More than one and a half million families have participated in Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Updated in summer 2012, the nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held in Fort Dodge at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Fifth Ave. N. The classes will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. Contact David Cook at 576-2091 for more information or to register.