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How to Change Your Financial Outlook — and Help Others Do the Same

At the beginning and end of each semester of Financial Peace University, participants fill out an anonymous questionnaire meant to measure how the class has impacted them over the course of the nine-week program. On average, families and individuals see a $4,000 turnaround in their finances — which might mean debt paid off, money saved, or both. This winter, that number doubled, tripled and quadrupled.

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Living a Life of Financial Freedom

Frustrated about finances? Drowning in debt? Befuddled by budgets, investments and retirement planning? Join the countless others who have found financial freedom through Financial Peace University. This nine-week course has transformed the lives of countless families at Hoboken Grace. Here are some of their stories.

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Finding Joy in Giving

I grew up in a middle-class family and, from what I can tell, we didn't lack money. I started tithing as a child during my Sunday school years 一 to me, tithing was like any other of God’s commandments, like “honor the sabbath” and “do not murder.” My life changed dramatically when my dad passed away in a sudden car accident. I was 15 years old, and we had only just immigrated to the U.S. a year earlier. Because of that, my dad had no life insurance and my mom did not have a career. We ran down our savings pretty quickly.

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How to Make Your Finances Add Up

Tasheka works in finance, managing millions of dollars each month to keep her company’s yearly goals on track. But two years ago, she realized she wasn’t putting as much thought into her own financial goals. “I had been in my profession for over six years, and I can’t really say I saw where I had made a major impact as far as saving, tithing or giving back,” she said.

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Financial Advice … at Church?

When I first started exploring Hoboken Grace’s website, the “Next Steps” page was surprising. Amid Bible studies, premarital classes and upcoming retreat information was a section on Financial Peace University, a nine-week course that teaches God’s way of managing your personal money matters.

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Three Takeaways From This Semester of FPU

Hoboken Grace graduated its largest-ever Financial Peace University class this month, with participants leaving credit cards and thousands of dollars in debt in the dust. With a growing number of instructors, the Financial Peace Team for the first time held two weekly classes this spring, while also introducing a small-group format. As a result, more people than ever have found […]

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The Most Important Lessons We Learned From FPU

Financial Peace University returns to Hoboken Grace on February 6th. This nine-week course by financial guru Dave Ramsey has helped thousands of people take control of their finances and become debt-free. Registration for both spring classes is full, but the course will be offered again in the fall. For many, the class has been transformative. In fact, many of Hoboken Grace’s […]

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Find Your Financial Freedom

Financial Peace University has enabled thousands of Americans across the country to celebrate being debt-free. It is a nine-week course taught by financial guru Dave Ramsey, and it is offered at Hoboken Grace this January! We are excited to kick off 2016 by helping you find financial freedom and take active steps toward achieving your goals. This fall, 24 people […]

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PORTRAITS: Financial Peace Changes Lives

In 2010, Rico Mangalindan lost his job of 12 years and was almost deported. He talks about it very openly, because those experiences have become a huge part of his testimony. “Phillipians 4:12 is one of my favorite verses,” he explains. “Because I can relate to knowing what it is like to be in need and knowing what it is […]

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