2018 Financial Wellness Tour Overview
Hi, I’m Jason, the creator of the Road to Financial Wellness. I’m committed to helping you achieve your financial and life goals.
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Your Road Navigator, Jason
The Road to Financial Wellness began as a grassroots and social media experiment to break the taboo about money and turn local money discussions into a national conversation on financial wellbeing. The project was supported by bloggers, podcasters, CFP® and AFC® professionals, money coaches, financial advisors. It was funded by the generosity of credit unions, banks, startups, nonprofits, and government agencies.
We’re known for our special events attracting hundreds of people. Our signature wellness event (the Summit) has been called the “TED Talk” of the personal finance space.
Attendees are inspired and educated through financial storytelling from bloggers, social influencers, educators and financial professionals.
The phroogal team has co-hosted events in places such as:
- bowling alleys
- yoga studios
- restaurants and bars
- coworking spaces and corporate offices
- credit union branches and community centers
- colleges and high schools
- hotels and stadiums
- county and state parks
After two successful years on the road, the experiment has evolved into a movement empowering a generation through knowledge, access, and community.
2015 and 2016 Joint Results
MILES DRIVEN: 28,874
Financial wellness is about your health and wealth. It’s about the overall quality of the life you’re living.
What started as an experiment to break the social taboo about money has evolved into a movement helping thousands of people get on the road to financial wellness.
What is financial wellness?
Financial wellness is the active pursuit of healthy living through financial planning and goal setting to live your best life.
The key word is active pursuit which means taking action to improve your financial situation and well-being.
We’re helping you with knowledge, access, and community so you can: pay off debt, manage money, save more, spend less, build wealth, and retire at any age.
Did you know that money causes stress?
In a 2016 PwC Employee Financial Wellness survey, 52% of employees felt financial stress with 63% of millennials feeling financial pressures.
We don’t like stress because it reduces our ability to live our best life. We know that financial knowledge, access, and community can help us make better decisions to achieve our financial and life goals.
An empowered generation living their best lives through knowledge, access, and community.
An epic 50 state road trip breaking the social taboo about money and increasing financial awareness through events, meetups, and social media content.
- Engage with local communities through financial wellness events
- Share financial stories on blogs and social media
- Discover resources and share programs and services
- Summits (6)
- Workshops (12)
- Workplace Financial Wellness (6)
- Military Financial Readiness (5)
- Universities and Colleges (5)
- Festivals, Beer Gardens, Coffeeshops, Wineries and Beer Gardens
- Outdoor Activities (hiking, spelunking, canoeing)
What we expect to happen after the road trip?
- Build an online database of local and national financial resources
- Provide access to products and services from value-based financial institutions
- Offer access to financial experts, fee-only CFP® and AFC® professionals
- Connect with nonprofit educational organizations
The Road to Financial Wellness Road Trip 2018
Find an event near you and come get inspired, educated, and connected with Road Warriors.
Become part of history. We’re looking for: bloggers, podcasters, community leaders, educators, and local volunteers.
We’re having different events all across the country: half day summits, meet ups, workshops, and outdoor activities.
Financial Wellness Summits
A premier event includes workshops, financial storytelling on main stage, panel discussions, networking and games.
Social Money Roundtables
Events hosted at restaurants, beer gardens, bookstores, wineries, and coffeeshops to talk about money in a smaller intimate setting.
Active Money Meet Ups
Join us at a yoga studio, hiking trails, whitewater rafting, exploring caves, and hot air balloon rides, as we share money tips and stories.
Financial Wellness Workshops
Attend a non-traditional financial education session hosted in offices, bank and credit union branches, coworking spaces, community centers, and libraries.
Military Financial Readiness
Educating our servicemembers and military families in and around military installations about benefits, services, and credit options.
College Campus Invasion
Events at colleges aimed to inspire and educate students on money, student loans, credit, and finances after college.
Connect with us on the Road
Be part of the experience on social and join the list!
Watch video highlights of events, interviews, and stories from people all across the country.
On The Road Podcast
Listen to in depth conversations with experts and educators. Hear their personal stories and gain knowledge, advice and tips.
Facebook Live Streaming
Listen to live interviews with experts and others sharing their financial stories. Get behind the scenes look on the drive, events, and meet ups.
Get on the Road to Financial Wellness
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