A couple of months ago, I was contacted by a reporter, Liz Wolgemuth, from US News and World Report and asked about doing an interview for a story she was working on. Turns out, she was researching for a piece on personal finance and debt elimination and ran across my blog and a post or two talking about Dave Ramsey and our involvement at church. I was happy to oblige. We talked on several different occassions and they even sent a photographer out to church for one of our FPU meetings.
At the time, I was under the impression the story was going to be published in a special issue of the print version of the magazine targeted at 20-somethings concerning their finances. I hadn’t heard from Liz in several weeks, so I decided to hop over to the US News and World Report website last night and much to my surprise, I found the article Churches Tackle Worshipers’ Money Management. I’m pleased enough with how it turned out. I’ve not always had positive experiences when dealing with reporters (the local newspaper here loves to take quotes out of context), but Liz was top-notch and the article conveyed exactly what I wanted it to from me. It’s also quite staggering to see our church and effort with Financial Peace University mentioned in the same article as Willow Creek and their Good Sense program.
On a more personal note, Bonnie and I will have some more news to share soon regarding our trip towards financial peace. Stay tuned!