POSTED BY June 9, 2010 COMMENTS (36)ON
It has been an excellent journey so far and we have to 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 levels and also want to join this “Jagoinvestor” movement and help to spread financial literacy. So we will group meets in different cities (Read Update). We will start from Bangalore first as I am in Bangalore. Later we will extend it to all the major cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkatta etc.
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 let’s kick off this idea fast :). I am sure we will have 15-20+ each place :). 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 the Bay Area in the 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.
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This will be an informal meet which will start from the cafe’s or odd places and later we can think about how to formalize 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 the 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) so that everyone can join. In the start we will start this only in Bangalore (with me leading all the meets) and let’s see how this whole stuff goes, we can then take up this group meet idea to other cities once the 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”
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.
Will do that
Great Initiative! thanks for putting this together. Have registered for the group meet. let me know when u plan to start.
We will soon do it in Bangalore
I stay in cooke town (near banaswadi main road).
Am from Bangalore , i had registered for the group meet. Kindly inform us for bangalore meet details.
Sure , we will let you know when we plan for it :0 , where are you in bangalore ?
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.
Thanks for your kinds words , I hope you enjoy here .
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.
Yup, I got your points 🙂 . We will not let Mis-selling happen , however selling is fine 🙂
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 …..
yea .. I am sure no one can missell at least in the meets 🙂 . Even if a person is not a reader of this blog , a person should always do good amount of research first .
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 🙁
We will meet somewhere in FC road area only in afternoon .
I have answered your questions .
This is a great initiative. I guess, in Bangalore (the city of gardens), a garden could be a good place to meet?
Garden is a good idea 🙂 . which one , cubbon ?
Any garden is fine, as long as it is not raining 🙂
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 )
Great, thanks for suggestion , Where is your registration ? I cant see your name and id in the registration area ? Did you register ?
aother option is to have Webinar so everyone can join.
Yes thats an options, will do that sure , but thats the next step , Can you share good options , websites etc to do webinar ?
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.
My bad, its weekend only man 🙂 , no one will come on “weekday” , it was a typo from my side 🙂
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 🙂
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.
🙂 . 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 🙂 . Do you know of other readers there ?
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.
Sure . Drag them to Jagoinvestor , we will make them readers 🙂
What should be ideal duration for meeting ?
I think it shud be I dont care as its a Weekend…. [:D]
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 .
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. 🙂
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 – Indian Robert Kiyosaki 🙂
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).
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.
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 .