Becoming Financially Savvy

§ May 7th, 2013 § Filed under Programs § Tagged , , § No Comments

At Second Step Housing, one of our core group education classes focuses on helping our residents to develop essential financial skills using the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University curriculum.  The class, led by Teri Owen, Housing Services Coordinator, teaches important skills like budgeting, saving, how to spend wisely, how to identify and get rid of debt and establishing appropriate money management goals and plans.  The class is held twice a year for ten-weeks and serves  35-40 clients from Second Step Housing and other nonprofits in the community.

Here is what some of our recent graduates  had to say about the class:

“I’ve been able to keep track of where my money goes, and discover all my debt, and how to pay it off.” – Nicole

 “LOVE IT!!! I’ve saved more than I ever have before – I have no desire to spend it- I’m learning the importance of budgeting.” – Angela  

“Exciting, showed me I was able to commit for weeks on end. Started using less and buying in bulk.” – Alicia  

“Teri was great, breaking down concepts in an easy to understand, very practical manner. I felt welcomed, entertained, challenged and informed. I feel I have a lot more tools in my financial management arsenal.” – David

Being financially savvy is critical to economic independence.  By providing classes such as the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University, we are able to make a lasting impact in the lives of our clients towards their path to self-sufficiency.

For more information about the class, please contact Teri Owen at


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