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Calgarian Mustashian

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Spreading the Word - Advice Needed
« on: February 27, 2018, 03:27:06 PM »
Hi fellow Mustashians,

I'm going to be attending a conference for lawyers on "Mastering Personal Finances". I'm attending out of interest to see what passes for common knowledge in the finance industry these days and hope to get a few good tips, but I also want to try and spread some wisdom about getting one's spending into line.

Lawyer are, generally, bad with money. Even my half-baked, not all that badass version of Mustachianism kicks the shit out of about 99% of the other people in my profession.

So my question is, how would you to approach spreading the word in such a setting? The people attending are going to be the most likely to benefit from a little MMM wisdom, but I've found it tough to talk people about spending as you can easily come off as criticizing their life choices. Rather than gloat about my savings rate I'd prefer to say something that makes a positive impact on those in attendance. Any suggestions/tactics you have found helpful?

Link to the program event description can be found here:

https://www.lesaonline.org/product/mastering-personal-finances-calgary/

Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 03:50:06 PM by Calgarian Mustashian »

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Re: Spreading the Word - Advice Needed
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 04:38:42 PM »

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Re: Spreading the Word - Advice Needed
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 07:55:28 PM »
It’s tough to get people on board without looking at you weird, but I still talk about it all the time. :)

I always tell people that I’m doing this “retire early” thing where you save a bunch of money and then do what you want with your life. If they seem interested I point them to the first 5 posts in the mmm site and tell them to see if they like it.

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Re: Spreading the Word - Advice Needed
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 06:51:13 AM »
if you are going to spread the word about FIRE you need to be on the panel. Obviously not this panel. But maybe approach the organizers about a FIRE panel. You would probably need at least an outline of a speakers plan. This might not be super popular with managing partners though. Gotta keep the monkeys grinding away and all.