FFP 015: Why I Started an Investment Club and You Should Too

FFP 015: Why I Started an Investment Club and You Should Too

In this episode I share why I think starting an investment club with your friends might be one of the best decisions you will ever make, and it’s probably not for the reason you think. How it started is an amazing story. I share with you what you’ll need to do, and why it will make a difference. It is a great story.

This episode is jam-packed with great content to help you improve your life and get future focused.

Starting an investment club is fun and you will learn a lot. It is easy and worthwhile. My investment club was started back in 1999 and has provided me with tremendous benefits in my life.

I review my financial advice from previous episodes in a nice concise summary.

I also make a lot of recommendations for you to start applying to better utilize your money.

Recommendation for you and mentions from within the podcast:

Books You need to add to your library regarding finances and start reading:

Starting and Running a Profitable Investment Club: The Official Guide from the National Association of Investment Clubs 

You Need a Budget (YNAB) by Jesse Meecham.

The Dave Ramsey Podcast

The Suze Orman Podcast

The Smart Passive Income Podcast by Pat Flynn

Money, Master the Game by Anthony Robbins

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way you Make a Living, Do What you Want, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau

This is the notebook! Click here! I hope you order one right now and invest in yourself. I will be posting about great ways I use my journal to get things accomplished and level-up. You can share your ideas in the comments below.

Your Money, Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko


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FFP 014: Side Hustle or Budget?

In this episode of the Future Focused Podcast I answer a listener’s question, “Should I focus on a side hustle, or a budget?” and I elaborate on last episode’s “What Everybody Needs to Know About Money But is Afraid to Ask.”

I am recording a few episodes just on finances and our lives to help people get control of their lives. Being Future Focused includes your finances. There are many take-aways from this episode for everyone in life, regardless of where you are at financially. Most people don’t have an earning problem, they have a spending problem. For others, just a few extra dollars each month that could make a noticeable impact on those they love.  There are others who will listen this podcast and run with it so hard that they will take their life to an entirely different level.

I hope this episode empowers you and helps you improve your life and the lives of those you love. I wish this was taught in schools and I wish someone had taught it to me when I was younger. This information works!

Mentioned in this Podcast & Additional Resources: 

YNAB: You Need a Budget: a book/guide written by Jesse Meecham that I highly recommend. It’s a quick, but important read. The proven system for breaking the paycheck to paycheck cycle, getting out of debt, and living the life you want. Grab this book now.

The Side Hustle School: If you are thinking of starting a side-hustle, you have to check out the work, blog and podcast of Chris Guillebeau. He is brilliant. I would love to interview Chris for both my Future Focused Podcast and my Wired Educator Podcast.

Smart Passive Income by Pat Flynn. Pat has taught me so much, and he is a must-listen for all my readers and listeners. Pat did an interview with me on my Wired Educator Podcast Episode 079. Listen to my interview with Pat, and more importantly, subscribe to Pat’s podcast. You will thank me.

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days: This book is written by Chris Cuillebeau. It’s a winning system to making some extra money and so much more. Don’t just order it. Don’t just read it. Apply it. Grab your copy here.


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