Friday, March 24, 2017

Need a financial tribe?

If you want to be financially literate, you should be immersed in an environment where everyone is talking about it constantly. Some wise men did say that if you want to find out the character of a person, you just need to look at 3 of his closest friends. We're the average of the 3 persons we talk to most frequently.

Being in a group of like minded individuals allows you to be completely immersed in an environment that will saturate your mind with the things you want most to learn about. There are times when I was 'addicted' to games and will devour any and every material related to that game, like the faq guides, the hacks and the secret areas. All of it. This saturation of mind allows maximum absorption of new materials and the constant contact of people who are also like that makes everyone more involved due to the shared activities and interaction.

If you don't have such a group formed offline among people you already know, there is a recent Facebook group formed for such a purpose, titled aptly "BIGS World - Build Wealth, Live a Good Life". Some of the prominent financial bloggers are already in, and you can ask questions, share articles and learn from the comments shared among like minded individuals. After joining the group, my facebook feeds are not longer so saturated with watches, hand bags and food pics, but more about those good hard questions and thought provoking articles that we find awkward to talk to others, and that are specially curated by people who are of the same frequency as me.

However, if you're looking for stocks tips, FA write ups or TA stock charts, this group isn't for such posts. In fact, this group is not solely about money. Wealth encompasses a lot more things than just finance, so expect to see more sharing on healthy living and personal growth as an individual. You want to be in a nice community where there are people who are above your level whom you can emulate, people who are of the same level as you but doing better than you, and people who are below your level but are doing things better than you did when you're at that level. It will be hard not to grow as an individual.

If you're looking for people to talk and discuss about personal finances, or just topics about personal growth that you know will be yawn inducing to your peers or colleagues, consider joining BIGS World. This is the closest thing to a community of financially conscious individuals you can get locally.


Singapore Man of Leisure said...



I didn't know Facebook page also can "lelong" one?

Unintelligent Nerd said...

Hi LP,

Good initiative! I have a feeling that somewhere down the road, it'll turn into a business venture.

la papillion said...


Haha, good things must share :) These days everything also have 'social' element in it, like social trading, social why not social wealth building :)

I genuinely believes in the goodness of it :)

la papillion said...

Hi UN,

Not started by me though, it's started by others but I'm just riding along it, helping to manage the group a bit. I like such stuff; this kind of work suits me to a T. I'm doing my own reading anyway, so this sort of networking among people of the same freq where pple share and care is my cup of tea :)

There's already some sort of venture already. They had some talks here and there, organised by Bigscribe, but this is just a platform for people to interact, not a platform to mine for emails and contacts :)

Finance Smiths said...
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Finance Smiths said...

I'm liking the topics being discussed on the Facebook page. Find myself providing comments and reading comments from others often. Good way to shares ideas and perspectives in an open manner!

la papillion said...

Hi Finance smiths,

Yeah, good to see you around there :) I also find myself reading and giving comments to a variety of issues, so can accelerate the learning process :)

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