Going to local conferences and classes can be great way to learn more about different real estate and wealth building opportunities. Most people don't take advantage of these great opportunities which makes them an even better deal for you.
You may see many advertisements in your paper or on TV for free or low cost real estate or wealth building meetings in your town. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities at every chance you get.
Many people blow these meetings off as useless sales pitches, but if you get just one idea from it and you can make money from it, they are worth it. A lot of people don't go to these meetings because there is inevitably a sales pitch at the end. I admit that I don't like these parts of the programs myself, but usually I can get one or two ideas that can really help me in my part-time business.
Another advantage of going to these meetings is to meet like minded people who are also looking to increase their knowledge and build wealth. Networking with these people can lead to partnerships or mentoring opportunities. Ask other people around the room what their plans are or what they do to earn extra income. Find out how the guy next to you managed to buy his first rental property.
In order to get wealthy in your lifetime you must look for opportunities to expand your income. You won't get wealthy by trying to save money or by using coupons. You need to find a cash machine so that you can take that cash and reinvest it into wealth building assets.