Financial Peace University comes to Highlands Ranch

Staff report

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a nine-week course that provides tools to gain control of finances, is coming to Highlands Ranch. The course meets once a week with a different lesson taught by Ramsey on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. 

The course will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 5761 McArthur Ranch Road in Highlands Ranch. The classes will begin at 7 p.m. March 12 Contact Bill Scanlan at 303-799-1036 for more information or to register. The class, which includes an FPU toolkit, costs $93 for the entire series.

According to a news release, on average, families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class, nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly.

The revised FPU will be offered through churches and community centers. After purchasing a membership, each participant receives a workbook, Dave Ramsey's "Complete Guide to Money," an envelope system and an audio CD library. Participants will also have access to budgeting forms and MP3s of all the lessons. For more information or to purchase a membership, go to