My excitement and nervous energy are building up. I am going to my first self-help seminar, in Japanese. First, I have to celebrate the fact that I found the seminar at the Financial Academy. I was flipping through ジャピオン, the local NYC free paper for the Japanese community, and was able to figure out that the seminar is designed to address the following issues:
Money Cultivation Course (Japanese Link)
“Who this course is for people who”:
- Even though they try each month, can’t save money
- Want to learn how to save, use, and increase their money
- Want results for their learning in a powerful two hour course
- Want to learn to save money in a relaxed manner.
- Want to learn how to save $300 a month towards investments.
- Want to learn how to save $100,000 in five years
- Want to learn how to speak to their partners about money and the future
- Want to study a money course that has been attended by over 140,000 people
“The reason you don’t know how to cultivate money is not your fault. Here are the top reasons”:
- They don’t teach money cultivation in the schools
- There is a tendency to talk about money being “dirty”
- Without knowing about expenditures, investments, and income you cannot draw you “Money Map.”
“What you will Learn at the Financial Academy”:
- How to speak freely and comfortably about money, the economy, and investments
- How to manage your investments while breathing freely
- How to plan for having your own home
- How to breakthrough your financial worries
I’m not endorsing the course, but just by registering and reading the online materials, I feel like I’ve already gotten my $20 worth. (Also, I heartily support anyone who teaches people to take control of their financial lives, as long as its done in an ethical manner.) Plus, early registrants like me will get a free book. It looks like their will be a lot of overheads and visuals so my kanji skills will help. Of course, I can’t carry on a conversation in Japanese (yet!) so I am nervous about probably being the only non-Japanese person there.
As they say, I will keep you posted!