FPU is well known internationally as "The Money Plan that actually Works". This curriculum is sold to individuals at $130.00 per year, and marketed to churches (at $130 per member) as proven training to help their membership become much stronger financially. The program does actually work and has rather like a cult following - he who is forgiven much loves much (he who has been through financial hardship and learned how to prosper instead becomes strongly committed to the technique). People who learn these simple habits do get much stronger financially without needing more income. As Mr. Ramsey states it is 80% behaviour and 20% knowledge. The problem is, people are not usually looking for a way to improve how they handle their money until they are in financial trouble, and then asking them to pay a $130.00 subscription is overwhelming.
The solution is to get it paid for them. ALTi purchased a site license for the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) curriculum. What this means is we have a unique link to subscribe people through our license so that they get the Ramsey+ program for a year without a fee - we already paid the fee through buying the site license. We are permitted to use that license with an unlimited number of people related to our organization, or with other organizations that we are helping develop their own financial literacy curriculum. If your organization or church would like to examine FPU, or try it with your membership, we will work with you to get you started.
Adult Life Training, Inc. (ALTi) is a tax-exempt public charity founded by John Nash in 2003 and recognized as tax exempt under IRC section 501(c)(3) effective February 2, 2004. You can verify our standing with the US IRS on the IRS Tax Exempt web page. Our contact information is on our Contact page. 501(c)(3) information is on our 501(c)(3) page. Our Mission is to holistically improve the lives of our community through training, mentor-ship, and example. We do this through several free and publicly available programs.
Adult Life Training, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (USC Title 26). It provides training services, such as financial literacy and common technical job skills and basic life skills, without charging a fee to the clients for these services; it conducts and discloses research as to advance the state of the art; it makes available (at no cost or for a nominal fee) the materials used in training and the results of research, provides training to develop the character of the clients in a positive way, so that they may become more self sufficient and better citizens, and so that they build relationships that will help them make positive and sustained social progress.
"The Adult Life Training, Inc. school admits students of any race, color, and national origin and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs." (Rev. Proc. 75-50, 1975-2 C.B. 587 Section .01 Rev. Rul. 71-447)
We are located on the Abundant Life Church campus at 3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. ALC generously donates our occupancy and does not have any role in the operation of our organization. Our US telephone is 01.260.432.0014 x128. Our Chief Executive Officer is John Nash who can best be reached by email at email@example.com.
I am a Purdue Electrical Engineer with 12 years experience creating Aerospace embedded systems and their test equipment, and an IU Master of Business Administration with 30 years organizational management experience, the last 18 years of which have been in social work. I am not a "Social Worker" with licensure such as the LMSW or LCSW. I transplanted with my family from South Bend to Fort Wayne 25 years ago and founded ALTi in year 2003, did it wrong, did it over in 2004. I help hurting people and non-profits who help them.
I am qualified to teach Financial Peace because my financial past, even with an engineering paycheck, was harsh - I have learned about money the hard way. My vitae can be reviewed here. I am not stupid, but I made stupid mistakes with money that cost me and my family. I am not rich, but I'm doing a lot better now that my wife and I do what we learned together in the FPU program. You can too.
ALTi purchases financial literacy curriculum from Ramsey Solutions. Ramsey Solutions does not fund ALTi, nor does it approve or disapprove of anything concerning us. We continue to buy and use their product because it works the best of anything we have used in 18 years of operation. Ramsey does not pay us. When people benefit from what we teach them they become financially much stronger and sometimes then buy their own subscriptions from Ramsey.
We will remove every big reason for not being able to do this. No money? Got it. Don't know how? We'll teach you how.
We will help you get started, for free. We will provide memberships through our site license to everyone who wants this training. We will also provide an introduction for your lead person to our Advisor at Ramsey Solutions so that you are set up and can operate independently once you are ready. In the mean time we will hold your hand and walk you through the process of leading your first FPU classes.
Our manpower ourselves alone is very limited, but there is no limit to what we can accomplish when we work together. As Bishop Keller once told me "None of us has all the answers, but together we can acomplish more than any of us can alone." That is a true witness.
To make this work we need you to provide someone to serve as a "Co-ordinator", that is, your trainer, to lead your class. We will mentor your co-ordinator and help you get your class created in the FPU Coordinator Dashboard, then we need you to get your students signed up in your class. We'll also help answer questions as needed.
As the class proceeds we need you to take attendance each session using your Coordinator Dashboard on the Ramsey website, and to turn in a completed attendance sheet to us when the class is completed so that we have a record of how many really went through the class vs. how many just signed up. If any families have nice success stories we'd love to hear them.
Since we are under contract with Ramsey Solutions to teach their material with respect, as they designed it, during your class(es) with us we need you to honor our commitment to do so. Their criteria is as follows:
Call me. Email me. I'm generally in my office Tues - Fri 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT. Our US telephone is 01.260.432.0014 x128. I am best reached by email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's talk about your concerns and get a plan to help your people face year 2022 growing in financial strength and confidence. Together, we can do this.