Next month I’m going to be running a one-day “financial pathways” seminar at a Massachusetts college. I’m excited to bring my Suddenly Frugal and On the Cheap message to life, not in front of a TV camera but in front of an interactive audience.
The college has purchased bulk copies of Suddenly Frugal and will be giving one to each seminar participant.
During this seminar I’ll be talking about many of the topics I discuss in Suddenly Frugal, including:
- reviewing your bills so you can cut the fat
- shopping smart to get the most bang for your buck
- getting cash for their clutter (from Toss, Keep, Sell!)
- eating in/meal planning.
I’m also going to address some new topics in a hands-on way, such as discussing the pros and cons of banks versus credit unions, and walking participants through online bill pay (I need to figure out how to “gray” out my personal information when I do that demo on the computer). This way they’ll never again have to worry about paying a late fee because they lost an important bill in a pile of junk mail.
Part of the seminar will include suggested websites to visit to further improve your financial fitness. Of course, I’ll recommend Suddenly Frugal, including following me on Twitter, but here are some others I’m adding to my list:
Are there additional websites you think are worth reading–for those looking to learn more about being smart about money? What are some of your favorites?
Finally, the seminar will include a lengthy Q&A session. That’s the part I’m really looking forward to–much like when I give gifts and etiquette advice to people who write to me. I can’t wait to hear what kinds of questions participants will be asking me.
Let me know if you have any suggestions for making my seminar more robust and/or if you work for or know of an organization that might want to bring me in as a speaker. You can always refer folks to my TV appearances so they can see that I’m not an ogre and know how to speak in front of an audience. (FYI, my updated TV highlights reel is coming soon!)