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Three churches to offer Financial Peace University courses

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

Three Maine churches will begin offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course next month. The classes will be held in Bangor, Cherryfield and Hampden.

The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success, according to press releases announcing the programs.

The course meets once a week in which Ramsey teaches a lesson shown on a DVD, followed by a group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

Financial Peace University classes will begin at the following times and places:

5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Bangor Baptist Church, 1476 Outer Broadway, Bangor. For information, call Stephen Rollins at 947-6576.

6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Church of the Open Bible, 559 Milbridge Road, Cherryfield. For information, call Cathy Fonda at 546-7001.

6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, Church of the Open Door, 270 Main Road North, Hampden. For information, call Karen Reynolds at 862-3010.

Since its inception in 1994, FPU has helped more than 1.5 million families positively change their financial futures, according to the press release. Through common-sense principles and small-group accountability, FPU gives people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially.

On average families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days, the press release said. After having taken the class, nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly.

For more information, visit www.daveramsey.com.

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