Financial Peace University: Preview Night
January 14, 2011 22 Comments
Wednesday night BF and I went to the preview night of Financial Peace University (FPU).
I knew what I was getting in to because, well, I know about Dave Ramsey. I’ve seen his steps. I know what he’ll tell me to do.
But I also wanted a way to 1) meet other people who were interested in getting out of debt IRL and 2) to find a way to open the door to BF and I talking about personal finance in a way that didn’t feel forced by me.
Taking him with me to FPU seemed like a natural way to do it.
When we got there, there were 3 other couples and 2 singles that were there. So it was a small-ish group. However everyone there was the same age as us. Bonus! It would be nice if after the first few weeks we started to get to know these people and make good friends with them.
The preview video is 30 minutes long and Dave does a good job of seeming down to earth, practical and most of all – trustworthy.
He talked about what each of the 13 weeks would cover (more than I was expecting, to be honest)
One thing that I found quite cool is that to order the kit for FPU you can’t use credit card. Check or debit card only. I love it. Not letting people get in to more debt when they sign up for the class. I think that is just plain awesome.
Afterwards BF and I were talking and he said he’d keep going with me. Good that he wasn’t put off by it.
A couple of times when Dave was talking about the financial state of the majority of people I caught BF nodding his head to Dave’s words. Especially when Dave walk talking about 70% of people living paycheck to paycheck. Even cuter – BF held my hand or had his arm around me the entire time. (We were a team!)
We ended up having a really good hour discussion after the class about finances and why I would like him to come with me and what I hope that we could get out of the class together. It seems like we’ll be doing this together – which is awesome.
The main goal I wanted (and I told BF this) was just a platform for discussion about financial issues. I know that a lot of relationships end because of fights over finances, so I wanted us to be on the same page about our finances and to have a way to talk openly about what our short, medium and long term goals about money are. He completely agreed.
And then we made out a while. 😉