With the release of the first book on finance and investing, SmallIvy Book of Investing: Book1: Investing to Grow Wealthy, and the upcoming new book, Cash Flow Your Way to Wealth, one thought I’ve had is to start teaching a weekend class/seminar on investing and money management. While it is great to pick up a book and read about investing and finance, or to read a blog post a few times each week, there is just something about going to a seminar where you really sit down and focus on a topic that really gets you ramped up the learning curve fast.
I’ve also found that there are a lot of bad books on investing if you go to the local bookstore (if you can find one anymore) or go browse through the finance books at Amazon. You’ll find one book that talks about buying mutual funds, another that talks about flipping real estate, and another that talks about day-trading your way to wealth and happiness in just four hours a day. Someone could easily get confused with all of the different strategies offered, some that are valid and others that aren’t.
My question to my readers is, therefore, would you have interest in a seminar that teaches you how to invest or other personal finance/money management topics? I’m thinking of a full-day seminar on a given investing/finance topic. This would give time to really focus in on a given area, allow you to ask questions, and include a copy of at least one of my books and a set of notes/hand-outs to refresh your memory at home.
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Classes could be on topics such as:
How to select mutual funds
Choosing funds and investing in your 401k
How to select individual stocks and manage a stock portfolio
How to manage a portfolio and generate investment income in retirement
How to manage your cash flow to build wealth (what to do after you’re out-of-debt)
Smart ways to manage your money (so that you can have your cake and eat it too)
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The other question is the best format for the class. Given that I’m located in the South East United States, classes could be held in or near cities such as Atlanta, Huntsville, Nashville, Louisville or Ashville. I could also offer an online class, maybe spread out over a few days/evenings, with lectures/discussions using Go To Meeting or some similar website.
So, here’s where I need your help. Would you be interested in a class such as this? If so, what would be the best format (in person or remote)? If in person, would one of the places listed work for you? Finally, what would you think would be a reasonable cost for an 8-hour seminar such as this, complete with notes and books (and maybe lunch)?
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