Abraham Lincoln once said, "The best way to predict the future is to create it."
Last weekend, a friend invited me to attend IMG's Gala Night and Whole Day Training at Mall Of Asia SMX Convention Center. But honestly, I'm not get used to attending conventions like that, I'd rather read books and listen to podcasts on my own.
If you don't know IMG or International Marketing Group, it is an organization that aims to help Filipino to be financially educated. They hold financial seminars almost every day at their office in Makati, and it's for FREE.
The members of IMG called themselves "Financial Educators" and boy, they walk the talk unlike some networking companies whose most members are driven by greed. You will not see IMG Members having pictures of their flashy cars and apparels and plus they are not after your money, they are after your future.
At first I was hesitant to join IMG but I joined for two reasons:
1. FREE Financial Seminars and Workshop.
2. The convenient of easy investing.
It was 2013 when I started investing my money in different investment instruments and until today, I keep studying about it so that I can share my learnings to other people
My experience in the convention was great especially hearing different speakers worldwide including Rex Mendoza who was the former CEO of PhilAm Life and Bo Sanchez.
I think the most interesting part for me was the last part of the program wherein some people have been awarded for their performance of bringing more people to the organization by doing their business, helping people to build their future one step at a time.
I even saw a former Domestic Helper, who became a millionaire after 4 years through the help of IMG.
Also, IMG doesn't own any investment instruments, instead they serves as an investment supermarket wherein you can choose a variety of them on your own, members are not after commissions because it was pretty small , unlike if you invest directly in an insurance or asset management company for example in VUL, the agent gets the 50% around of your annual premium for the first year.
IMG also offered the following services for FREE:
1. Financial Education Seminars and Workshop.
2. Financial Checkup, so that you may know where you are in your finances right now. And that would help you achieving your financial goals.
All of them for FREE? Yes, at no cost. Just go to their office and attend their training. They will also help you to get out of debt and will teach you to save money.
While there are free services being offered, they offer more perks and discounts for their members exclusively.
1. Asset Preservation Services.
When you die, your assets will be frozen by the government and the only way your family can redeem it is to pay the estate tax. While some insurance will cover this, it will also a big help for you and your family to know that there are other ways to redeem your assets, and IMG is willing to help you to plan your estate.
2. Discount from Real Estate Companies if you plan to invest in real estate.
In IMG, you don't need to contact a broker or an agent to purchase a property. IMG is teaching a way to "bypass" them so that you can avoid paying agents for their commissions.
3. Discount on various financial products and services, they also waive sales load fee for mutual funds.
IMG is a one-stop-shop for all financial products. One thing I like about IMG is the "Do-It-Yourself" investment. They will help you by training you until you can invest on your own.
4. Save money on car and home insurances.
5. Access to health products and services.
6. Access to investment/retirement products.
7. Build a business in the financial industry.
You can also do the business of IMG if you want to earn extra income during your spare time. Their business is to educate Filipinos to be financially literate. If you want to know more about it, you may go to their office or fill out the form below.
8. Opportunity to travel the world.
IMG offers its members the opportunity to travel the world when you do their business.
I am actually a member of IMG because I invested on the Kaiser Health Insurance they offered together with the Term Insurance making me to become an Associate Marketing Director.
If you want to be financially independent, independent from debt, from the daily paycheck, I suggest that you make time to invest in yourself by learning financial literacy. Stop making excuses, do it now!
Unlike any financial seminars that would cost you thousands of bucks and if you did not apply it, your money will be wasted, but IMG offers continuing financial education that allows you to apply it as soon as you can because learning by doing is the most effective way to learn.
Personally, I am grateful to my friends Jen Yang and Sev Estil for inviting us to this event.
In the end, it is not how much wealth or money we can have in this world, but it is how much we can give to others and being a blessing to many people.
If you are interested in attending IMG Free Seminars and might consider becoming a member, please fill out the form below and rest assure that I will contact them to make an arrangement with you.
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