I have always maintained that one of the best things you can do yourself financially-wise is to educate yourself and devour all the information you can get your hands on.
I started by reading personal finance sections and websites, then moved on to books and TV shows. This time around, I’m in the mood to attend seminars so I have been on the lookout for various lectures around the Metro. Here’s what I’ve compiled:
Truly Rich Club’s Wealth Summit
This is a two-day event at the PICC and is something I’m really looking forward to. I think there are still tickets available but I doubt if there are still discounted ones to be had. I bought mine with an insane 75% discount (read post here), but even with that, I still felt a little queasy typing in my credit card details because it was the first time I ever spent that much on education. Still, I have a strong feeling that it will be all worth it 🙂
TGFI (Manila) Bulls Session
Lyn-Lyn brought this one-day workshop on the stock market to my attention and I wasted no time securing two seats for myself and my hubby.
Imagine, two weekends blocked out for financial education. Nerd alert!
RFP’s Financial Fitness Forum
This is another seminar that I’m really interested it, the only problem is Bean is scheduled to pop out around that time (first 2 weeks of May), so I don’t think it’s prudent to be gallivanting far from my hospital at that point.
Incidentally, being a registered financial planner has officially made its way into my bucket list. I’m not sure if I’m ready for a career change, but at the very least, I will have moral authority to butt in into other people’s financial business (“Are you a certified RFP? Well I am. So sit down and shut your mouth!”).
Ok, so this isn’t technically a seminar on financial education, but it does talk about excellence and leading life to the next level, the very frame of mind that one should be in when plotting her map towards financial success.
Besides, I heard Francis Kong is an excellent speaker.
Whether or not you attend seminars or go at it at your own pace by self-studying, the point is to keep on learning.
Happy weekend everyone!