Empower Your Financial Transformation with Money Clubs™
If you’ve ever set a big goal for yourself, you know how much it can help when you announce the goal to your friends and family…or better yet, recruit them to participate with you. Saying your goal out loud makes it feel more real, and once your family and friends know, they can help keep you honest. If a friend or family member joins you for the journey, you can each motivate and inspire each other.
This powerful concept is at the heart of the MoneyClub™,a simple program where women meet in small groups to empower each other to make better money decisions. A Money Club is all about bonding, sharing, educating, and supporting each other. It is also a great way for women to learn more about the many intricate aspects of money in a warm and supportive environment.
Money Clubs Are Growing In Popularity
We created the idea of the Money Club, and it has taken off like wildfire. Almost 3,000 women are members of a Money Club, with over 400 groups operating all over the world! Not bad, but our goal is to get one million women participating in local Money Clubs so that they can banish their money fears and make smart financial decisions that will allow them to enjoy a more stable and empowered life.
It is more critical than ever for women to take ownership of their money and become financially literate:
- According to the S. Census Bureau, 80% of the 12 million single parent families in the United States are headed by single mothers.
- In 2013, the average age of a first-time bride in the United States was 27. That’s up from age 23 in 1990.
- According to a report released by Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Marriage and Family Research in 2013, 15% of women in the S. are divorced or separated.
- The average life expectancy of a woman in the United States is 81.1 years. Life expectancy for S. men is 76.3 years.
What Are Money Clubs All About?
Every Money Club is a little different and will be influenced by the personality and the needs of the women in the group. We designed educational and discussion-oriented criteria for the meetings grouped into Money Zones. Just a few examples of Money Zones are:
- Fighting Money Fears
- Net Worth
- Credit Card Debt
- Retirement Planning
Each Money Zone includes a member discussion guide and a quiz that members can take to learn more about their challenges related to the topic. Groups are encouraged to work through the Money Zones that are the most relevant to the needs of their members. Some groups choose to start with more basic lessons, while others jump straight to more advanced topics.
Ready to Join a Money Club?
Money Clubs work best when they have a small, set membership. Most don’t advertise openings or actively recruit new members. If you want to join a Money Club in your area, you may want to ask around to see if any of your friends or acquaintances are part of a group.
A great idea is to start your own. You don’t need to be a financial planner or CPA to start a club. You won’t be required to teach any financial lessons or give complicated tax advice. In fact, we encourage each member to take a turn moderating the group using the guides provided for each Money Zone. All you need to start a club is a group of motivated, supportive women who want to improve their financial education and have fun doing it. The program itself is completely free, and all the Money Zone group guides are available RIGHT HERE.
There’s no need to wait around for someone to invite you into their Money Club. Start your own, and then tell us all about it on the MoneyClub
There you’ll find wonderful people who would love to answer any questions you have about Money Clubs or starting your own group.