The following blog post is part of the The Road to Financial Wellness Blog Tour. Over a period of 30 days, the Phroogal team will go to 30 locations to raise awareness about financial empowerment. Today they will be in Denver! Our goal is to help people learn about money by starting the conversation. We understand that local conversations can help bring about national awareness.
As we’ve promoted all week, the Road to Financial Wellness stops in Denver today. Register now, then come by Galvanize between 4 PM and 7 PM today for a great discussion about your money and how to best make it work for you. Because money discussions are often family discussions and this Sunday is Father’s Day, bring dad with you.
As Jason Vitug of Phroogal.com says, “The Road to Financial Wellness is a cross-country grassroots and social media experiment to turn local money discussions into a national conversation on financial well-being. The mission is an unprecedented attempt to participate in 30 events in 30 locations in 30 days with a goal of recording and sharing real money conversations to inspire others in taking control of their financial lives and live their dream lifestyles.”
As we’ve shared extensively, our road to financial wellness started about ten years ago when we lived in a friends basement apartment. We were two thirty-something financial services professionals who barley had two nickels to rub together and more debt than investments. David was nickel-and-diming himself and John made dramatical purchases. Between the two of us, we had over $51,000 worth of credit card debt.
The best thing we ever did was stop the madness and get our financial home in order. We paid off our debt in two and a half years and now use what we’ve learned from our professional and personal lives to help others reach their definition of financial success. All of that, of course, started with a conversation between two people.
If you’re not in Denver this Friday and want to take part in the national conversation, don’t fret. The Road to Financial Wellness will stop in 11 more cities by the time it ends in Los Angeles, CA. Find a city near you or near where you’re visiting and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to kick start your personal finance improvement.