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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.

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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.

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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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