We are excited that you are considering joining us for this life changing 9 week study on personal finance.
A few housekeeping notes: Please purchase your membership kit online when you register. Generally membership kits are not available the day of class unless arranged in advance through the Help Bank. If you already have your FPU class materials we would still like you to register online for room planning purposes, just check the "already have membership materials' box when you register.
Just want to check it out first? Please come, we think you will love it. The class materials for the first two weeks are available on the Resources page of this site. You can download and bring them to class if you want to check it out before purchasing a kit or if your kit has not arrived yet. Everyone welcome
If your current financial situation makes the cost of attending FPU a burden we want to connect with you. Click here to apply for discounted materials before registering.
Information / FAQ
Child Care Birmingham, Clarkston, & Shelby- Is available at no cost, no need to arrange in advance just come to the K Kids area. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class start to get the kids checked in.
Child Care Orion- Is available on a drop in basis with our CR co-op. We appreciate advance notice if you can let us know your coming. There is a nominal fee. To make arrangements or for more information please contact Ryan Morrill.
Child Care Troy (Monday Only) - Is available on a drop in basis with our CR co-op. We appreciate advance notice if you can let us know your coming. There is a nominal fee. To make arrangements or for more information please contact Kimberly Holmes.
Is there a cost to attend FPU - Kensington does not charge for FPU however, you will need a FPU membership kit to attend. Prices for the kit vary but are generally between $99 to $109 plus shipping. Membership kits are purchased directly from Dave Ramsey though the registration process. Kits are not available for purchase at the class. Please visit the More Info / Sign Up links above for more info.
Does each family member need to purchase a membership kit? - No. The membership covers the whole family living under the same roof and engaged couples.
I previously took FPU, do I need to purchase a new membership kit? - No. The membership is a lifetime membership. You can re-attend public classes at any church without purchasing a new membership kit. If you want online access during the new format class you will need to purchase an updated workbook available directly from Dave Ramsey by calling 888-227-3223.
What will you learn in Financial Peace University?
Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week class on money taught on video by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. You will learn the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more! We have a team of Dave Ramsey Certified counselors and FPU graduates that will facilitate the class and lead the small group discussion after the video.
Lesson 1 Super Saving Common Sense for Your Dollars and Cents Dave explains the seven Baby Steps that will guide you throughout Financial Peace University. You will also learn the three key reasons why you should save money—and why you must start now!
Lesson 2 Relating With Money Nerds and Free Spirits Unite! Learn why it's important for spouses to communicate and work together toward success. Also, singles will learn the importance of accountability, and parents will find out how to teach their kids about money.
Lesson 3 Cash Flow Planning The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting Learning how to take control of your money starts with a budget. Unlock the secret of developing a monthly spending plan that really works.
Lesson 4 Dumping Debt Breaking the Chains of Debt It's time to debunk some common debt myths! Dave reveals the truth about credit lies and gives you a plan to walk out of debt with confidence.
Lesson 5 Buyer Beware The Power of Marketing on Your Buying Decisions Dave draws on decades of experience to reveal the power and influence that marketing has on your everyday buying decisions.
Some have been considerably _How often do FPU classes meet? Classes are held once per week for 9 consecutive weeks.
How is each class structured? Each class session lasts approximately 1.5 hours. During the first hour, Dave Ramsey teaches on video. During the remaining time class members come together for small-group discussion. Group members support each other and hold each other accountable as they work together to transform their financial future.
What is the average size of the class? Each class size averages between 8–12 families (12–24 people). Sometimes even larger based on registrations
What happens if I miss one class? Can I make it up? As part of your lifetime membership to FPU, you will receive audio discs of all 9 lessons in your kit. If you miss a class, simply review the audio during the week and discuss a meaningful highlight with your coordinator when you return to class.
You could also ask your coordinator about possibly making up the session or borrowing the DVD. If a coordinator loans out a DVD—with the promise that it will be returned at least two days prior to the next class—we suggest they only do so if they get a $35 deposit on the DVD. That's what it will cost to replace it.
How many classes do I need to attend in order to graduate? You must attend 8 of the 9 classes to qualify for a graduation certificate.
What are the subjects covered in each lesson? Find out about each lesson on the Class Preview page.
Can I get any additional assistance? Yes! Depending on your situation there are specific care structures in place. Please speak with me off line to discuss.
Who benefits from this program? Everyone truly benefits from this program, regardless of age (whether you are 21 or 61), regardless of income (whether you make $12,000 or over $100,000 per year), and regardless of marital status. Everyone benefits from FPU!
How do I get started with Financial Peace University? It's easy! Check out this simple, step-by-step method:
We will help you as much as needed throughout the program to ensure your success. We truly hope this becomes a major blessing to you and your family!
How can we stay connected after the class ends?
This is a great question and one we have not totally figured out. Each class starting with the Fall 2011 class has it's own Facebook group to try to build a sense of community after the class ends. The facebook groups are open to class participants only. Click here to request access to the facebook group.
Lesson 6 The Role of Insurance Protecting Your Health, Family and Finances In this lesson, Dave walks you through the world of insurance, carefully explaining what you need—and what you need to avoid.
Lesson 7 Retirement and College Planning Mastering the Alphabet Soup of Investing Dave walks you through the maze of retirement options and helps you figure out your best retirement plan. You will also learn how to plan for college so your kids can graduate debt free!
Lesson 8 Real Estate and Mortgages Keeping the American Dream From Becoming a Nightmare Dave draws on more than 20 years of real estate experience to teach you the ins and outs of mortgages and how to win when buying or selling your home.
Lesson 9 The Great Misunderstanding Unleashing the Power of Generous Giving Learn how generous giving can completely revolutionize your attitude and improve your finances, business and relationships.