I started foundered last year to help people better understand money and to build wealth. I always said that if I can help one person better their financial position, that’s good enough. But the more I speak to, the better.
Please note the event happened on Tuesday 12th September. But the live recording is available below.
As of last week, over 100,000 people have read my words and over 185,000 have watched my videos. In the scheme of things, these are incredibly small numbers and really just vanity metrics at best. Yet I receive dozens of messages a week from people thanking me for my efforts or asking questions they hope I can further answer. And I do. And this means a lot.
Being a content creator is often a one-sided endeavour and you really only get a response from the extremes. Those who love your content and those who don’t. And I get it. My content isn’t for everyone, and that’s ok.
But I’ll continue to do so because quite frankly, I really enjoy it.
If you’re new here, foundered focuses on 4 main pillars of content.
- Earning more
- Spending less
- Retiring early
And it’s primarily targeted at those in their 30s or early 40s. Because that’s who I am and who I can talk directly to, sharing my own experience and knowledge. While I hope I can communicate confidently on the majority of topics, it’d be arrogant of me to think I know everything.
The reality is that I am a lifelong learner and many articles I write require me to further understand the topic beyond what I already know. And that’s a fantastic way to spend my retirement. When we stop learning we start dying.
I write personal finance content and I talk about it daily. Because of this, it’s very easy to fall into a thought process of believing everyone talks about money all the time.
Yet personal finance isn’t widely understood and in many people’s lives, it’s ignored. Until it can’t be.
Generally, people know they should pay off their debt and that one day they’ll live off their pension. But how they plan for this and actually do it are scantily known.
Over the past 10 months, one topic has been repeatedly noted in my discussions. Both from my personal financial coaching clients as well as those I speak to on and offline. And that’s investing.
Many of you reading this will be avid investors. Yet many won’t. And until you start investing, it’s scary. Language is used to gatekeep and stop us from investing. There’s also a significant barrier to entry and that is, the potential to lose our hard-earned money.
Investing is gambling, right?
If you come from a childhood household like mine, investing was akin to gambling. And you stayed away from it at all costs. Because you will lose money. And I’m not alone when I say this.
Many people I speak to, many avid savers have a significant fear or anxiety about investing. Yet, when I work through the steps of doing so and help them understand investing even just a little bit better, their expression towards it noticeably changes.
In my opinion, you can’t save your way to wealth. Well, you can, but it’s a whole lot harder than putting your money to work for you through investing.
Free investing class for beginners
This Tuesday 12th September at 7.00 pm, I’m hosting my first free investing class for beginners. I’ve spent nearly 50 hours writing content and putting together this event and I want to provide an objective as possible discussion on investing as well as the how, why and where to put your money.
- My background
- Money anxiety
- Money mindset
- Saving versus investing
- Developing an investing mindset
- What accounts to invest in
- Index funds
- How to invest
- Buying your first investments with Vanguard
- Why fees matter
- Live Q&A
Very important note
I offer financial education, not advice. I am not a qualified financial advisor and will not provide personal recommendations regarding the characteristics, potential, worth, or appropriateness of any specific investment, transaction, investment strategy, or other related matters. Any discussions on particular investment products are solely for illustrative or educational purposes.
For very obvious legal reasons I cannot and will not be providing financial advice. This is something I steer very clear of in all my content.
Reserve your place in my free investing class
To reserve your place, please visit https://foundered.co.uk/free-investing-class/ and sign up there. Following that you’ll be sent the instructions and information on how to view and comment during the event.
Is the investing class for me?
Do you want to learn how to invest and make your money work for you? Or do you have money anxiety or worry holding you back from investing? Do you want to plan for your retirement or other financial goal?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you should definitely join me on the night. I’ll also be holding a live Q&A at the end, and I’ll do my best to answer as many questions as I can.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the night