Since I announced about Money Automation System (MA$) last week, the free report had been downloaded more than 700 times. There are also readers emailing me asking questions about the course. This post serves to answer the frequently asked questions about MA$.

If you still haven’t downloaded the report, you can head to the site now to opt in.

What is MA$ course?

I have been working on MA$ course since two years ago. Initially, I thought of publishing the content as a book. My thought still hasn’t changed, MA$ will end up in book form hopefully.

But it got a twist. As I develop the content, I found that a book may not be sufficient to convey the message. I have developed some spreadsheets and worksheets that can be downloaded by members. Some of the lessons are also presented in video format which is proven to be a better teaching medium.

Moreover, I want your feedbacks and participation to make the course a better one. So I make MA$ into a membership site, where premium members can login to access the files, provide feedbacks, and ultimately make the course a better one.

I think it is the FIRST EVER online personal finance course for Malaysians. MA$ content is a complete step-by-step guide to assist you to create an effective money management system. As I believe, most people struggle with their financial matters because they lack a system to manage money. MA$ course is a membership site packed with materials to provide financial education, especially to local Malaysians.

Is MA$ a computer program?

No. It is not a computer program or software. MA$ is an online course.

What will I learn in MA$ course?

In MA$ course, I talk about how setting up a system is important when managing money. You will learn the following:

  1. Three important steps in the process of setting up your own money management system.
  2. Money flow process and why we need to systemize it and make it automated.
  3. Common financial traps most people fall into and how to avoid them when you have a proper system in place.
  4. Set of criteria and decision-making process that are effective when come to making financial decisions.
  5. Case studies and discussions on debt elimination, making more money, enjoying life etc…

Basically, MA$ course teaches about how to manage your money in a systematic way.

Will MA$ help me achieving financial freedom?

Everything MA$ course recommend you to do is going to help you get closer to financial freedom.

However, there is no guarantee because we are the one who are responsible for our own financial success. I can recommend what you should do, but I can’t point a gun on your head to force you do it.

How much do I need to pay to enroll as a MA$ member?

The enrollment fee is not yet decided. I am still contemplating on this issue because if I charge too high, those who are already in financial difficulty will miss out the opportunity to take part in this course. If I charge too low or provide it as FREE stuff, some people may take it for granted. I don’t want to attract internet trolls (someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant messages in an online community, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response).

Although the price is yet to be decided, it will be in the range of the price you pay for buying a few books. If you took part in the MA$ survey I did back in February 2010 and opted in the early bird list, you are guaranteed a spot with the lowest price ever.

What is the duration of MA$ course?

You can go through all contents and assignments in about 5-8 weeks. The content will be released and published in the members’ area stage by stage. However, you can always go through MA$ course on your own pace.

When are you launching the MA$ course?

It will be first offered to those who participated in MA$ survey before. If you did fill up my survey forms, I would like you to have the first peek. You will get a special one-time offer in these few days. So watch out for my personal email.

If everything goes as planned, MA$ course will be opened for new signups from 24th August till 31st August, 2010. Then the membership door will be closed until further notice. This will allow the first batch members to complete the course stage by stage. I may open MA$ course again in the future but the membership fee will definitely be higher.

Is it a lifetime membership?

At first, I thought of only committing to serve the members for one year. But in the middle of creating the content, I found that the content can be updated from time to time according to circumstances. So I have decided to provide lifetime access to members as long as MA$ course is still alive. You only need to pay the upfront membership fee once to enjoy the lifetime access.

Who is suitable for this course?

This is for you if

  • You find it hard to control your spending — you want a step-by-step system to help take control of your emotions and to cope with the urge for instant gratification.
  • You are not sure of what is the best thing to do with your money. You want detailed recommendations on maximizing your wealth. You want to have the maximum result by putting your money to work. But you seem lost and confused about the choices available to you. This course guides you to create a system to automate your decisions.
  • You have credit card debts and find it difficult to cope. This course will definitely help you set up a debt elimination system.
  • You are a fresh graduate, looking for a complete guide to manage your finance. This course directs you to the right path, avoiding all the costly mistakes.
  • You are too busy with your job or business. This course provides guidance to squeeze out more free time for you to enjoy life.

This isn’t for you if

  • You are doing great financially and think that you have learned all you need to know about money.
  • You’re looking for a magic bullet to earn income. This isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. This course is to guide you to create your own system, not spoon-feed you one.

The winners are…

In the previous post, I announce a contest. I would like to thank everyone who had participated and help to spread the news. There are many insightful comments posted on the “broke geek” article.
Now, here are the winners:

  1. Awin is going to get the first membership spot of MA$ course. Awin is facing financial difficulty and I wish that this course will take her back on track really soon. Congratulations!
  2. Jeiyaraj is going to get the latest book by Azizi Ali – Get Rich Fast. Congratulations!

Winners will be contacted through email.

Another chance to win a lifetime membership spot

I hope the above had answered most of your doubt. Please wait for my email announcement soon.

If you haven’t sign up to receive emails about MA$ course, please head over to MA$ page and enter your email.

I am going to giveaway another membership spot of MA$ course. You can enter by doing the following:

  • sign up at Money Automation System to download the MA$ report totally free if you haven’t done so. (2 entries)
  • write a comment below (2 entries)
  • share this post at Facebook. You can copy the url of this post and share it on your Facebook wall. Or simply use the “tell a friend” or “share this” buttons below. (1 entry)
  • share the link at your Facebook wall. (1 entry)
  • “Like” my Facebook Page. (1 entry)
  • “Like” this article. (1 entry)

Hope to see you inside.

Update 2 September 2010

The first charter member launch of MA$ course is finally over. We have got more than a hundred members. Most members are interacting and helping each other in the member area. Only 9 days and there are more than 500 comments being posted. We are all getting excited and motivated to improve financially.

Congratulations to Tham KH who won the free membership access in this contest. See you guys “inside”.


Personal finance author and trainer

    9 replies to "Top Questions Answered about Money Automation System & the Winners are…"

    • doralin

      I’ve been a follower of this blog and I learn a lot. But as I commit myself to finance literacy, I found myself in difficult situation. I hope this course will be put in a affordable price, so I can join. I really want to, but if I’m not participate, that will because of the price.

    • David Goh

      I have followed KCLau for close to 2 years. Not only I practise what is written here, I also strongly believe more people should be aware of the importance of personal financial management.

      We don’t lack any financial products (insurance, investment plan…etc) in the market now, but there isn’t sufficient personal financial management knowledge for the general crowd. What KCLau is offering is exactly the missing piece that empowers everyone out there to be financially successful. Thanks to KCLau for his great work!

    • jualkeretasaya

      This financial course is very useful to all Malayisan.

    • Louis

      Thanks for all the effort to put this program in place. I believe this financial course will benefit all the Malaysian directly.

    • tham kh

      the finacial course offer will benefit to all malaysian.. thanks to kc for the effort …….

      • KCLau

        Congratulations to Tham, you won a lifetime membership to MA$ course!

    • Rajesh

      Great to have an affordable financial course !!! A million thanks to you, KC Lau..

    • David Koh

      Here’s to hoping I win a lifetime membership spot!


    • Moon Siew

      Finally, a personal financial course specially tailored for Malaysian is created. Thanks for your effort, KC.

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