Two years ago Ron and I attended a 13 week course through our church called Financial Peace University, which is Dave Ramsey's program for anyone to eliminate debt and build wealth so you are better able to provide for your family, give to those in need, and reduce the tension and fear that accompanies living with debt - and bring that sense of peace to your life. It was a great experience and we certainly are much better off than we were two years ago (even though I am no longer bringing in a paycheck, and we have the added expense of a child!).
Anyway, the course is being offered again through our church, Spring Valley Community Church in Allendale, and we have been asked to help "teach" the class, which basically means showing the DVD, and guiding the group of people through class discussions, etc. We're looking forward to refreshing what we learned, and this is also an opportunity for us to become more involved, meet people, and keep us motivated to attend church on a regular basis - now that we've started to put Lucy in the nursery! So, it seems to me that this is all probably happening for a reason, and I'm excited about it. I think it is going to lead us in a very positive direction.
If you are seriously interested in taking this course, anyone is welcome... you don't have to attend Spring Valley to take this class. No matter how much, or how little debt you have, you can learn something. It's going to be on Wednesdays from 7-9 PM starting Feb 13 ($90 since it's through a church).