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LIVE ON-LINE EVENT: Managing Finances With A College Student

I recently had the opportunity to teach parents of incoming college students about how to “manage finances with their college student.” I am honored to say that the talk was extremely well received, and the parents gave incredible feedback.

This made me think of you, the readers of this blog. Chances are pretty high that you either have a college student, will have one some day, or you know someone who has one in their household right now.

Because of this, I’ve made the decision to teach this powerful content “FREE OF CHARGE” in a LIVE ON-LINE EVENT on Thursday, August 8th, at 8:00 PM Eastern (7:00 PM Central).

If you have a college student in your life, you don’t want to miss this great opportunity. Here are just some of the subjects that will be covered:

  • Importance of budgeting
  • Credit scores
  • How to handle credit and debt
  • How to manage student loans
  • Establishing clear financial arrangements with your student
  • Plus much more!

Here are the details:

  • DATE  Thursday, August 8th
  • TIME  8:00 PM Eastern Time
  • WHERE  On-line live event
  • COST  It’s free!

Space is extremely limited, so be sure to reserve your place now by clicking the link below. Once you register, you’re spot will be reserved and the link for the live on-line event will be sent to you. You will also receive a reminder just before the event goes live.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Financial Learning Experience Heads To Lifepoint Church – Fredericksburg, VA

I am FIRED UP to be at Lifepoint Church in Fredericksburg, VA this weekend!!!

On the agenda:

  • Meet the fantastic team of people who make up the Lifepoint ministry team!
  • Train a ton of financial coaches
  • Teach during weekend services
  • Help a bunch of people gain freedom as I teach the Financial Learning Experience
  • Watch IWBNIN’s newest team member, Matt, participate in his first weekend on the road

It sounds like there are going to be HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of people at the Financial Learning Experience – but there is room for YOU – register HERE.

WORDLE: I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Book

There is a new tool I have discovered on the Interwebs called Wordle.   You can plug in a bunch of text, and Wordle will produce a word picture for it.

I took the entire text of I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. and plugged it in and Wordle produced the following picture:

Awesome!   The words “Money”, “Budget”, “Debt”, “Month”, and “Insurance” all stand out to me.

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Upcoming Schedule

I am passionate about helping people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances.   It is because I firmly believe that when people are financially free, they are much more likely to go do EXACTLY what they have been put on Earth to do!   Chances are that you believe the same since you are a reading this blog!   I am so blessed to be given the opportunity to speak and teach at so many locations throughout the nation, and it looks like Fall 2010 will be the busiest yet!   Below are the scheduled events, and we are nailing down the dates on several more.

I would be honored to have the opportunity to speak and teach at your church or business – just fill out the contact form HERE to get started!

July 24, 2010   FCE First Baptist Simpsonville Simpsonville, SC

July 25, 2010   Speaking First Baptist Simpsonville Simpsonville, SC

July 25, 2010     FLE First Baptist Simpsonville Simpsonville, SC

August 3, 2010     FLE Grace Church Kingsport, TN

August 11, 2010 Speaking   Stewardship Challenge Minneapolis, IN at Pentecostals Of The World Conference

July 23, 2010 Speaking   Palmetto Christian Business Network Greenville, SC

September 18, 2010 FCE Messiah Lutheran Church Midlands, MI

September 19, 2010   Speaking Messiah Lutheran Church Midlands, MI

September 19, 2010   FLE Messiah Lutheran Church Midlands, MI

September 26, 2010   Speaking   NewSpring Church Anderson Campus Anderson, SC

September 27, 2010   FLE NewSpring Church – Campus, SC

September 28, 2010   FLE NewSpring Church – Campus, SC

September 29, 2010   FLE NewSpring Church – Campus, SC

September 30, 2010   FLE NewSpring Church – Campus, SC

October 16, 2010   FCE Lifepoint Church Fredericksburg, VA

October 17, 2010   Speaking   Lifepoint Church Fredericksburg, VA

October 17, 2010     FLE Lifepoint Church Fredericksburg, VA

October 22, 2010 FCE Messiah Lutheran Church Midlands, MI

October 23, 2010   Speaking Messiah Lutheran Church Midlands, MI

October 23, 2010   FLE Messiah Lutheran Church Midlands, MI

All I can say is, “I can’t believe I get to do life-changing work for a living!”

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Speaking Schedule For Next Two Weeks

I was excited to be able to speak to a class at Tri-County Technical College last week and a class at Westside High School the week before!   I used materials from my latest book, What Everyone Should Know About Money Before They Enter The Real World.   It is our team’s passion to equip young people with practical tools and training that allows them to maximize their financial potential and avoid making financial mistakes.   At Westside, I was also able to talk about the importance of continual learning.   It was a joy to be able to speak to such a great group of young people!

Our team is PUMPED about the upcoming two weeks.   If you are in the general area of these events, we would love to see you there!

April 14, 2010   FLE Liberty University School of Law Lynchburg, VA

April 16, 2010   FLE Bethel Cleveland Cleveland, OH

April 17, 2010   FCE Bethel Cleveland Cleveland, OH

April 18, 2010   Speaking   Bethel Cleveland Cleveland, OH

April 24, 2010   FCE Crosspoint Church Fishers, IN

April 25, 2010   FLE Crosspoint Church Fishers, IN

April 28, 2010   Speaking Stewardship Challenge Sacramento, CA

April 28, 2010   Speaking (Breakout Session)   Thrive Conference Sacramento, CA

To book the IWBNIN for an event at your business, school, or church contact us HERE.

Colwood Church and Upcoming Events This Week

The I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. team had a GREAT time this weekend at Colwood Church (Pastor Jonathan Herron) in Caro, MI!   We were able to train four financial coaches/counselors, speak during both morning services, teach the Financial Learning Experience to the adults and What Everyone Should Know About Money Before They Enter THE REAL WORLD to the youth.   What an amazing response we had!   I am so dumbfounded that we get to do this life-changing work for a living!!!

Here is the event schedule for this week and upcoming weekend:

March 3, 2010   FLE SE Conf of SDA   Patmos Chapel Worship Center Winter Park, FL

March 4, 2010 Unleash Conference NewSpring Church Anderson, SC

March 6, 2010   FCE New Life Center Bridgeton, MO

March 7, 2010   FLE New Life Center Bridgeton, MO

March 8, 2010   FLE NewSpring Church – Florence Campus

March 9, 2010   FLE NewSpring Church – Anderson Campus

March 10, 2010   FLE NewSpring Church – Columbia Campus

March 11, 2010   FLE NewSpring Church – Greenville Campus

We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!

See the entire schedule HERE.

So Grateful!

I am so PUMPED about what is happening through this crusade to help others accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances!   In just January alone, our team was able to:

  • Teach 7 Financial Learning Experiences
  • Teach 4 Financial Counseling Experiences
  • Deliver 10 Money Messages
  • Tape 8 Messages for the IWBNIN Group Study

Our team is honored to have been able to partner with so many great people and churches to teach practical financial principles.   We are grateful for the opportunity to invest in so many lives.

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Savings Workshop – Mooresville, NC

The Saving Freak is teaching the Savings Workshop in Mooresville, NC on Monday, November 23rd.

This workshop will teach people how to save money on nearly everything they buy including groceries, dining out, insurance, on-line shopping, department store shopping, travel, and much more!   The average attendee will save more than $125/month by applying the tips taught during this class.

Cost: $10

Register: Click HERE

Where: Charles Mack Citizen Center – Merchant Room

When: Monday, November 23, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Seating is limited to 100 people total – so reserve your ticket today!

Demand A DEAL!

Back when I was B-R-O-K-E, I always paid retail price for nearly everything.   It was one of the key reasons we were broke.

Now, I am always looking for a deal because it MAXIMIZES every dollar I earn.   Over the past year, I have been blown away by how much money can be saved on groceries by using coupons and matching them with discounted products.

Here are some of my recent shopping trips (I shared these real-time on Twitter):

  • Publix   Bill: $36.15   Paid: $12.95
  • Bloom   Bill: $45.60   Paid: $14.13
  • Bloom   Bill: $60.95   Paid: $17.73
  • Publix   Bill: $29.74   Paid: $8.13
  • Publix   Bill: $35.00   Paid: $11.00

It does take about one extra hour a week to prepare for my shopping trip, but it is WORTH IT!   I am using lists from The Grocery Freak, Southern Saver, and Coupon Mom.

Here is an example that I had today at Publix.   I bought Blueberry Special K cereal because it was BOGO (buy one, get one free).   Publix does not force me to purchase two of the items – it is really 50% off.   Instead of $3.99, the product became $1.99.   I had a $1 off coupon.   That made the box of cereal 75% off – $0.99!   You CAN do this!   Maximize your money!

Our team (specifically – The Saving Freak) has developed a workshop called the Saving Freak Workshop that we are taking throughout the nation over the next year.   It shows people how to save money on nearly everything they buy.   If you are interested in having this class at your business, community center, chamber of commerce, or church – CONTACT our team HERE.   There are several spots still available in the next month and a half!

FYI – We are hosting our own event in Mooresville, NC on 11/23/2009 at 6:30PM.

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Savings Workshop – Greenville, SC – THURSDAY

Just two days left until the savings workshop takes place in Greenville.     There are still a few slots left for anyone who wants to use the coupon code HALF and register for only $5 instead of $10.   It is going to be a great time where you can learn the methods I use all the time to save money on just about anything I buy.   The Saving Freak/Grocery Freak will be leading this money saving class!

Here is what I know.   If you apply the tools taught in the Savings Workshop, you will save more than $1,000/year!   You will learn how to save money on groceries, dining out, travel, cell phone service, on-line shopping, shopping at department stores, insurance, and many more items.   It will definitely help you save on your Christmas shopping that you haven’t started yet.   To sign up just go to the registration page and make sure to use the code HALF to get half off the regular price.

Savings Workshop – Auburn, AL

The Saving Freak/Grocery Freak will be teaching the I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Savings Workshop will be in Auburn, Alabama on Tuesday, November 10!

If you live in the area and want to learn how to “save money on nearly everything you buy”, make plans to be there!

Find out more and register HERE.

Saving Money On Groceries AND Upcoming Workshop

I have been saving a TON of money on groceries for the past several months.   I have saved the money using COUPONS!

Here are the websites I have been using:

The IWBNIN team is offering a new workshop that we are taking to communities that not only teaches you how to save money on groceries, but on nearly everything you buy – including travel, restaurants, phone service, shopping, insurance and many more!   The NEXT workshop is in Greenville, SC on November 5th – you can learn more and REGISTER HERE.   If you are interested in hosting a workshop, contact our team HERE.

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(It’s free!)

Upcoming Events

I am FIRED UP about the upcoming month!   We are going to be able to help a ton of people become financially free – that is what this is all about.   Check out the upcoming events below – we would love to see you at one of them!

October 15, 2009 The Master’s Touch – Orlando, FL

October 17 – 18, 2009 Emmanuel Wesleyan Church – Salisbury, MD

  • October 17, 2009   Financial Counseling Experience
  • October 18, 2009   Speaking 10:30AM Service
  • October 18, 2009   Financial Learning Experience 6PM – 8PM

October 24, 2009 Crossroads Church – Douglasville, GA

  • Financial Freedom Experience Conference   9AM – 4PM   Register by calling the church

October 24, 2009 NextLevel Church – Newington, NH   (Taught by IWBNIN team member – Mark Asbell)

  • Financial Freedom Experience Conference 9AM – 3PM   REGISTER

October 25, 2009 Revolution Church – Canton, GA

  • Speaking 8:30AM; 10:00AM; 11:30AM services
  • IWBNIN Savings Workshop 4PM – 6PM   REGISTER

October 31 – November 1, 2009 Cornerstone Church – Auburn, AL

  • October 31, 2009   Financial Counseling Experience
  • November 1, 2009   Speaking 8:30AM; 10:00AM; 11:30AM Service
  • November 1, 2009   Financial Learning Experience 6PM – 8PM   More Info

November 5, 2009 Brutontown Community Center – Greenville, SC

  • I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Savings Workshop   REGISTER

November 9, 2009 New Psalmist Baptist Church – Baltimore, MD

  • Stewardship Challenge (speaking along with Dr. John C. Maxwell, Rick Campbell and Bishop Walter Thomas)

November 14 – 15, 2009 Cross Roads Church – De Motte, IN

YES!   This is what this crusade is all about.   We are   HONORED, HUMBLED, and FIRED UP to be able to partner with so many great churches and organizations.

I would love to partner with your church, business, or non-profit organization to provide PRACTICAL and RELEVANT teaching on personal finances.   If you are interested, we still have a few dates left in 2009.   Contact our team HERE to begin the conversation!

I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Book Signing/Seminar

The I Was Broke. Now I'm Not. Book Signing/Seminar is coming to Anderson, SC this coming Wednesday, October 7th – have you registered?

Participants will learn:

  • How to prepare a written spending plan (budget) that actually works!
  • Strategies for achieving debt freedom
  • How to save money on nearly everything you buy – including groceries, restaurants, insurance, shopping on-line, entertainment, phone service, and many more!

Class Materials include:

  • Seminar materials
  • One signed copy of I Was Broke. Now I'm Not. per ticket (one per individual or household ticket)

Space is limited so REGISTER right away!

I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. SEMINAR

I am PUMPED about a new seminar that the I Was Broke. Now I'm Not. team is rolling out.  The first time we are going to teach it is in Anderson, SC!

It is going to be different from any other class we teach and is focused on saving money RIGHT NOW.

Here are some details.

  • Every ticket purchased will receive a signed copy of I Was Broke. Now I'm Not.
  • You might just get a preview of my new book that is releasing in November
  • First 40 minutes:  I will be teaching how to budget and become debt free
  • Last 80 minutes:  My team and I will be teaching proven methods for how to save money on nearly everything you buy.  This includes how to save money on:
    • Insurance
    • Cell Phone
    • Home Phone
    • Cable
    • Internet
    • Groceries
    • Anything purchased on-line
    • Restaurants
    • Search engines
    • And many more!
  • The Saving Freak will be there.

Tickets are very limited – we have 100 tickets available for this event.  If you want to come, I recommend signing up right away HERE.

See you there!

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