If you’re checking your bank account at the bar before your next drink you’ve probably already lost the personal finance battle. Listen to Anthony Sarandrea describe a business idea to override our personal finance shortfalls.
- Use the opposite of the “Mom test” - tell people about your idea/mockup as if it’s someone else’s terrible idea to get their honest feedback
- Waking up with a “poor mindset,” living on a budget and working hard to always earn more could be the secret of some very wealthy people
- Even if you have plenty of money it can still help to live less extravagantly so that you can maintain connections with close friends and family.
- Anthony echos a common entrepreneurial mantra “Fail fast.”
- Once one masters money, the next focus is often “impact.”
- Really dumb down your MVP a lot (e.g. the creator of palm pilot carried around a block of wood as a prototype to feel if it made sense to create)
- Create a very “dumbed down” MVP to see what might make sense for you
- Sign up for an existing app, like Mint to explore the niche
- Consider tech savvy millennials and college students that you can support as their income grows.
- If you are not technical, connect with developers at meetups and join developer groups. Also, develop your skills at communicating vision, emotion and motivation to others.
- Experiment further with potential app features
- Consider account blocks on spending via the app based on triggers users set up
- Focus on making the experience fun and easy for users
- Create “hoops” that users have to jump through before making questionable spending decisions
- Find a way to get yourself obsessed with one relevant number in your pocket all day long.
- Look for partnerships with banks (start with small banks then move to the larger players)
- Look into collecting financial data on client habits to help them get great loan rates and connect them with lenders
- Consider using AI and user feedback to help curate a good budgeting plan for users
- As an aspirational plan, you could move users from budgeting to making impact: saving money for fun to sharing it with a cause that’s important to them
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