What is Ramsey+, and how is it different from FPU?
Financial Peace University (FPU) provides commonsense financial education and empowerment that gives HOPE to everyone in every walk of life. FPU is taught in a nine-lesson class. Members come together as a group to watch video lessons and talk through discussion questions. After the class is over, graduates are responsible for continuing their financial journey on their own.
Ramsey+ walks with people throughout their entire financial journey, not only through the nine weeks of FPU classes. Ramsey+ still includes FPU, but the team over at Ramsey Solutions is constantly adding more resources to help people continue to win with money. They’ve rolled all of their content, tools and resources into one all-access membership that helps people lead a life of financial peace.
With additional courses like Jump Start, Smart Money Smart Kids, Legacy Journey and Budgeting That Actually Works, people in every walk of life now have access to financial education customized for exactly where they are on their money journey. Using the EveryDollar app, people can create budgeting habits that help them take control of their money every month. And with the new BabySteps app, they can track their progress and see how quickly they can reach their goals.
How your organization can benefit
FPU is well known internationally as “The Money Plan that actually Works”. Our unlimited site license for Ramsey+ includes FPU. This curriculum is sold to individuals at $80 to $130.00 per year and marketed to churches as proven training to help their membership become much stronger financially. The program does actually work and has rather like a cult following – people who have been through financial hardship and learned how to prosper instead become 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% behavior 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. Once. With the support of our underwriters, ALTi purchased an unlimited site license for the Ramsey+ program. What this means is we have a unique link to subscribe people through our license so that they get the full Ramsey+ program for one 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.
What is Adult Life Training, Inc.?
Adult Life Training, Inc. (ALTi) is a tax-exempt public charity founded in 2003 by John Nash. Our Mission is to holistically improve the lives of our community through training, mentor-ship, and example. We do this by providing free, publicly available programs and materials on topics such as financial literacy, common technical job skills, and basic life skills. These trainings help our students build positive relationships and develop their character so that they become self-sufficient and better citizens.
We are located on the Abundant Life Church campus at 3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Abundant Life Church generously donates our occupancy and does not have any role in the operation of our organization. You can visit our website at https://alt-fw.org.
Who is John Nash?
Hello, I am John Nash. I am a Purdue Electrical Engineer with 12 years experience creating Aerospace embedded systems and their test equipment. I earned my Master of Business Administration at Indiana University and have 30 years of organizational management experience, the last 19 years of which have been in social work. Twenty-five years ago I transplanted with my family from South Bend to Fort Wayne and founded ALTi.
I am qualified to teach Financial Peace University (FPU) because my financial past was harsh and I have learned about money from my mistakes. While neither rich nor poor, I have greatly improved my financial situation from principals that my wife and I learned in the FPU program. My vitae can be reviewed here.
What is the relationship with ALTi and Ramsey Solutions
ALTi has purchased an unlimited site license for Ramsey+, which includes Financial Peace University (FPU). What this means is that we have a unique link to subscribe students so that they can get the Ramsey+ program for a year without a fee. We are permitted to use the license with an unlimited number of people (or organizations) affiliated with our organization. We continue to buy the Ramsey+ product because it has proven to be a very successful method.
What we will do
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, at no cost. 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 meet with 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 walk you through the process of leading your first FPU classes.
Your free membership to FPU includes your member workbook and a free year of Financial Peace Membership, with online tools created to support your journey, underwritten by a generous grant from the 3Rivers Credit Union Foundation. 3Rivers is here for you: here for good! And by a grant from Fort Wayne Door, Inc. Fort Wayne Door is your complete garage door services center. And by grants from American Programmers Independent, LLC. When you want something done, call API. And by Abundant Life Church, I’ll see you there, It’s a Great Place to Be! There’s Always Something Happening at A.L.C.
What we need you to do
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 accomplish 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 “coordinator”, a trainer to lead your class. We will mentor your coordinator and help you get your class created in the FPU Coordinator Dashboard. Once this is accomplished you can register students for your class. We’ll also help answer questions as needed.
As the class proceeds, the coordinator completes attendance sheets via the website so there is a record of how many went through the class vs. how many just signed up. We need you to turn in to me a paper copy of the completed attendance sheet when the class is completed. If any families have nice success stories, that we can share, we’d love to have them.
Since we are under contract with Ramsey Solutions to teach FPU 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:
- My role is to facilitate the class and encourage and guide my class members.
- Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan will teach the lessons. I will not teach principles that are not supported by the curriculum. (Trust us—this stuff works.)
- This is handled through our site license: Every family who attends my class must purchase a membership to Financial Peace or have an active free trial.
- This is a volunteer opportunity.
How to proceed?
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 2023 growing in financial strength and confidence. Together, we can do this.