

Bring your own drinks. We will have water and iced tea.

Please indicate in the event what you'll be bringing, and feel free to bring your own food if you have dietary restrictions.

Classwork will begin at 6:30 PM. If you can't make it to family dinner, please be sure to be here by 6:30 so you don't miss anything!




MENU FOR PREVIEW NIGHT -- Monday, Aug. 27:

Grilled cheese & tomato soup


We'll provide:

White bread

Cheddar & Swiss cheese slices

Tomato soup


Please bring to share:

Fruits or jams to add to grilled cheeses

Meats (ham, bacon, turkey, etc.) to add to grilled cheeses

Other types of cheeses

Other types of soups


Cookies or other handheld desserts

Earlier Event: August 25
Mosaic Student Ministry Kickoff
Later Event: September 2
New Hope Service Opportunity