As I've been reading over the posts already here, I see fear, trust, security and other issues starting to loom large as barriers.
To help people start to get comfortable with the process of becoming financially secure and aware, we'll need to create a space in which they can start to re-envision the scary prospect as safe.
I wonder how we do that.
When you first learn to ski, you go to the bunny slope and you practice with the other kids who are just learning. They you go to the green slopes, and then the blue, and then, finally you hit the blacks (and maybe even the double blacks where the experts go).
I love the idea of making personal finance safe and guided in that way.
Can we develop an app or other software that helps people to have that bunny slope where they can go and just practice and learn to feel safe.
Then maybe we find a way to group the investment process into green slopes and blues and blacks so people can see a clear path that feels safe and guided, so that, eventually, when they really want to, they can go out into the back country, all by themselves, and really play with confidence.
Ideally we give them a community of other learners as well, so they don't have to practice alone.