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Chapel offers Financial Peace University

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Financial Peace University Military Edition is being offered by the Chapel. The nine-week course is slated to take place 6 p.m., Feb.  4- April 7 in a chapel classroom. Registration is open through Feb.  1 and class size is limited to 12 households. It is open to anyone with base access, including Canadian forces.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Financial Peace University Military Edition is being offered by the Chapel. The nine-week course is slated to take place 6 p.m., Feb. 4- April 7 in a chapel classroom. Registration is open through Feb. 1 and class size is limited to 12 households. It is open to anyone with base access, including Canadian forces.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Financial problems are the cause of many headaches, stress and relationship issues. To help relieve those issues the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel is making a well-known personal finance management class available to Team Peterson.

Financial Peace University Military Edition is being offered by the Chapel. The nine-week course is slated to take place 6 p.m., Feb.  4- April 7 in a chapel classroom. Registration is open through Feb.  1 and class size is limited to 12 households. It is open to anyone with base access, including Canadian forces.

"Proper stewardship from a faith based perspective is a topic the chapel would like to offer to the Peterson community for those who are interested. Primarily, it enables people to free themselves of debt as soon as possible and give back to their community; that freedom helps foster spiritual resiliency in them," said Chaplain (Capt.) Richard Casey. "That greater economic freedom also permeates all aspects of resiliency."

Financial Peace Military Edition is an intense stewardship training course that empowers service members to take responsibility, strategically remove debt and build wealth. During the course participants will learn to put together a monthly spending plan that work, how to set financial goals and really communicate about money, as well as the step-by-step process for getting out of debt for good, among other things.
"Personally, it dramatically transformed my husband and my financial management, and we are looking forward to being able to give out of that abundance in our church and in the wider community. We highly recommend it," said Chaplain (Capt.) Jessica Werner.

The reason for the military edition of his popular course - his official web site claims more than 2.5 million have benefitted from it - is about carrying out the mission. People struggling with personal finances, are not mission focused. Things like garnishments, loss of clearances, divorce, family violence and suicides are common responses to financial stress, and negatively impact readiness. Learning successful methods for dealing with personal finances improves unit readiness and morale, Ramsey claims.

The cost to participate is based on a sliding scale according to household rank. Prices are:

· E-1 through E-4 and GS equivalents: $20
· E-5 through E-7 and GS equivalents: $40
· E-8 and up (to include Officers) and GS equivalents:  $60
· Contractors & Retirees and all other civilians: $85

Registration is first come, first served. Scholarships are available upon request. A needs assessment is required for scholarship requests and active duty members take precedent in obtaining scholarships. Contractors are not eligible for scholarship opportunities.

After 12 households are registered for the class, a waiting list for the next class will be developed. Should it go well, and if an instructor is available, additional classes will be offered in the Fall of 2016 and Spring of 2017.

Contact Chaplain Casey at 719-556-4442 or the Chapel to register.

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