Creator and controversial YouTuber Jake Paul is launching a movement for like-minded young people called the “Financial Freedom Movement.”
The movement kicks off with a rally in California this Saturday, and continue with a video series taped by Paul in collaboration with “business experts.”
The videos will apparently “teach young adults about credit, jobs, insurance, loans, dealing with roommates, co-workers & bosses as well as social media, saving money and how to make extra money with apps, skills, brains & hustle.”
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Jake Paul is launching a “movement” in the name of forgoing a college education, and after “months of preparation,” it begins this Saturday, February 15, 2020.
In a promotional video for the event, Paul expressed sympathy with young people who are grappling with the pressure to “go to college, get a job, and retire at 65.”
“There’s over one trillion dollars in student loan debt,” Paul warns, “and people with outdated educations who can’t even get a job for the student loans they took out that now haunt them for life.”
Declaring that he’s “had enough of it” — “it” being conventional notions of success, perhaps — Paul insists his generation is “smarter” and “deserves better.”
His proposed solution to this dilemma?
“We need to create a movement for our generation,” Paul said. “One that inspires people to take action, to achieve their dreams, not the dreams our parents have for us or our society…A movement that anyone who’s courageous enough to follow can have a much higher chance of becoming financially free.”
In an announcement shared to Instagram, serial entrepreneur and fellow event organizer Dan Fleyshman offered additional details on the movement.
“Jake created video content with business experts to teach young adults about credit, jobs, insurance, loans, dealing with roommates, co-workers & bosses as well as social media, saving money and how to make extra money with apps, skills, brains & hustle,” Fleyshman’s caption continued. “It’s all the things we wish we learned about in high school, instead of Trigonometry & other subjects that don’t prepare us for the real world.”
Fleyshman then invited followers to “rally” alongside Jake, “create picket signs,” and “voice their opinions on the $2 trillion in college debt.” On the registration page for the seemingly “free” event, which is set to take place at Hollywood Sports Park, a paintball and airsoft park in Bellflower, California, participants are instructed to bring “picket signs, colored markers, and posterboards.”
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Source:: Business Insider