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Wine & Learns

 

Our philosophy at the Financial Gym is money is more interesting with a glass of wine in hand. It is exactly why we host a series of events called Wine & Learn Wednesdays where we can sip and chat about how to improve our financial lives.

Join us!

 

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Meet Your New B.F.F. - The Financial Gym Open House

Thurs, Sept 20th 2018 6:30-8:30PM EST

Meet your new B.F.F. (Best Financial Friend) at our first ever Financial Gym Open House! The evening will include A financial fitness workshop let by The Gym's founder, Shannon McLay, networking with Financial Gym Trainers, and light snacks and wine (obvi). Can't come in person? No problem. You can join us o Facebook Live by following our page and tuning in at 7PM EST. (Start time is subject to change).

Did we mention this event is FREE? Grab all your friends interested in getting financially fit to come check out The Gym!

REGISTER HERE

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Eating Healthy on a Budget with NAO Wellness

Wed, Sept 26th 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

NAO is thrilled to be partnering with the Financial Gym Community to teach "How to Eat Healthy on a Budget"! NAO will provide simple tips, tricks, and guidance for how busy New Yorkers can save money AND eat healthy without consuming low cost junk foods!

REGISTER HERE

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How to Manage Your Personal Finances While Building a Business

Thurs, Sept 27th 2018 6:30-8:30PM EST

Join us for an open and honest conversation about how you can manage your personal finances while also building a business. The Financial Gym’s founder, Shannon McLay, has experienced the financial rollercoaster of being a founder and wants to build a community where our businesses not only thrive but our personal wealth does at the same time.

REGISTER HERE

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Networking Event for HR Professionals

Tues, Oct 2, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Please join us for a “Money Mindfulness” workshop and mini-meditation, brought to you by The Financial Gym and Journey Meditation. This is a special event for our friends in HR. We’ve spoken to thousands of HR professionals and hear the same narrative over and over…that they care so much for their team but wonder who's there for them? That all changes with this evening, bringing the HR community together for a program we’ve crafted especially for you, networking and of course, cocktails! It will be a fun way to experience what The Financial Gym and Journey Meditation have to offer your employee wellness programs too. Please register to let us know you’ll be attending, and of course, invite all of your friends and colleagues in the HR community.

REGISTER HERE

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How To Pose for Pictures and Improve Your Presence On and Off Camera

Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Alyssa Peek will transform not only how other see you but how you see yourself. With her knowledge of the "Art and Science" of posing you can learn the simple tips on how to look your best on camera and beyond. She will teach your the basics on what makes or breaks a good photo and the difference between a social media post pose and a head shot pose. Alyssa will be giving away a FREE photo shoot session to attendees so this is a Wine & Learn you don’t want to miss!

REGISTER HERE

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#RealHumanRealEstate with Michaela Morton - For Renters

Wed, Oct 10, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join real human real estate agent Michaela Morton for an illuminating evening of conversation about New York City's number one expense / greatest source of stress / most important oasis : your home. Week one focuses on the ins-and-outs of renting, covering seasonal market shifts, working with or without an agent, the true meaning of fee vs. no fee listings, and budgeting for the home that will suit you best. It'll be a fun and forthright evening of conversation : all human home-talk, no jargon. Bring your questions! 

REGISTER HERE

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#RealHumanRealEstate with Michaela Morton - For Buyers

Wed, Oct 17, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join real human real estate agent Michaela Morton for an an illuminating evening of conversation about New York City's number one expense / greatest source of stress / most important oasis : your home. Week two focuses on navigating the purchase process, with a deep dive for first time buyers -- the pros and cons of condos / co-ops / townhomes, budgeting for purchase and ongoing costs, putting together your real estate dream team, and stabilizing your all-important intuition with solid market analysis. It'll be a fun and forthright evening of conversation : all human home-talk, no jargon. Bring your questions!

REGISTER HERE

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Make Your Financial Plan To Quit Your Day Job & Launch Your Business

Wed, Oct 24th 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

What holds most people back from quitting their day job and becoming an entrepreneur? The lack of a plan. An intense fear of winding up living in their parent's basement eating Ramen noodles. Not setting goals or creating realistic timelines. In this workshop, you'll find out how Michelle Ward (aka The When I Grow Up Coach) created a sturdy safety net so she could leave her corporate job in March of 2010 and make the leap to full-time coach in the middle of the recession - and what she'd do differently if she had to do it again. You’ll also leave with the framework of your own sturdy safety net.

REGISTER HERE

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How to get Financially Fit (Webinar)

Ongoing - Watch the live recording by signing up here

We all know how to check our fitness levels - heart rate, BMI, weight - but do you know how to check your financial fitness levels? Watch Shannon McLay, Certified Financial Trainer and CEO of the Financial Gym, as she outlines the 6 key numbers that encompass a healthy financial life. You'll learn about savings goals, emergency funds, credit health and more.

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Past Events

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I Miss The Old Kanye: A Discussion on Mental Health & Financial Freedom

Tues, Sept 11th 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

In honor of the 11th anniversary of Graduation and the upcoming book Making Sense of Kanye, join Mindright Money’s Ash Cash in collaboration with Financial Gym as we discuss the relationship between mental health and finances through the lens of one of the world’s most controversial musicians, Kanye West. Several mental health professionals will also join Ash in discussing why having a healthy mindset is key in building a fulfilled and happier financial lifestyle.

REGISTER HERE

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How to be the Change-maker of your Career and Life 

Wed, Sept 5th 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Today, no one is planning to do the same thing for the next 40 years. And even if that is your plan, chances are, that's not how the story will play out.We all have ideas about how we want to change the world, have an impact and live with purpose, but to make these ideas a reality, you've got to know how to execute and turn an idea into action.

Join us for a very special workshop and conversation with Amy Radin, former Chief Innovation Officer at Citi, to learn how to be the change-maker of your career and life.

 

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Investing 101: Learning the basics of investing

Wed, Aug 29th 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Have you been scared to invest or avoided investing because you didn't know where to begin or how to sift through all the financial jargon? Well, fear no more! Join us for a glass of wine (or two) while you learn the basics of investing! We will lead a fun and informative session on investing and answer all your questions. Enjoy wine, snacks and great convo all night long!

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Salary Negotiation Salon

Wed, Aug 22nd 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Do you want to earn more money at your current job, but are unsure of how to ask for a raise? Or, are you looking for a new job but unclear of what your market rate is? While we may not be formally taught how to negotiate in school, it’s never too late to strengthen this muscle, and it is a muscle that gets better with use. Develop your negotiation skills now so that you can advocate for yourself in all aspects of your work and life. Stop by the Financial Gym to learn tips and tricks for negotiating your salary!

 

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Take the Leap to Live Abroad with Behere and FinGym

Wed, Aug 15th 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

We all love NYC, but wouldn't it be wonderful to move to a different country for an extended period of time and work remotely or abroad? I know it may seem unrealistic, but living and working abroad IS possible, especially with proper planning and preparation. Join Behere and Financial Gym for a discussion about how YOU can live your dream and move your life abroad.

 

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Tidy Up Your Home With KonMari & Start Living Your Best Life!

Wed, Aug 1st 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join Lisa Tselebidis, a Certified KonMari Consultant, and learn about why and how to create a simpler home and lifestyle using the KonMari Method™️. You'll learn everything from the effects of clutter & disorganization on your well-being to vision creation. 

 

 

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FinGym Client Boss Babe Panel

Wed, July 18th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be your own boss babe? We are bringing FIVE of our clients together who all call themselves their own boss to discuss their entrepreneurial journies. The panel will be moderated by the Financial Gym's ultimate boss babe, our founder and CEO Shannon McLay!

 

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A Financially Fit Flow: Yoga with Shanna Tyler

Thurs, July 12th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join us for a yoga class led by our very own client, Shanna Tyler! There will be time to network prior to class. Then we will kick it off to Shanna to lead us in a financially fit flow! There may (will) be wine at the end of our class to continue connecting :)

 

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Understanding Retirement Investments

Wed, July 11th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Have you ever looked at your 401k and have absolutely no idea what any of it means? You're not alone. Join us for an evening talking about everything retirement savings related with specifics on the different employer options, contribution amounts, your investment profile, and more!

 

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Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity

Wed, June 27th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Learn how simple tweaks to your daily routine can 10x your efficiency! Paula Rizzo will walk you through ways to rethink how you plan out your day so you can cut down on procrastination, make more attainable goals and have time to do the stuff you really want to do!

 

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Money Mindfulness

Wed, June 20th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Let's face it: talking about money can be stressful and confusing, but it doesn't have to be. It's not too late to transform the way we think about and interact with money. Join us for an evening that will replace any feelings of powerlessness over your money to pure empowerment by it.

 

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BUDGETING BOOTCAMP

Wed, June 13th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join us for an evening of learning effective tools for budgeting and saving. We will explain why budgets don't always work and what you can do to get your spending on track!

 

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Master Your Media Pitch with Paula Rizzo

Wed, June 6th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Paula Rizzo, Emmy Award winner and former senior television producer, will lead us through a discussion on the best way to productively pitch to the media. Whether you are looking for media coverage for your personal brand or want to learn the best way to pitch in your marketing role, this is the event for you!

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Plan the Picture Perfect Wedding for Less

Wed, May 30th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

It is officially wedding season! Even if you aren't the one getting hitched this summer, you are probably wondering how you are ever going to afford your own dream wedding and we are here to help you learn how. 

 

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The Art of Travel Hacking

Wed, May 23rd, 2018 6:00–8:00PM EST

Financial freedom means having the opportunity to live life to the fullest! Join us for #WineAndLearnWednesdays where we'll be discussing how to mix that desire for adventure with being financially savvy!

 

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Taking the Mystery out of Employee Benefits with JustWorks

Wed, May 16th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by ALL of the information and different options involved in deciding your employee benefits? FSA? HSA? Join us for a Wine & Learn Wednesday presented by Justworks where they will share the various type of employee benefits, costs associated, and more insider tips!

 

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How to Find the Best Wines on a Budget

Wed, May 9th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join us as Chandra, Certified Financial Trainer and graduate of the International Wine Center, shares her knowledge on how to purchase your favorite wines at the best price points. We will also be tasting a white, red, and rosé wine!

 

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How to Negotiate Without Losing Friends, Fans, or Job Offers

Wed, May 2nd, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM EST

We are hosting an event with Work Bigger where we'll give you a strategy to negotiate anything you want. We'll spend time covering your specific questions so make sure to bring those, too!

 

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Frugal Fitness with intensati

Mon, April 30th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM

Let's face it. NYC fitness classes can be expensive. We're stepping in and providing you with a FREE workout class held at the Financial Gym. We are hosting a sweat-dripping, heart-pumping, mood-lifting intenSati class! 

 

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The Lola Retreat: a bold money event for bold women

Friday, April 27th - Sunday, April 29th 2018

The Lola Retreat is about facing your fears, owning your dreams and figuring out a plan to be in control of your finances. We'll be hearing from some of the boldest, bravest, funniest women in finance on topics like money mindset, investing, getting out of debt and more.

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Investing 101: Learning the Basics of Investing

Wed, April 25th, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00 PM EST

One of our favorite Wine & Learns is back! Have you ever been scared to invest or avoided investing because you didn't know where to begin? Fear no more! Join us for a glass of wine (or two) while you learn the basics of investing. 

 

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Vision Boarding: Your Financial Future

Tues, April 24th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Join us for an evening of creating your perfect financial picture with vision boards! We will be talking about how you envision your financial future and share ways to get you there. You won't want to miss this creative and inspiring workshop!

 

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Zero Waste Day Featuring: Your Money

Mon, April 23rd, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

It's National Zero Waste Day and we'll be talking about how to stop being wasteful with your money. You may be treating your money like trash and not even realize it. We are here to help you notice how to stop wasting your money.

 

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Weed-o-nomics

Fri, April 20th 2018 6:00-8:00PM

It is 4/20 so what better topic to talk about than "Weed-o-nomics". We are going to be discussing how to build this recreational activity into your budget in our always judgement-free zone! We told you we aren't your typical financial advisors ;)

 

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40 Ways to Get Financially Fit

(Happy Birthday, Shannon!)

Thurs, April 19th 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

It's our founder and CEO's 40th birthday! To celebrate in proper Financial Gym fashion, we will be sharing 40 ways to get financially fit! We will be sharing the best ways to get your finances in tip-top shape. 

 

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Wed, April 18th 6:00-8:00PM EST

Healthy eating doesn't have to be hard or drain your bank account. In this workshop, we'll talk about how a little planning and meal-prep can streamline your healthy living routine.

 

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Calling All Side Hustlers

Tues, April 17th 2018 6:00-8:00 PM EST

We are going to be talking ALL about how to turn your passions and talents into a side gig. We will be explaining the best way to start getting paid, how to manage a busy schedule with a side gig, and what to do with that extra ca$h.

 

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Creating Your Own Stunning Website

Mon, April 16th 2018 6:30-8:30PM EST

Join this hands-on workshop to create a website from start to finish. Flex your creative muscles and use the Wix Editor to design for yourself or your business.

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Self-Care: Beyond the Bubble Bath

Sat, April 14th, 2018 12:00-2:00PM EST

Self-care is an international conversation right now, and we encourage you to chime in with the ladies of thecnnekt and community. Thecnnekt brings a panel and networking event to the Financial Gym covering the mind, body, and soul and why this is just as important as a luxurious bubble baths in the digital age.

 

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Don't Jinx Your Finances

Friday, April 13th 2018 6:00-8:00PM

Join us for a fun Friday evening talking about the bad money habits you may have (and not even know!) and the best ways to get past them. From bettering your budgeting to making the most of your cash, we will be making sure your money is working for you and not jinxing yourself for the future!

 

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Happy Money Happy Life

Thurs, April 12th 2018 6:30-9:00PM EST

Join us for the kickoff of The Road to Financial Wellness with The Happy Money Happy Life event! It will be an interactive and fun experience that will connect you with experts who are mastering money and living their best lives...so you can too!

 

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Behind the Financials of NYC Real Estate

Wed, April 11th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Renting or buying NYC real estate can be overwhelming both mentally and financially. Join us to hear from NYC real estate experts who will explain everything from how much to save before renting/buying to negotiating rent and broker fees!

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Equal Pay Day Panel with Fairygodboss

Tues, April 10th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

It is a known fact that women earn less than men do in America. In fact, women earn 79% of what men do. The Financial Gym and Fairygodboss are here to change that. Join us on National Equal Pay Day where we will be talking about ways women can actively close the wage gap in the workplace.

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Hovanomics: Finances According to Jay-Z

Mon, April 9th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join personal finance expert, Ash Exantus, who wrote and self-published the book, “The Wake Up Call: Financial Inspiration Learned from 4:44,” after listening to Jay-Z’s latest album “4:44.”  discusses his new book and gives us practical tips that we all can use to become financially freed using Jay-Z lyrics.

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A Frugal Happy Hour Bar Crawl

Fri, April 6th 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join us for a Flatiron Happy Hour Bar Crawl where we will take you to our favorite bars with the most frugal happy hour deals out there. We will start at our very own Money Bar here at the Financial Gym and begin our crawl around 6PM.

 

 

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BUDGETING BOOTCAMP

Thurs, April 5th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join us for an evening of learning effective tools for budgeting and saving. We will explain why budgets don't always work and what you can do to get your spending on track!

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THE ART OF TRAVEL HACKING

Wed, April 4th, 2018 6:00–8:00PM EST

Financial freedom means having the opportunity to live life to the fullest! Join us for #WineAndLearnWednesdays where we'll be discussing how to mix that desire for adventure with being financially savvy!

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Money Mindfulness

Wed, March 28th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Let's face it: talking about money can be stressful and confusing, but it doesn't have to be. Starting with an Intention Setting Meditation led by MNDFL Meditation, join us for an evening that will replace any feelings of powerlessness over your money to pure empowerment by it!

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It's Time to Spring Clean Your Finances!

Wed, March 21st, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

You usually clean out your closet or home every Spring...but have you ever Spring cleaned your finances? We will talk about how to set yourself up for financial success for the rest of the year!

 

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Financially Fit Freelancer

Tues, March 20th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Do you know what it means to be a financially fit freelancer? Join Freelancing Females at the Financial Gym to learn how to set your freelancing business up for success financially from tax preparation to saving enough in the bank.

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Career Change & Money: Become Your Own Boss without Breaking the Bank

Thurs, March 15th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Work Bigger and Financial Gym are setting you up to make a successful career change. Join us for an actionable evening on how to prepare to live life on your own terms!

 

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INVESTING 101: SPEND AN EVENING LEARNING THE BASICS OF INVESTING

Wed, March 14th, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Have you ever been scared to invest or avoided investing because you didn't know where to begin? Fear no more! Join us for a glass of wine (or two) while you learn the basics of investing. 

 

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Taking Charge of Your Career with millennial mastermind

Wed, Feb 28th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Do you know what you need to do to take your career to the next level?Join us for an evening learning how to find your professional voice to take charge of your career, communicate with power, and master negotiations.

 

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BUDGETING BOOTCAMP

Wed, Feb 21st, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Join us for an evening of learning effective tools for budgeting and saving. We will explain why budgets don't always work and what you can do to get your spending on track!

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Understanding Retirement Investments

Wed, Feb 7th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM EST

Have you ever looked at your 401k and have absolutely no idea what any of it means? You're not alone. Join us for an evening talking about your different options, how much you should contribute, and what your investment allocations should look like.

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How to Negotiate Without Losing Friends, Fans, or Job Offers

Wed, Jan 31, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM EST

We are hosting an event with Work Bigger where we'll give you a strategy to negotiate anything you want. We'll spend time covering your specific questions so make sure to bring those, too!

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INVESTING 101: SPEND AN EVENING LEARNING THE BASICS OF INVESTING

Wed, Jan 24, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00 PM EST

One of our favorite Wine & Learns is back! Have you ever been scared to invest or avoided investing because you didn't know where to begin? Fear no more! Join us for a glass of wine (or two) while you learn the basics of investing. 

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THE ART OF TRAVEL HACKING

Wed, January 17, 2018 6:00PM – 8:00PM EST

Financial freedom means having the opportunity to live life to the fullest! Join us for #WineAndLearnWednesdays where we'll be discussing how to mix that desire for adventure with being financially savvy!