Join us as we figure out how to predict your financial future!
The workshop was recorded live in August 2022. You can watch the recording by clicking on the video above! Want to watch future workshops live? Join our mailing list!
Forecasting your financial future
Interactive 2 hour workshop showing you how to create your own spreadsheet modelling your financial future. You will learn to:
Why bother planning?
The best way to predict the future is to create it. in 2015 Katie and I headed to Ecuador to go on Chautauqua, a financial independence retreat. We were desperately trying to work out how to invest and whether to invest in pensions or not. At the event we met the Mad Fientist who sat down with us and helped us to create our first ever financial model of our finances. This gave us the confidence we could make it to Financial Independence, which pots to invest in and helped us really get going on our journey. We have been developing that spreadsheet for the last 6 years and still come back to it every time we need to make big financial decisions.
Course description and content
How do you know if you will have enough money for retirement? How do you know if you will have enough available in different pots? (ISAs, SIPPS and other funds) How do you know if you will end up spending more than you have?
In this interactive workshop Katie and Alan will show you how build a spreadsheet to model your financial future. This will help you to be able to understand how your savings and investments strategies affect your financial destiny over the decades.
Come with spreadsheet open and build alongside Alan and Katie as we work together to chart out your potential financial futures and how the decisions you are making now affect future you.
We will cover:
Katie is an excel and data nerd. She LOVES numbers, maths and creating charts and graphs of financial data. Katie did a degree in stats, qualified as an actuary and has spend the last few years modelling financial data.
Alan loves financial independence, after meeting the Mad Fientist in Ecuador at Chautauqua he was inspired to work on a financial model that could predict their financial future and help work out if they would have enough to retire!
Objectives and pre-requisites
By the end of this course you will have the skills to build your own financial model to predict your financial future. Come with Excel (or Google Sheets) open and build along as Alan and Katie guide you through creating your own spreadsheet live on the course. You will be able to stress test predictions for different scenarios and have more confidence that you won't run out of money.
Ready to watch?!
Spreadsheet for the workshop
This is the spreadsheet template we'll be looking at towards the end of the workshop. It has a ready built structure where you can slot in your particular circumstances and use the skills you'll learn in the workshop to chart out your financial future. You can use this structure if you want to or you can just start your own spreadsheet from scratch!