Although Randy Perry was making a great living in 2006 as a manufacturing technician at Sharonville Transmission Plant (STP), he and his family were still living paycheck to paycheck.
"I was making plenty of money but we couldn't figure out where it was going," said Perry. "The stress it was putting on my family became too much. I knew I had to do something."
Perry decided to sign up for Financial Peace University (FPU) through his church, Eastside Christian in Milford, Ohio. The program provided classes that taught financial planning and budgeting techniques to those struggling with financial issues.
"During the class, we cut up our credit cards and learned how to live on a budget. Three years after the class, we were debt free and have continued on that path ever since,” said Perry.
After having undergone such a positive change, Perry wanted help others who may be experiencing similar challenges.
"Being a part of this changed me,” he said. “I wanted to help create that same life for individuals in and around my community."
Perry became a volunteer FPU facilitator at his church the following fall, helping to guide the lessons and keep people involved. He is currently in his fifth year of volunteering with the program.