Monday, December 12, 2011
Financial Peace University Wrap Up
This class has provoked conversation in our church that probably would have never occurred without the class. I wish I had counted how many couples told me this has improved their personal conversation. There were people in our church that just never spoke about money and this class has helped people to talk about a topic that was such a taboo. Its funny to hear about how a class that is so focused on money has helped save marriages in our church just by opening up conversation.
Before I took this class I really could have cared less about credit cards. I thought they were actually really cool. I could buy stuff that I wanted today and then pay for it later down the road. Then I got this credit card that actually gave me free air flights for just spending money on it. We were getting about four free flights a year with this card and that was pretty cool. We would use this credit card like a debit card and then pay it off at the end of the month... so I thought. When Charity and I really started examining our spending on this card we realized that we owed it about $1500. We made a goal to pay that off and cut the card up.
Cash is pretty fun but when I spend it I get bummed sometimes. See I learned, when we moved from credit to cash, that it actually makes me think more about the purchase when I use cash to buy it. We have moved to a strictly cash based system in our family because of this course. It may be a little more difficult then using a card but we know where our money is going and we are no longer in debt.
Though this course I have seen people get connected to our church. I have spoken with families who are meeting people and doing life with them now on a weekly basis. People in our church are getting connected to others in our church through this class. We had people sit at tables and have discussion about the weekly lesson. It has been fun seeing people get connected through this course.
If you are going to be in Vegas and want to take this course make sure to check out our next session that begins January 17th 2011