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Six Ways to Keep Up Momentum After FPU

You’ve taken FPU, applied the steps and celebrated the wins. But now it’s all over. Those days of gazelle intensity seem so long ago and you’re wondering where to go from here. Here are six ways you can continue on your Baby Step journey: 1). Make the Baby Steps a habit. At Hoboken Grace, we often [...]

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12,800 Reasons to Celebrate

We decided nine weeks ago that we weren’t going to engage debt the way most people engage debt, that we weren’t going to prepare for our future the way that our culture typically prepares for the future. We decided we were going to tell our money where to go, as opposed to us wondering where it went. And after going […]

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Planning a Wedding the FPU Way

Before we started planning our wedding, we wanted to take time to enjoy our engagement without letting the pressure get to us. Very quickly, though, we started getting questions from friends: Are you going to have an engagement party? Did you pick a date? What kind of venue are you looking for? What is your budget? "Did you know that [...]

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Comic-Con in the Budget?

Recently during a budgeting class for Financial Peace University, we had moved into smaller discussion groups and I found myself sitting next to a bubbly young woman who tried to defend her personal budget choices. She was planning a trip with some friends to the Comic-Con International event in San Diego. This involved a plane ticket, hotel reservations [...]

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The Best Nine Weeks We’ve Ever Spent

With Financial Peace University classes in full swing, the Writing Team interviewed Tiffany and Ryan about their own FPU experience. While the couple says they were at first hesitant about the course, it turned out to be one of the best things they ever did. Why did you decide to sign up for FPU? We were asked as dinner group […]

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I Don’t Want To Fight About Money

There are few things I don’t like talking about, but money is definitely one of them. Whether it’s how to split a dinner bill, people asking if I started a 401(k), or even the mention of extravagant travels…it all makes me cringe. I don’t know how to handle it. Or, at least, I didn’t. I grew up in a loving household, but any talk about money always [...]

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The Best Thing We Ever Did

Nate and Alyssa were unsure what they’d take away from Financial Peace University — if anything. A civil engineer by trade, Nate is a numbers guy who for years meticulously updated a financial spreadsheet. Alyssa, meanwhile, had studied financial planning and previously worked in wealth management. The couple also doubted they could do more [...]

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Finding Financial Freedom

After Dan and Rebecca made a plan to pay off $110,000 in debt, God placed it on their hearts to open their home to Chloe, a student they’d met on a mission trip to North Korea. Providing a bed, meals and everything else she’d need over 10 months was definitely not in the budget. “I was really freaking out,” said Rebecca. “And this is where Dan was like [...]

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When “Good Enough” Wasn’t Good Enough

At work I do a lot of budgets, spreadsheets, reviewing the past to help make better decisions as we move forward, so the last thing I wanted to do was come home and do more of the same. I underestimated how much it meant to my wife Erika. While I was comfortable with my “good enough” budget that existed in my head, in reality, [...]

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What You’re Probably Wondering About FPU

We’re just a few weeks away from the launch of Be Rich, when our entire church will walk through Financial Peace University together. For nine weeks, our dinner groups will become FPU groups as we explore how God wants us to interact with our finances. That all starts September 9th. In the meantime, here [...]

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Five Things We Learned From FPU

This fall, 1,000 people will be taking the journey through Financial Peace University at Hoboken Grace. The nine-week course has already helped countless people take charge of their finances and live a life of financial freedom. So what are some of the most important lessons from FPU? We asked five people that very question. Here's what they had to say. [...]

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Why I Didn’t Think FPU Was For Me

Over the past few years, I’ve interviewed countless people about their success with Financial Peace University. Couples told me it made their marriage stronger. Individuals reported paying off thousands of dollars in debt. Other people said they gained confidence and clarity in their finances that they’d never had. No matter where they were, [...]

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Everything Changes This Fall

Over the past several years, more than 200 people in our church family have taken Financial Peace University, forever changing the way they interact with money. In story after story, we've seen individuals take control of their finances, pay off thousands of dollars in debt and be able to give more freely to those around them. This course has already [...]

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