When Ramit approached me about writing about his new I Will Teach You To Be Rich Boot Camp, I was a little hesitant. I was hesitant because I didn’t really know much about him, despite writing a few pages in his New York Times bestselling book I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and I didn’t know if it would really be worth it.
I think the way he structured it almost ensures it’ll work. So your typical classroom situation involves a teacher instructing a student. It’s a one to many relationship. The better classes incorporate a team aspect, where you and partners work on projects. You learn as much from others as you do yourself… which is crucial.
Sure, you get hands-on help from Ramit Sethi and some great guest speakers, but more importantly you are joined by people just like you. Some of them will have solved a problem you’re facing and I think that’s one of the understated things about the program.
Here’s the curriculum:
- Week 1 – Optimizing your credit cards 11/9-11/15
- Week 2 – Beat the banks and negotiate bills 11/16 – 11/22
- Week 3 – Open 401K and Roth IRA 11/23-11/29
- Week 4 – Conscious Spending 11/30 – 12/6
- Week 5 – Automation 12/7 – 12/13
- Week 6 – Investing – setting up portfolio 12/14 – 12/20
If you are the king of optimizing credit cards, you might be giving more than you get that first week. However, if you are weak with automation, that’s when you’ll learn something. Not good with asset allocation or planning your retirement? Week 3 looks like a place where you’ll take more than you give.
Here’s a little taste of what Ramit’s video presentations are like (and maybe what the boot camp will be like):
In the end, there is a 30-day money back guarantee. If you make it two-thirds of the way through and find it’s not for you, he’ll refund all of your money. There’s no risk in giving it a shot if you think it’s right for you.