Take a random class just for fun.
It over a half-decade ago that I discovered random classes were available to the general public. Funny, I know, but I guess I just never really paid attention. College courses were for college students after all, right? Nope. See, I found out that mini-courses were open to the public. This changed my life. And the first course I took was Hip Hop dance.
Now it’s 2012 and I needed the perfect class to take. This 52 Things challenge has completely changed my awareness of life around me; it’s great! Where before I would walk quickly through life, as if on a mission, I now stop and peruse community boards in public places. I looked into cooking classes, and cake decorating classes, before finally setting my sites on a class that I’d never in my life have envisioned myself doing.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
The class meets weekly, for 2 hours, on Monday nights. It’s a 13-week course. We haven’t even hit the halfway marker yet and I have found my life to be forever changed. This course is fantastic! Plus, look at all the neat stuff I got! Plenty of tools, right at my fingertips, to help me succeed.
Dave Ramsey is the author of the best-selling book Total Money Makeover. It’s an outstanding book, and for some reason in my cleaning last week I found 2 copies of it. Anyway, I found parts of the book difficult to comprehend, but that’s simply because they didn’t apply to my life at the moment. I think as a result of that I never really stuck with the program. Financial Peace is so much better in my humble opinion.
If you are in control of your finances already, or if your finances are in control of YOU, this course is well worth the investment.
My goal is to be debt-free in 2 years. Wish me luck!
No, not luck, discipline!!