Jagoinvestor Group meets every month

POSTED BY manish ON June 9, 2010 COMMENTS (36)

It has been an excellent journey so far and we have build a great community of readers who want to learn and understand the importance of personal finance. We have readers who are ready to learn much more if given a chance and they will if they are provided more support and platform. so whats next ? I have decided to take this blog to next level, so I have decided to form groups of enthusiastic people who are ready to learn at different level and also want to join this “Jagoinvestor” movement and help to spread financial literacy . So we will group meets at different cities (Read Update) . We will start from Bangalore first as I am in Banglaore. Later we will extend it to all the major cities in India like Mumbai , Delhi , Chennai ,Pune , Hydrabad , Ahmedabad , Kolkatta etc .

Update

As I will be in Pune this coming weekend (sat and sun) and in Mumbai one day (preferably saturday), We will start off these groups in Pune and Mumbai with whatever number we have, will choose one lead there and lets kick off this idea fast :). I am sure we will have 15-20+ each place šŸ™‚ . And we will start the group in Bangalore in July (as I will be in Bangalore only after June) .

Note : As there are many readers from Bay Area in US (Sunnyvale / San Fransisco / San Jose) . Readers there can also make the group (even 5 is ok) , I have included Bay Area in Registration form Below .

What will happen in these Meets ?

  • We will meet offline in person and build community which will share their knowledge , ideas about variety of topics which we discuss here on blog .
  • We will also cover one focused topic in form of presentation or session by any volunteer or expert in every meet, it can be for 30-60 min long .
  • Discuss various strategies to invest money in stock market (only after some meets , when more people are interested)
  • Discuss about various topics like how to make better Real estate deals, tipcs and tricks in investing which are not known generally to investors .
  • Build presentations and other content which can be shared back on blog to all the readers .
  • Take up some research topic and then brain storm on the idea and find out why’sĀ  and how’s (example , BUY OR RENT ? )
  • How to plan all major aspects of financial life in best way and be self dependent

Current Registrations

(Changes dynamically with every Entry)

Jagoinvestor Group meets every month

Any thing more ?

This will be an informal meets which will start from cafe;s or odd places and later we can think about how to formalise it more in a better way . There will be leads from each city who can take up the responsibilities , so that it can function independently . Each city will have main lead of the group who can be the main person in the group and take the responsibility of the meets. The meets will only be on weekends (2-3 hrs)Ā  so that everyone can join . In the start we will start this only in Bangalore (with me leading all the meets) and lets see how this whole stuff goes , we can then take up this group meet idea to other cities once situation permits and there are enough readers interested . Below is a registration form for registering yourself with jagoinvestor for these group meets , we will soon start these groups in all the cities once we get more than 10 interested people in any city . Please share your views and how we can make this concept a success .

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36 replies on this article “Jagoinvestor Group meets every month”

  1. Sachin says:

    Manish,

    I am from a small town. Nearest meeting point, Pune, is 4-5 hours drive away. Though I would like to attend the meetings, I am afraid I won’t be able to do so. Can you post videos / transcripts of your meets on your blog?

    Thank you for your blog.

    1. Sachin

      Will do that

      Manish

  2. Nitin says:

    Manish,

    Great Initiative! thanks for putting this together. Have registered for the group meet. let me know when u plan to start.

    Regards,
    Nitin

    1. Nitin

      We will soon do it in Bangalore

      Manish

  3. Nayak says:

    Manish,

    I stay in cooke town (near banaswadi main road).

  4. Nayak says:

    Manish,
    Am from Bangalore , i had registered for the group meet. Kindly inform us for bangalore meet details.

    1. Nayak

      Sure , we will let you know when we plan for it :0 , where are you in bangalore ?

      Manish

  5. Raja says:

    Hi Manish,

    First time to your blog and already liking it. Will be back for more. Will be glad to meet the group and learn and share/clarify so many of my financial doubts.

    Regards
    Raja

    1. Raja

      Thanks for your kinds words , I hope you enjoy here .

      Manish

  6. Nilesh says:

    Manish,

    It’s a good idea! Everyone will definitely get benefited out of these meetings for sure.

    One one request,
    Let’s avoid any mis-selling in such meetings in case any agent(s) also joins the meeting. However selling of any worth product by an agent is fine.

    good efforts

    nilesh

    1. Nilesh

      Yup, I got your points šŸ™‚ . We will not let Mis-selling happen , however selling is fine šŸ™‚

      Manish

      1. Pankaj Parashar says:

        Can any Agent dare to mis-sell in such a meet??
        because after being a jagoinvestor reader no one will go for any financial product without some research …..

        1. Pankaj

          yea .. I am sure no one can missell at least in the meets šŸ™‚ . Even if a person is not a reader of this blog , a person should always do good amount of research first .

          Manish

  7. Manish says:

    where in pune u r pllning a meet dis weekend ?

    I’m waiting for a reply to a question in how much MF one shld have article? I regularly check for reply but always my bad luck šŸ™

    1. Manish

      We will meet somewhere in FC road area only in afternoon .

      I have answered your questions .

      Manish

  8. NKanani says:

    Hi Manish,

    This is a great initiative. I guess, in Bangalore (the city of gardens), a garden could be a good place to meet?

    1. Nehal

      Garden is a good idea šŸ™‚ . which one , cubbon ?

      Manish

      1. NKanani says:

        Any garden is fine, as long as it is not raining šŸ™‚

  9. Nayak says:

    Manish…

    Great Initiative…this is something for which I was waiting…to share and learn about Investment… I am working in bangalore… and very much interested to join the weekend groups… if I can be any help let me know…

    (one suggestion , only after some of the successfull meet -in person- lets go for extra options like webinar & all )

    1. Nayak

      Great, thanks for suggestion , Where is your registration ? I cant see your name and id in the registration area ? Did you register ?

      Manish

  10. avs says:

    Hi Manish,
    aother option is to have Webinar so everyone can join.

    1. avs

      Yes thats an options, will do that sure , but thats the next step , Can you share good options , websites etc to do webinar ?

      Manish

  11. Vikas Sharma says:

    Am sure most of us are working / occupied during weekdays.
    Sunday seem best for such meetings and discussion. We work on Saturday’s hence to attend meeting, we’ll have to plan leave in advance, which may not be possible always.

    Anyways, wherever the meet, we’ll surely join.

    Further, i concur with suggestion of Rupali to post disucssed topics on this blog.

    Keep up the great work and looking forward to meeting all.

    Cheers

    1. Vikas

      My bad, its weekend only man šŸ™‚ , no one will come on “weekday” , it was a typo from my side šŸ™‚

      Manish

  12. Avi says:

    Manish

    I dont see any other option for USA in the location drop down
    other than san jose/sunnyvale
    Hum mid west walon se kya dushmani hai bhai šŸ™‚

    You should definitely post take aways and informative articles
    from these meetings on your blog for the benefit of those
    who aren’t able to participate in person.

    Its an excellent idea nevertheless and I hope it catches on
    and more people participate and share their knowledge and also
    learn from others in the process.

    Avi

    1. Avi

      šŸ™‚ . its all based on numbers , I can see a good amount of people reading from bay Area , so I included it , we need atleast some people from any given area . dont worry . We will do it for There also in coming months šŸ™‚ . Do you know of other readers there ?

      Manish

      1. Avi says:

        Manish

        I don’t know about any other readers of your blog in the immediate vicinity. But let me check if any of my acquaintances/colleagues/friends are interested in participating.

        Avi

        1. Avi

          Sure . Drag them to Jagoinvestor , we will make them readers šŸ™‚

          Manish

  13. Sathya says:

    What should be ideal duration for meeting ?
    I think it shud be I dont care as its a Weekend…. [:D]

    Cheers,
    Sathya

    1. Sathya

      I know , but everyone is different and have their own preferences and liking . Own schedules , We have to work in group and hence have to accept what works for everyone .

      I think 2-3 hours is ideal .Lets see how it goes .

      Manish

  14. Rupali says:

    Hi Manish,

    Its actually a great idea, one suggestion that can we post the same topics on this blog which will be discussed every time on Jagoinvestor monthly group meet, So that even someone missed this meet he/she can collect this through on blog. I mean you can even keep a separate space for the Jagoinvestor monthly group meet on the blog. So at least you will be able to know what can be done further to make it more convenient for readers.
    Keep it up and all the best. šŸ™‚

    1. Rupali

      Definately . We are going to do that for sure . We will have things captured in presentation or some one will have notes (short and simple) and we will post it every month . Will try to capture it on video and share with readers later .

      Manish

  15. Manish – Indian Robert Kiyosaki šŸ™‚

    Even he is having Rich Dad Clubs across the globe, where people meet & share their knowledge. Learn various aspects of personal finance through games (Cash Flow).

    Few Suggestions:

    People can even start from home – calling others for high tea. If not monthly, once in 2 months or quarterly.
    Members should be encouraged to bring their spouse & friends but this should be informed to organizer in well advance.
    Financial Planners/advisors/agents/bank & AMC employee should be strict no-no. It’s about general readers, I think you should add this question to registration form.

    All the best.

    1. Hemant

      Yea . I think the FP’s/agents etc will be out of this , there can be some exceptions after I makes sure that the there will be on conflict of interest and there will not be a self – promotion . Anyways If we find anyone breaking code of conduct, he will be out .

      Manish šŸ™‚

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