Spirit of Women aims for 'financial peace'

By Michaela Gibson Morris/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – If fixing finances is on your New Year’s resolution list, you might want to make plans for Jan. 26.
North Mississippi Medical Center Spirit of Women Initiative will host “Finding Financial Peace” at the Summit Center in Tupelo. Chris Hogan, who is Dave Ramsey’s lead financial trainer, will be the featured speaker.
“It’s really trying to help people understand the importance of having a financial strategy and putting it into place,” Hogan said. “We want to empower people to deal with money differently.”
The event is open to men and women. The $20 ticket includes dinner and a gift. Before Hogan speaks at 6:30 p.m., there will be a chair yoga demonstration and shopping.
For most people, financial literacy is as exciting as sawdust, but fans of radio and TV host Dave Ramsey’s approach to money – “We give you the same advice your Grandmother would, but we keep our teeth in” – know they are in for a treat.
People will have fun and leave with practical steps they can apply to their lives, Hogan said.
“We’re going to laugh, and we’re going to be serious,” Hogan said.
Hogan, a former All-American and NFL player, tackled a financial career after his playing days were over. In his work in consumer finance and traditional banking, he saw first-hand the devastation money issues could cause.
“You’d see the impact of financial problems on people – the stress, the despair,” Hogan said. He joined Ramsey’s team because he wanted to give people real help with their finances, not watch them dig themselves into a deeper hole.
“Dave is such an intense individual, and he has a heart to help people,” Hogan said.
In addition to being part of a small, handpicked team who go out and share the financial peace message for Ramsey, Hogan works with individuals and families.
“I can tell you whether you’re making $20,000 or $20 million, these financial principles apply and relate to everyone,” Hogan said.

FINDING FINANCIAL PEACE Jan. 26, Summit Center in Tupelo Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Finding Financial Peace program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20; available by calling (800) 843-3375 or visiting nmhs.net/spirit_of_women

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