For the past couple of months I have been attending Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University classes through my church here in the area. For those of you who may not know who Dave Ramsey is, he is a Nationally Syndicated Radio Host and author who specializes in Financial Counseling.
I initially signed up for the classes to learn how to manage my money. In the past I usually lived paycheck to paycheck and didn't have much discipline for saving. And everyone kept telling me the best time to save and invest is now since I am still pretty "young." Another reason is of course the state of our economy. I couldn't help but feel obligated to educate myself about the behavior of money and what I can do with it to best benefit me down the road. And so far the courses have given me a lot of insight into how to build wealth and financial freedom for myself. I have completed my first real budget for the first time and I'm excited to see what my money can do for me in the near future.
So I was quite intrigued to hear that Dave Ramsey will be holding a nationwide Town Hall Meeting for Hope, April 23rd. Essentially you can go to the site and look for a church in your area that will be broadcasting Dave's live discussion.
"...Dave will offer straight talk about the economy, recession, foreclosures and more. He'll carefully explain where we've come from, where we are now, and what we should be doing with our money during this time."
Even if you are like me and don't actually own a home, its a good opportunity to learn what to avoid so you don't find yourself in a foreclosure once you actually do buy a home. I urge you all to check it out no matter what your financial situation. As corny as it sounds...knowledge is power folks ;)