Yesterday I wrote about three 30-day challenges that can help you start forming new habits, and I recently learned about one more.
MyMoneyCircles is offering a four-week personal finance boot camp, starting on January 9. The site aims to combine expert money-management advice with social circles to make success quick and easy.
Leading the boot camp is The Money Coach, nationally known personal finance expert and New York Times best-selling author Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, who teaches people nationwide how to achieve their financial dreams.
Is this right for you?
According to the website, the goal is for participants in MyMoneyCircles to kick their financial security up a notch, whether your goal is to save more money, reduce debt, or improve some other specific area of your finances.
The MyMoneyCircles community includes the following:
- Moms and dads striving to save for their kids' college education
- Couples planning for a wedding or trying to buy a home
- Individuals needing to improve their credit rating
- People who want to have a comfortable retirement
- Employees and entrepreneurs seeking more financial peace of mind
MyMoneyCircles is for “anyone who is serious about making positive financial changes.”
What are the benefits?
The boot camp offers participants the following:
- A proven, step-by-step program
- Tactical advice to help you meet your financial goals
- Practical ideas and community tips that make succeeding easier
- An action-oriented game plan to get fast results
- The ongoing support you need to achieve financial stability
The goal is to give you “more of what you want (more money, greater savings, and increased financial well-being) and less of what you don't want (less debt, financial stress, anxiety, and worry).”
How does it work?
Each weeklong, online boot camp focuses on a specific financial topic addressing common economic challenges. The first four boot camp guides cover the following topics:
- Saving money
- Managing credit and debt wisely
- Protecting your family and assets
- Planning for the future
In addition, all boot camps involve the following core activities:
- Assess: You'll start each boot camp by taking a 10-question quiz that will tell you about your personal financial condition in that week's topic.
- Learn: You'll learn the nuts and bolts about a topic through daily e-mails, online advice and articles, and Q&A with The Money Coach.
- Act: You'll be challenged to step up your game: no procrastination, no excuses.
- Share: A key element of MyMoneyCircles is that you can anonymously share your new wisdom and experiences with others — offering as much or as little detail as you'd like. You can even join predefined Circles, such as the “Save more for my kids' college Circle” or the “Reduce credit card debt Circle” to get to know like-minded people who share your specific goals.
- Advance: This segment of the boot camp provides you with additional knowledge, resources, or advice about a financial topic, allowing you to continue learning at your own pace, whenever it's convenient for you.
Registration is free, but the boot camp kicks off on January 9, so head over to MyMoneyCircles if you're looking for a financial challenge!
Author: April Dykman
As a freelance writer, editor, and blogger, April Dykman specialized in personal finance, real estate, and entrepreneurship topics. Her work has been featured on MSNBC, Fox Business, Forbes, MoneyBuilder, Yahoo! Finance, Lifehacker, and The Consumerist. Now she does direct response copywriting but, in her free time, April is a wannabe chef, a diehard Italophile, and a recovering yogi.