In 1727, Benjamin Franklin organized a group of twelve friends to discuss business, politics, science, and various topics of the day. The members of the original group included a printer, a surveyor, an inventor, a cabinetmaker, a shoemaker, a clerk, a bartender, a mathematician, a poet, a man of great wealth, and several merchants. The rules were simple – everyone had to add to the conversation.
Our first Junto Club also included a group of diverse individuals from around the US. There were fourteen members including a Movie Producer, Student, Mediator, Marketing Manager, Attorney, Investor, Restaurant Owner, and multiple Entrepreneurs and Founders. The five states represented were: New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.
The meeting was focused on the topic of inflation. Our Founder, Peter Morgan, spoke on his outlook on the economy and how it affects everyday individuals, business owners, and investors. The conversation opened up to discussing strategies for combatting inflation, budgeting, saving, accounting for higher energy costs, and investing for the future. We closed the meeting by recognizing an MFF Fellow doing great things out in the world.
Based on feedback from the group, we will focus the next meetings on topics such as Home Ownership, Holiday Spending, Business Growth, Real Estate Investing, When to action or hold tight, and how household structure affects budgeting, investing, opportunities, etc.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 12th at 1 PM. We hope to see you there.