My Money, My Choices
Tune into The Current on CBC radio tomorrow when I’ll be hosting a special edition on money.
Imagine a world where you understand your money. It’s a place where you can make good decisions about what you’ll do with your hard-earn dollars because you have a clear set of goals. You know what’s important to YOU. You’ve made good choices. You feel like you’re in control of your money and your life.
Tomorrow I launch My Money, My Choices. I’m very excited and proud to be able to offer this financial literacy program to anyone who wishes to “walk the walk.”
There’s been a lot of talk, but very little has been made available to help people actually DO what’ necessarys to manage their money differently. And that’s what sets My Money, My Choices apart. It’s about taking action.
I believe that most of what you need to know to be financially healthy is already in your head. But you have to DO something with it. So My Money, My Choices is designed to help you help yourself.
Loads of people have difficulty going it alone. It’s so easy to fall off the track. And sometimes there’s something that we just don’t quite understand how to do. We need help. But whom can we trust?
Each other, that’s who! That’s My Money, My Choices a community based program. You can define a community — your Tribe — as any group of people with a common interest: your place of worship, your school, your book club, knitting group or hockey team.
The website, mymoneymychoices.com provides the steps you will take to journey to a better place. As you improve, you’ll acknowledge those improvements to keep your momentum. You’ll give and receive feedback from your Tribe (you can keep your personal information “personal” but you’ll share your knowledge and skills). And you’ll contribute to your community’s financial wellbeing by teaching fellow Tribe members what you’ve learned.
My Money, My Choices is a Learn One, Teach One system. When you complete Level 1 of the program, you are asked to help a new person learn the ropes. As people move to each next level, they become teachers to the next group in the program. This reinforces the learning and spreads the net wider.
November is Financial Literacy Month and in support I’ve created 30 blogs that focus on building a solid financial foundation. I hope you enjoy them. I hope you learn something new. And I hope you’ll help to spread the word about My Money, My Choices.
I’ve built this website from my own resources. It will carry no advertising. I need every voice available to spread the word about the program. And I need those of you who are well along the path to help family, friends, co-workers and anyone else in your community to take the first steps on their own journey.
Together we can finally make “financial literacy” more than just words.