**GIVEAWAY!** Financial Peace University- CLOSED

When we first figured out that we were scores of thousands of dollars poorer than the homeless man down the street, we had some generous friends who loaned us a CD set that would change the course of our financial lives. This was the set of lectures that comes with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course.

Dave Ramsey has a great way of explaining the process of getting out of debt, making it simple, and motivating you to just do it already. His compassionate yet hard hitting, and smart yet funny lectures were just the tools we needed to get on the right track. After listening to them, we went from a trajectory of going $20,000 further into debt every year, to actually paying off about $20,000 a year (a $40,000 position change the first year) just by having a plan, being careful, and having our stewardship blessed abundantly by God. Thousands of other Ramsey fans have experienced the same.

We have long said that as soon as we were out of debt, we would love to help someone else as our friends helped us. So Dave (my husband) and I are hosting a giveaway to my blog readers of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Online PLUS the 13-CD set (a $138.95 value.)* Scroll all the way down for the product description.

Whether you are way over your head in debt like we were, or you are a high school or college student who never wants to get there, or a couple starting out your marriage, or even if you have no debt at all and you know exactly how to handle your money, but you just know someone who could benefit from this, you are eligible to enter.

To be entered in the giveaway:
Simply leave a comment on this post telling us how you think Financial Peace University Online and the 13 CD set will help you or someone you know. Be sure to enter your correct email address in the comment box so we can contact you if you are the winner.

That’s it!

Entries must be received by September 30, 2011 and the winner will be announced on Sunday, October 2.

Please, help me spread the word on this giveaway by sharing it on social networking sites or emailing your friends about it. If this gets a lot of entries, I might do another giveaway soon.

*The Lampo Group and Dave Ramsey have nothing to do with this giveaway and we haven’t received any compensation from them. Dave (my husband) and I purchased this product ourselves and we simply want to share it with someone who needs it.

Here is a roundup of my blog posts on our getting out of debt journey:

Stupid with Zeroes

Turn the Debt Around (Love to See that Budget)

Waiting to Ex-Sale

Budgeting: Starting Out

From Debting out of Get to Getting out of Debt

The post you’ve been waiting for

Here is the product description of the Financial Peace University Online and the 13-CD lecture series we are giving away (taken from the Dave Ramsey store website):

Take Dave’s Entire Class Online

Get on a Budget

  • how to live on less than you make
  • pay your bills AND still have money left over
  • spend money without the guilt

Become Debt Free Forever

  • learn the best method for paying off debt
  • how to negotiate with creditors
  • the #1 key to getting out of debt

Learn How to Invest

  • how to diversify your investments
  • protect your investments from taxes… legally
  • learn what all those crazy acronyms really mean

And Do It All on Your Schedule

Your 16-Week Membership Includes:

  • All 13 lessons (15 hours) of Financial Peace University in high-quality video
  • Powerful online budgeting software.
  • Community forums and chats
  • Downloadable workbook, budgeting forms and MP3 audio

The CD Library Features 13 Lessons:

  • Super Savings
  • Relating With Money
  • Cash Flow Planning
  • Dumping Debt
  • Credit Sharks in Suits
  • Buyer Beware
  • Clause and Effect
  • That’s Not Good Enough!
  • Of Mice and Mutual Funds
  • From Fruition to Tuition
  • Working Your Strengths
  • Real Estate and Mortgages
  • The Great Misunderstanding
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21 Responses to **GIVEAWAY!** Financial Peace University- CLOSED

  1. Kcaarin says:

    We could really use this! Being a rather large family ourselves, getting out of debt has become more and more difficult. We would love to learn how to glorify God with the money we have. Thanks for offering this! πŸ™‚

  2. Christy says:

    Here’s my vote for Kacy! We did FPU and loved it. πŸ˜€

  3. Jolly says:

    We have one income which is rather seasonal and unpredictable. I’d love to know more about saving and budgeting and have heard such good things about it but never seemed to have the $ to participate! As it is we have (what we consider) to be a mountain of medical debt making all things financial more difficult.

  4. Mindi says:

    I’ve heard great things and would love to go through the course!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Being a college graduate with thousands of dollars in loans and more on credit cards, this would definitely be helpful in giving me some direction on dealing with money. I had to figure out everything on my own, from my first credit card to applying for loans, and it hasn’t been easy. I also have friends, a couple with one child and another on the way, and I know that they would benefit from something like this. Thanks Sarah!

  6. hollie says:

    We started our married life living on student loans. Although I’m pretty careful with our money now, it is hard to make any progress with this debt looming over our heads.This course might be just what we need.

  7. Sue Schieman says:

    My parents could sooo use this. They have been struggling with debt for years and I think they have just stopped talking about it. The whole move thing has helped a bit because they have fewer expenses but they are still in debt and need a way to get out of it permanently! And we could use it too, not having any debt but no savings either.

  8. Rosilin Wiegand says:

    How’s this for desperate, after 37 years of marriage and raising 6 children, my husband has decided to leave me to marry another woman from church because “God said he could”. Raising children and dealing with my husband’s 15 bout with alcoholism left me with no career skills so at age 55 I have no way to deal with a future that literally put me at or below poverty level due to an accumulated debt of nearly a 100 thousand. My husband was responsible for our finances all those years and there is nothing to show for living lean except a bunch of credit debt. That’s it in a nutshell. Thanks…rozzy_doz@hotmail.com

  9. Rosilin Wiegand says:

    How’s this for desperate, after 37 years of marriage and raising 6 children, my husband has decided to leave me for another woman from church because “God said he could”. With no opportunity to seek higher education partially due his 15 year bout with alcoholism, I have no means to secure a job that will effectively dig me out of the joint debt that we have accumulated. My husband has been the sole financial provider and has handle all of finances leaving us now at 50 years of age in more than 50 thousand in credit card debt. Our impending divorce will put me at or below the poverty level. Nice to know a lifetime of faithfulness and sacrifice is giving me such an awesome return.

  10. Jessica says:

    I would love to try out this set at our house and then pass it on to all the folks we know who could benefit from it as well!

  11. Kacy says:

    As you know, we are currently completely broke. At this point I feel completely jaded when it comes to finances–all that saving and on-time bill paying, still left us completely broke when my husband was unemployed for three months, then underemployed for another 6. But my optimistic side says that we will not be living off my in-laws forever. And when that day comes, I think the Dave Ramsey information will be a big help. Our student loans will not be on hold forever, and practical financial advise in this area is certainly welcome.

  12. My mother-in-law has a big heart and has been helping her son (my brother-in-law) and her sister due to their recent financial difficulties. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, but she doesn’t have money herself. This week, she asked help from us because she ran out of money because of her generous giving. We’d love to see her manage her money better and after having completing FPU ourselves, we understand the great value of this program!

    It is hard to watch her in these financial difficulties knowing the people she gives to are not spending their money wisely themselves!

    What a great, great help this would be to her if we win!

  13. Lisa says:

    We could certainly use this as we have $15,000+ in credit card debt that we need to be out from under. We are able to make our payments each month, but it is just the minimum. I think my husband and I could both use some direction as to spending our money more wisely. Thank you for the giveaway!

  14. Karen F. says:

    This would be great to have! We heard just one of the talks on real estate which was very helpful in selling our home. My husband and I recently talked about how we would like to go through the entire series together and iron out the differences in our approach to finances.

  15. Katie says:

    We are looking and doing everything we can to get out of debt – second and third jobs, selling our house…. I have heard wonderful things about Dave Ramsey and would love to see if we could get out of debt – finally!

  16. Tatem says:

    I would love to learn the Dave Ramsey way of doing things before Josh and I get married and combine finances. He has a healthy dose of school debt and we have some expensive things coming up soon… wedding, honeymoon, place to live, etc. We are both already pretty much broke at the end of the paycheck every month. Both of us come from families where there has always been some sort of financial-related debate going on, and both families have struggled with debt and bad budgeting over the years. We would like help on plans for paying off Josh’s school debt, advice on budgeting for pricey necessities, and how to stay out of debt in a low-paid, one income household (because I fully intend to be a stay-at-home mom); and just generally avoiding the mistakes of our parents. πŸ™‚ I would do this course with my mom, who, like Rosilin, will be pretty much poverty-level after HER divorce goes through….

  17. Amanda says:

    I’ve been reading personal finance blogs since 2006. I’ve been tracking my money since 2007. But I still got in over my head with a car and a house. I now have renters for my house, and my car will be paid off next year. My cost of living is less than ever and I have stopped using credit cards (for four months now!). But I’m floundering. Something always seems to happen (vet bill, car tag, insurance) that takes away from any extra money I would have to pay down the cards faster. I’m ready to throw myself into anything that would work, and from what I’ve heard Dave Ramsey is it.

    That’s my spiel. Maybe I will win?

  18. Meghann says:

    I’d like to toss in my hat. I will spare you the gruesome details, but after it whips us into financial shape, it will be a further blessing to the hordes of family that would likewise benefit. πŸ™‚

  19. Paula says:

    Okay, it’s a little humbling to enter since I like to think that we’re not that bad off (and we’re not). But we are definitely in a non-sustainable situation and will need to change something soon, before we run out of savings. We follow a few Ramsey principles that we’re picked up from other people, but I’d never gone straight to the source and I would like that chance.

  20. Stasi says:

    We were missionaries overseas and with an unplanned trip home (visa problems), a postponed return for personal reasons (no income while we were home), a BIL’s wedding that needed help, and drop off in support we came home dead broke and then lived a kind of homeless/vagabond life while my husband did odd jobs for family, lots of driving and living on the road and in other’s homes kept us at hand to mouth. We’re settled (at my in-laws) but i’m still unemployed and my husband is making little more than minimum wage. Our credit card balances have been rising despite our best efforts, and our car will not pass inspection next year. We need a kick in the pants and some support.

  21. I was first introduced to FPU last summer – my brother and sister-in-law were just completing the course. The way they used the knowledge imparted by FPU to get out of debt and press on for a debt-free seminary course for my brother is just incredibly inspiring, and I’d love to have this knowledge under my belt before I even have to worry about debt, or to be able bestow it on someone else.

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