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An online FI Masterclass could be super rad
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:18:37 PM »
Been thinking about how cool it'd be if there was a FI Masterclass online taught by the top bloggers we all follow. I would have LOVED something like that when I started or to gift it to friends.

I made this spreadsheet with 10 FI bloggers I'd love to take a masterclass from (kinda like the Guatemala Chautauqua a few people go on each year).

I opened the doc so anyone can add stuff if any other's come to mind. 🤙

Would other's dig something like this?
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Re: An online FI Masterclass could be super rad
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 04:17:24 PM »
I don't think I'd be interested in attending it; as a long-time lurker on these forums, and relatively frugal person my whole life, I feel like I already know most of what I need to know at this point. Bbbbuuuuuuuutttt, I think it would be very useful for people who are just starting out. There would be a lot of value for newbies if you condense all of the main points from all of these bloggers into a single, organized, approachable presentation.

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Re: An online FI Masterclass could be super rad
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 07:16:21 PM »
I think its a great idea!

There are a lot of people in my world who have no idea what FI is and/or why I would be trying to do it. What a great resource to be able to point someone towards.


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Re: An online FI Masterclass could be super rad
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 07:57:17 PM »
I think that reading the blogs that appeal to you, watching the youtube videos, and my most important tip, reading comments and forums are 100x more valuable than a big name class would be. When I went to CMTO/CMC, my most valuable FI learning experiences came from talking in between sessions to people closer or further to FI than I am. There's also a questionable joke that for the big FI bloggers, starting a successful FI blog unretired them or sustains them in ER, or is a key strategy piece. I don't think it's always true, but I think that a lot of the non-blogging LEAN-FIRE people I met were more relatable to me, and could give specific understanding and advice for my situation.

I'm quite sure that some people WOULD pay for your online masterclass. But I'm not sure if you could produce it at a cost that would be fair to someone still in a consumerist mindset and looking for help. If you do, I suggest a disclaimer like Ramit Sethi's where he provides 90% of his content free, and won't sell his courses to people in debt. In my experience a Masterclass online seems to be in the high hundreds to mid thousands. I would be sick recommending that to a friend, even if I followed it and was happy.

If you're looking for an entry-level product, @monstermonster created this: With prices ranging from $5 for an ebook to $39/$89 I bought it to share with some of my hair on fire friends, and have recommended it (and other great resources like Gail Vaz-Oxlade's books) to my higher income hair on fire friends. I also tend to send them links to blog articles by MMM about how much you need to retire, inspirational stories about people buying houses or becoming nomads or taking extreme measures to pay off debt. I usually include a disclaimer about finding x part of the article nuts, but if you look at the general principle, maybe we CAN do this.


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Re: An online FI Masterclass could be super rad
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 01:56:12 PM »

All of these guys have dozens/hundreds of articles out there already, for free, on their blogs.

The idea of getting a bunch of bloggers who's core message is, "You don't have to spend money on XYZ to be happy" to convince a bunch of suckers to spend money for XYZ content/ideas that is out there for free is...I dunno?   

If anybody is dumb enough to spend money on it, I don't think they have great odds of getting FI'd.