Why aren’t there personal finance shows for the general public?
This is my most recent random thought. Surely, if you are a fellow pf blogger, you must have wondered the same thing. Or did I now just make you go “hmmmm….I wonder why not?”
When I say show, I’m referring to a show like the Home and Garden Show or the Wedding show. You know, the shows that run for the whole weekend, you buy tickets to get in, walk around and get ideas, listen to professionals give their advice and hopefully you end up with a ton of free samples, depending on what type of show it is.
Obviously there is FinCon and the Canadian Personal Finance Conference, which is a phenomenal concept, but it seems only geared to people in the finance industry and personal finance bloggers. I have yet to go to one, but I’ve decided that my goal this year is to attend the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. In this day and age, with so many people in debt, struggling to get out of debt, make ends meet, save for retirement, you would think a show like this for the regular everyday folk? Aside from the wonderful Gail Vaz Oxlade, I highly doubt the majority knows much about the personal finance world, reads personal finance blogs or has even heard of personal finance conferences.
But they are the ones that need this type of show the most.
Sure these shows may start off small, as many things do, but who knows? Maybe they’ll grow into something HUGE and then every major city will have their own personal finance show. Then more people will have the opportunity to attend a personal finance show and feel more empowered about their finances. They will have access to a ton of resources and hear amazing stories from local personal finance bloggers. It will be the show where you can bring your not so financially savvy friends and family.
There are a ton of books and blogs out there about personal finance. But maybe we need to reach other even further and on a BIGGER level to the general public. Many of them view personal finance as boring or private. I don’t think I could ever have a conversation with my friends and family about finances. They don’t seem to feel the same way I do. With these shows, we can make personal finance the complete opposite. We can get people to see personal finance the way we see it.
And of course, there will be a ton of free stuff, because who doesn’t like free stuff? 😉
I’m hoping in the future that a show like this will exist because the general public needs to hear about it.
Do you think there should be personal finance shows for the general public? Why or why not? Or maybe they already exist and I just don’t know about it??