By Sophie Nulph
Westfield Washington Public Library offer a Dave Ramsey financial peace class beginning Aug. 12.
Ed Skelton, director of customer care at Anthem and a financial coach on the side, is volunteer-teaching the class.
The nine-week course will explore Ramsey’s seven steps to financial freedom: Emergency funds, debt, savings, retirement, college expenses, paying off a house and ways people can give back.
Ramsay is a nationally syndicated radio host who offers financial advice.
While the main part of the class are videos created by Ramsey, Skelton will talk about each lesson and share his success story along with others who took the class. He also helps the groups complete workbooks that are provided with the class.
“I want to be able to share my story so that other people don’t make the same mistakes,” Skelton said.
The class costs $129 per couple. Individuals also can register.
After conducting the course at his local church four times, Skelton decided he wanted to offer the classes at a place where he could reach a larger audience.
To Skelton, the largest payoff is the debt that people are able to pay off and, in turn, end up increasing their salary by working overtime or picking up a second income.
“When people get intentional about their money, they decide to get more motivated to make more money,” Skelton said.
The course is open to anyone ages 18 to 80.
For more, visit financialpeace.com/groups/1092221?c=ccf.