a Bold money workshop for bold women
 
 
 

 

A BOLD MONEY EVENT FOR BOLD WOMEN

 
 
 
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APRIL 27 - 29, 2018 | NEW YORK CITY

This is the year you're going to figure out your finances. This is the year you're going to say, "the only thing standing in my way is me."  This is the year you're going to get out of your own way. This is the year a group of loud-mouthed, big-dreaming, powerful women are going to gather together in New York City and create a movement.

The Lola Retreat isn't about doing money like your mother did. It's about facing your fears, owning your dreams and figuring out a plan to be in control of your finances. It's going to be two (and a half!) days filled with deep discussion, impactful workshops, delicious snacks + drinks and the chance to connect with other like-minded women. We'll be hearing from some of the boldest, bravest, funniest women in finance on topics like under-earning, love + money, and financial anxiety. You'll get to learn from a group of experts on the fundamentals of investing, retirement, debt repayment, home ownership, and budgeting. 

Each part of the retreat has been designed to bring you financial confidence, accountability, and a roadmap that you can put into action the moment you get home.

 
 
 

 

"Money looks better in the bank than on your feet"

- Sophia Amoruso, #Girlboss

 
 
 
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It all started when...

Two friends met and said, “women need to talk more about money.”
One crazy election and a dozen tearful, passionate, inspired phone calls later, and we were convinced. The time for women to be talking about money is right now. The time for women to be taking control of their finances is right now. And the only way to do it is together. Tell our stories. Share our dreams. Hold each other accountable.

Become bolder, together.

MELANIE + EMMA

FOUNDERS OF THE LOLA RETREAT

 
 
Melanie Lockert is a personal finance author, event planner and founder of the award-winning blog Dear Debt. She paid off a total of $81,000 in student loans. You can find her at DearDebt.com and @DearDebtBlog
 
Melanie Lockert is a personal finance author, event planner and founder of the award-winning blog Dear Debt. She paid off a total of $81,000 in student loans. You can find her at DearDebt.com and @DearDebtBlog
 
 

Melanie Lockert is a personal finance author, event planner and founder of the award-winning blog Dear Debt. She paid off a total of $81,000 in student loans. You can find her at DearDebt.com and @DearDebtBlog

 

Emma Pattee writes about money + love and feminist finance. In her spare time, she is a real estate investor and plans Camp Mustache. You can find her at emmalincoln.com  and @emmalincolnblog

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PAST speakers

Amanda Clayman, Financial Counselor

Amanda Clayman, Financial Counselor

Sylvia Hall, Lawyer and FIRE expert 

Sylvia Hall, Lawyer and FIRE expert 

Andi Blackwell, Realtor

Andi Blackwell, Realtor

Tonya Rapley, CFEI + Founder, My Fab Finance

Tonya Rapley, CFEI + Founder, My Fab Finance

Lydia Frank, Salary Negotiation Expert at Payscale 

Lydia Frank, Salary Negotiation Expert at Payscale 

Liz Frugalwoods, FIRE expert & Founder, Frugalwoods.com

Liz Frugalwoods, FIRE expert & Founder, Frugalwoods.com

Sarah Pattee, MA, LPC, Couples Counselor 

Sarah Pattee, MA, LPC, Couples Counselor 

Kara Perez, Founder, Bravely

Kara Perez, Founder, Bravely

Ms Our Next Life, FIRE expert + Founder, ournextlife.com

Ms Our Next Life, FIRE expert + Founder, ournextlife.com

Shannon McLay, CEO, Financial Gym

Shannon McLay, CEO, Financial Gym

 

interested in being a speaker at the 2018 retreat? apply here

 
 
 
 
 
 
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FRIDAY

We'll kick off the whole weekend with a welcome reception where you'll get the chance to meet all the women you're going to spend your weekend with. 

SATURDAY

We'll spend the day in workshops and breakout groups, eat a delicious lunch together and end the day with a happy hour so we can talk about everything we've learned. 

 

SUNDAY

For the last day of the retreat, we'll have a half-day of programming, followed by a goodbye. 

 
 
 

BUY YOUR TICKET

 
 
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Here's the deal

We're charging you money to come to an event to talk about saving money?! Yes, we are. Let's get totally vulnerable here (because vulnerability is the name of the game at the Lola Retreat).

We know this retreat is life-changing. That's why we only want you to come if you can afford it, and if you're that serious about taking control of your finances. Because what you'll be learning at the Lola Retreat will help you earn and save ten (or a hundred) times the cost of your ticket. Because we all drop $500 on getting our hair done, getting our brakes fixed, or going to a bachelorette party. But when it comes to investing in ourselves? We won't even buy a $10 book on investing. 

If you are tired of avoiding (or fearing) your money. If you told yourself that 2018 was the year you'd learn what a 401k is. If you want to earn more money but you don't know how, or if you just think this world needs more honest conversation between women, there is a seat at the Lola Retreat with your name on it.  We'll see you there. 

what it costs

A ticket to the Lola Retreat costs $475. That includes:  

  • Exclusive pass to the Lola Retreat, a weekend retreat in New York City

  • 2 days of intimate workshops, group discussions, expert-led panels, and personalized guidance to helping you take control of your finances.  

  • Delicious breakfasts, artisan coffee and tea, catered lunches and snacks - all included! 

  • Your ticket to an intimate cocktail reception on Friday, April 27 to kick-off your weekend in style

  • Access to an invite-only Lola Retreat Facebook group

 

early bird price

buy before february 28th and get $50 off your ticket with code earlybird

 
 

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GOT questions? we got answers.

WHAT DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE? 

Girl, we're so glad you asked. Your ticket includes the price of admission to the Lola Retreat. The event kicks off Friday, April 27th and goes until Sunday, April 29th. Your ticket gets you into our kickoff cocktail party, two days of amazing talks + workshops, a bomb swag bag, and some of the best food and drinks you've ever had (no joke). 

How do i get there?

The retreat is going to be a swanky location in FlatIron, easily accessible from anywhere in the city. We'll be releasing the details as the event gets closer.

I can't make it anymore! Can I get a refund? 

We don't offer refunds, but you are welcome to sell (or gift!) your ticket to a friend, loved one or complete stranger :) 

WHERE SHOULD I STAY? 

If you're on a budget (because who isn't?!), there are dozens of AirBNB options and hostels in the city. Check back soon for our resource guide. 

DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE FOOD AND DRINKS?

Yes! Friday, you will be invited to a cocktail reception with delicious small plates. On Saturday, we'll be getting breakfast, coffee + tea, snacks, lunch and happy hour. Sunday we'll be enjoying breakfast and lunch before saying goodbye. We'll have options for all dietary restrictions. 

I WANT TO BOOK MY FLIGHT. WHEN does the retreat start and end?

We want to spend as much time with you as possible! We recommend getting to New York by 5pm on Friday, April 27th and plan on leaving after 3pm on Sunday, April 29th.

How many awesome ladies are going to this? 

We're capping attendance at 85 tickets so we can keep it small and intimate (just the way we like it). 

WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS? WHEN CAN I SEE AN AGENDA?

We are working tirelessly to finalize the speaker list and agenda for you, but aren't quite ready to release it yet. Stay tuned!

I have more questions! who can i chat with? 

Don't fret! We want to hear from you! Email us at lolaretreat@gmail.com