Are you sitting down? Are you ready for super-duper-exciting-announcement number 1 of 2?

…Thanks to our good friends at atly, Frugality Boot Camp '14 will now be available VIRTUALLY to those who can't come to the conference! I know, right?!


Here's how it will work…

Live out of state? Can't make it to FBC this year? Have no fear…buy the full FBC Virtual Bundle for just $49 and get access to all classes and lectures! Over 12 incredible classes and lectures will be individually recorded and will be posted within a few days after FBC. You can watch them at your own pace, revisit the classes again and again, hear all commentary and Q&A, and will receive all handouts and printables…just as if you were at FBC! This is a great value because one “Virtual Bundle” is all you need for you AND your spouse – you can watch the classes together and share the experience, for one low price!

And don't worry, all in-person attendees will also get access to the Virtual Class Bundle as well.

Here's a little sneak peek of our class lineup (more on this soon):

Breakout session #1:

Teaching Your Kids to be Financially Fit

– Taught by Jordan Page of FunCheapOrFree.com

Finding the balance between giving your kids a good life and not spoiling them can be hard! Attend this class to learn everything from reasonable (and easy to follow) allowance guidelines, how to give your kids nice gifts and not go overboard on holidays, how much to pay for (and how to budget for) extracurricular activities, cars, school clothes, education, weddings, grandkids, and everything in-between. If you have kids, plan to have kids someday, or have grandkids of any shape or size, this is the class for you!


Meal-Planning Mania!

– Taught by Shandra Madsen of DealsToMeals.com

“What's for dinner?” Do you dread that question?? If so, this is the class for you! Back by popular demand, Shandra will share some of her favorite tips and tricks on meal planning, and will teach you how to get homemade, healthy meals on the table without a lot of stress…or money. She will be discussing the benefits of family dinner, ways to make mealtime a bonding and enjoyable experience, and learn how to shop and plan your meals on a budget. Come and learn how freezer meals can help you on those busy nights and how having a well-stocked pantry can save you hundreds throughout the year. Mealtime and making dinner doesn't have to feel like a chore, come learn how to make it a special time for you and your family!

Mind Over Money

-Taught by Greg Black of TenCap Coaching

Greg will explain some basic investment ideas that all-too-often get glossed over when it comes to planning for the future. You will see why these ideas are so important and can't be ignored! Greg is a financial advisor that makes investing easy to understand, and applicable to the everyday person. No matter what our current financial situation, it's time to start thinking about investing! Let Greg take the headache out of figuring it out on your own.

Breakout session #2:

Man Camp! 

– Led by Bubba Page of LaunchLeads.com and FunCheapOrFree.com

This class is for men, by men. This is the “circle of trust” class where anything can (and will) be discussed. Sorry ladies, what happens in Man Camp, stays in Man Camp! Topics discussed will be chosen by the attending men. Topics to choose from include:

  • How to make extra money without spending more time at the office
  • How to manage your family finances on a self-employed income
  • How to talk to your wife about finances
  • How to beef up your resume and nail an interview in order to get a better-paying job.
  • How to use apps and technology to manage your family finances
  • How to get your family members excited about spending less/saving more
  • How to be a better salesman, selling yourself as well as the products/company you are representing.
  • And more!

Frugal Fashion

-Taught by Nick Scott, fashion expert

Voted favorite guest presenter at FBC'13, Nick is back by popular demand! As explained in “The Devil Wears Prada”, fashion is art that you live in. Just as art can be expensive, so can fashion. The average American family spends almost 4% of their income on clothes…almost $3,000 per year! Nick will teach us the insider secrets of the fashion industry to cut that number by more than half, and double your wardrobe at the same time…all while maintaining those brands and designers you love most. Learn to reuse what you have, buy things for a steal, and look and feel better than ever before…all while on a budget.


Preparedness & Stockpiling 101

-Taught by Shandra Madsen of DealsToMeals.com

Do you feel an urgency to be more prepared, but don't know where to start? Shandra is here to simplify your preparedness goals. With a few tips and simple techniques, she will show you how you can become prepared without a lot of extra effort or money. She will talk about the peace of mind that comes when you are prepared for an economic or natural disaster. self-reliance is a way to bring peace to you and your family. Stockpiling is becoming a fad of late, and Shandra will show you how to have your own grocery store in your home…without clipping coupons! Cut down those last-minute shopping trips to the store and learn to save money on your monthly budget by having a well-stocked pantry. She will also share some favorite emergency preparedness products that will take the headache out of preparing for a disaster.

Debt 101

-Taught by Jordan Page of FunCheapOrFree.com

It's that 4-letter D-word again…DEBT. Most of us have it. We all hate it. And in today's world, it's virtually impossible to avoid. In this class we will learn the basics about debt – what it is, where it comes from, and when/how to avoid it. We will also discuss what amount of debt is “appropriate” or “normal”, whether to pay off debt or build up savings, how to pay off debt even if you live paycheck to paycheck, simple ways to manage and track your debt, and will even learn about good debt…yes, there is such a thing!

Breakout session #3:

How to talk with our spouse about finances…and not kill each other.

-Taught by Kirk Voss of Amber Creek Counseling

Let's face it…communication is hard work. Throw family, life, and finances in the mix and it gets even harder! While each couple's financial situation is unique, there are core communication strategies that provide a foundation soft couples trying to tackle any of the big things in life…from budgeting, to handling a crisis, to kids, and in-laws. This class will cover such communication strategies, address common communication pitfalls and how to repair them, and will discuss healthy ways to break past the “log jams” of mutual goal-seting. You and your partner will walk away with hands-on tools for enhanced connection as both a couple, and a financial duo.


When your paycheck isn't enough

-Taught by Bubba and Jordan Page

Have you cut back on everything physically possible and STILL don't have enough to scrape by on each month? Want to become a SAHMom but can't afford cutting down to one income? While making more money isn't always the answer, sometimes it's the only solution. Jordan and Bubba will teach you how to expand your mind and think creatively using the skills you already have, so you can make more money without having to get a second full-time job! Learn creative ways to earn money from home, and even how to make more money at your current job, simply by taking skills and talents you already have and making them work for you…the smart way.

Affordable Care Act, HSA's, and Healthcare…oh my!

-Taught by Ed, Marc, and Kelli of Life1010

Does the word “healthcare” send you into a cold sweat? Are you confused beyond belief about the Affordable Care Act? Did you hear Jordan talk about an HSA as one of “The 7 Bank Accounts Every Family Should Have”, but need help understanding or want to know more? This class will teach you what you need to know about all of these potentially confusing, yet oh-so-important, family healthcare decisions! We will cover:

  • Healthcare reform FAQ's
  • HSA's – what are they and how do they work?
  • Why would anyone choose an HSA-compatiable plan?
  • Healthcare guidelines and plans designs
  • Supplements – how to build your own best plan
  • And more!

…and even more classes TBA soon!

As you can see, we have an all-start lineup of classes…and this doesn't even include the additional lectures before and after classes! Buying this bundle could be the ticket to a Financially Fit year in 2014.

Click HERE to register, and we'll “see” you soon!