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Debt management guru Dave Ramsey teams up with Rochester College


Dave Ramsey

We made brief mention of this in our recent news story on Rochester College, but the Christian college in Michigan has made it official with a big announcement:

Dave Ramsey, personal money-management expert and national radio personality, has chosen Rochester College as his educational partner for an online, three-credit personal finance management course.
“Studies show that more and more college students are asking for courses in personal financial management. For one thing, some of them have watched their older brothers and sisters graduate from college with huge debts hanging over them from their college years. We need to provide them information that can put their financial lives on a responsible course,” Ramsey said. “Rochester College is an excellent Christian College. Its president is a long-time friend of mine.”
In the course, participants will learn how to make sound financial decisions for life, including topics such as savings, budgeting, debt, investment, insurance, real estate and other financial issues.
“College students are telling us that they want financial education programs so they can learn how to avoid debt, pay for college and manage their money well,” said Dr. Rubel Shelly, president of Rochester College. “Dave Ramsey is on a mission to help Americans take control of their finances, and we’re thrilled to partner with him now to let students study personal finance with the man who ‘wrote the book’ on achieving financial peace.”

Read the full release.
The Christian Chronicle interviewed Ramsey as part of a package on Christian debt management in 2005. I did a profile piece on Ramsey during my time with The Associated Press.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLvKaWBUOEg

  • Feedback
    I was listening to presentations the last two days at the 140edu.com conference in NY hosted by @JeffPulver and it was amazing how many comments about the #uncollege movement came up. The Chronicle of Higher Ed posted “To Get at College ‘Value,’ Report Looks at Student Debt and Degree Completion Together” By Beckie Supiano http://chronicle.com/article/To-Get-at-College-Value/128511/
    “Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, NoBenefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers–And How to Fight Back” by Anya Kamenetz and “Strapped: Why America’s 20- and 30-Somethings Can’t Get Ahead” by Tamara Draut are resources along these lines.
    Ed Dodds
    August, 4 2011

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