Announcing: LearnVest LIVE, an Inspiring Evening of Lifestyle and Money Advice


Every day we hope to inspire you to take control of your money.

That’s why we share amazing stories from real women, like the reader who turned a $45 stock into $60,000. Or the one who threw a 100-person wedding for $4,000. And the one whose financial awakening finally came when she became a mom.

There are also people who inspire us to live the best, most fulfilling lives we can.

That’s why, in partnership with Chase Blueprint, we’ve decided to hold our very first live event, called … LearnVest LIVE. And we’ve made sure our own role models will be there so you can meet them—and hear their advice firsthand. To name just a few:

  • Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley will show us the ten items every woman needs in her closet
  • Top Chef judge Gail Simmons will teach us how to throw a dinner party for under $5 per person
  • Marie Claire editor and Project Runway mentor Joanna Coles will let us in on her career secrets
  • Gilt Groupe cofounder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson will share her experiences building a fashion empire
  • LearnVest’s own financial expert Stephany Kirkpatrick, CFP® will talk about how to achieve the financial life you really want

WHO: LearnVest, our favorite celebrity role models … and you!

WHAT: LearnVest LIVE, an in-person event where you’ll meet other LearnVest members, indulge in fun drinks, dinner and dessert, and attend breakout sessions where industry leaders (like the above—and more!) will teach you how to live your best life … on your budget.

WHERE: New York City

WHEN: October 9, 2012 from 5-9 pm

COST: $20 for early birds (limited quantity; regular price: $35)

WHAT YOU’LL GET: Besides delicious food, drinks and hobnobbing with some of your favorite role models? Oh, how about an awesome gift bag … and a free LearnVest Financial Plan.

Grab your girlfriends, send them a calendar invite today, and we’ll see you for a night you won’t forget!

And, because we don’t want you to bust your budget flying across the country for this exciting event, we’re even going to help you get there …

Win a Trip to New York City to Attend LearnVest LIVE!

LearnVest is giving one lucky member the chance to win a free trip to New York City for herself and a friend, including round trip airfare from anywhere within the continental U.S., two nights at a hotel and two free tickets to this exciting event. (Read our standard contest rules here.) Contest closes on August 3rd.

To enter, email with your name, address, phone number and your answer to:

What is the biggest money triumph you’ve ever experienced?


Buy Tickets Now for a Special Price

Live in the New York area—or nearby—already? Nab our special early bird price of $20.

That’s $20 for a night of celebrity, fun, self-improvement, and did we mention a delicious dinner catered by a local, woman-owned business?

We can’t wait to see you there!


  • Stephanie

    This event looks amazing.  LearnVest really knows what it’s doing.  Bought my ticket already!

  • Emelie

    Wish I was closer! This event sounds amazing!

  • Jo

    I just bought mine!!  I can’t wait :)

  • Barbara Bromberg

    I am one of the 4.5 million grandparents raising their grandchildren and could benefit from this seminar to help my husband and I deal with the financial stress of raising three children on a fixed income.  Thank you LearnVest for offering one lucky member and a friend this opportunity to win and to benefit with the help of an awesome panel of experts (I hope it’s me) !!!  ;-)

  • Krahulec

    Entering the contest, Facebook posting it and encouraging everyone I know to email you.  It is well worth the opportunity to invest 5-10 minutes into an email that could land you the networking opportunity of a lifetime!  In New York!  Woooo-hooo from the Midwest!

  • Kat

    This is so exciting, will definitely be there! :) 

  • Moonprayer77

    Oh my gosh, this event sounds wonderful. I wish I was in New York. Hope the event goes beyond well. Love from Colorado.

  • Laura

    SQUEE!!!  I wanna go!  Will have to win to go, though.  There’s no room in the budget for the big apple, or even a small apple. :D

  • Julie Qiu

    This is an awesome event! Just got my early bird tickets. Looking forward to it :) One favor: please don’t oversell and turn it into a crazy crowded affair though. 

    • Guest

      second this sentiment!

  • Beauty Moves Me

    I WISH I lived in NY, so I could attend this event! Sounds fun and very rewarding in many aspects – and such a great price! 

  • Dena

    I really want to go – not sure I can fit it in the budget, NYC is a long way from NC.  Just love learnvest <3 – thanks so much for what all the great information

  • Nicole

    I would love to go to this but live in LA! Would you think about scheduling an LA event??

  • Mtejada

    I hope to see a similar future event in the LA area!

  • Erica_opoku

    I had to buy a ticket and make it a priority to come… I’m from Toronto and can’t wait :)

  • Cams

    I’m really looking forward to the LearnVest Live event! Events like these are what make me happy about moving to the most expensive city in the U.S.

  • Sandyeckstein

    my triumps are going to the teheater for not a lot of money. it takes work and time and patience but it usually pays off. it’s a night out for not a lot of money and we do it often. at ag 58, i’m always looking for new experiences. this event looks like fun and i;ll learn something..

  • Sarah

    Sounds AWESOME! Hope to attend. Check out my blog

  • Avisdel

    I’m not able to enter your contest to win tickets to your Oct 9, 2012  NYC.  I entered no response.

    • LibbyKane

      Hi Avisdel! If you emailed, we have your submission. Thanks so much!

  • Renee

    wow this looks amazing – inspiring speakers, food/drinks and a free financial plan  - for $20? wouldn’t miss it! thanks learnvest!  

  • Williamboaz

    I see no where to enter contest.

  • Assortedfruit64

    Will the dinner be vegetarian friendly?


    • AldenWicker

      Hi there, we will indeed have veggie-friendly options. Hope to see you there!

      • Jenb425

        Thank you for remembering us non-meat eaters!

  • Assortedfruit64

    Will the dinner be vegetarian friendly?


  • Amira

    You should think about posting a vid or article about the event. It would be a good idea for those who can’t make it. . . :)

    • Gemineye80

      Or how about live video feed/conference that people can be reduced fees to participate if they can’t make it to NYC!

  • Lindsey P.

    I have to work until 530 and wouldn’t be able to attend until 6pm- is it possible for me to still come?

  • Boutiqueaudio

    hi was wondering what the vip tickets entail in addition the the book if anything. my friend and i want to come and see that these are the only tickets left. thanks. amanda

  • Cowley

    I loved your LearnVest LIVE event and can’t wait for the next one.  I told all my blog followers about it:  Keep up the great work!  - Gail Cowley @GailSkan:twitter @LearnVest:twitter