Cents Positive is first and foremost a social event where women can meet others on a similarly unconventional life path, pursuing financial independence instead of the standard script. You’ll leave with new friends and a strong support network you can lean on as you continue on your FI journey.
And the word “retreat” is no accident — this isn’t a jam-packed conference that expects you to get up before sunrise and attend 10 different sessions. This is a leisurely paced weekend with a few programmed events but lots of free time, too.
When and Where?
The very first Cents Positive retreat will take place 5 p.m. on Friday, November 2, through 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at the Residence Inn Denver Airport and the surrounding area.
The cost of the retreat is $200 per person, and you can register at the link below!
What’s On the Agenda?
The precise agenda will depend on what attendees (that’s you!) say you want, and you’ll receive a survey link after registering in which you can share exactly what you’d like to get out of the event. You can definitely expect a mix of time together as a group and some unstructured time to hang out with your new friends, including:
- Friday night group dinner
- Time to meet others at a similar point in their journey as you
- Time to meet others in your geographic region
- Q&A time in which you can share your challenges with a group and get feedback or troubleshooting help
- Short, inspiring talks from cool women
- A live recording of The Fairer Cents podcast
- Saturday night dinner in small groups
- A onesie and fascinator slumber party Saturday night
- Sunday morning group outing and farewell
- Optional Sunday afternoon FI meetup with the greater Denver group
Optional Blogger Add-On
Cents Positive is not designed as a blogger event, and the focus will be 100% on women and our money journeys, not how to build a blog, make money blogging, etc. But, women FI bloggers can benefit from more community-building, too, as well as the opportunity to build support networks of other bloggers and content creators. That’s why there will be an optional add-on day for bloggers before the main retreat: 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, through 4 p.m. on Friday, November 2.
Stay tuned for a separate registration link for the blogger add-on.
Sign up for the email newsletter to get info in July about applying for one of the Cents Positive scholarships:
- Two scholarships to attend the main retreat, including lodging and all included meals
- Two scholarships to attend the main retreat plus blogger add-on, including lodging and all included meals
Cents Positive is taking place at the Residence Inn Denver Airport, a comfortable but budget-friendly hotel a short (free) shuttle ride away from the airport. All rooms include free breakfast and have a fully equipped kitchen, so you can cook if you prefer. There are three room types available at the Residence Inn: studios ($119/night + tax), 1-bedroom suites ($129/night + tax) and 2-bedroom suites ($149/night + tax). All rooms have sofa beds, so they are ideal for sharing. After you register, you’ll receive a link to a Google sheets list of people looking for roommates.
And there’s no obligation to stay at the retreat hotel! Our location is in the heart of the Denver airport hotel zone, featuring all major chains, so if you have points with another chain you’d prefer to use, go for it! If you want to book the retreat hotel on points, please do so directly through Marriott’s site, not our group link below. It’s a Marriott category 5, so qualifies for Chase card free nights.
If you’re local to Denver and don’t need lodging, or if you drive to Denver instead of flying, it’s free to park at the hotel.
Register for Cents Positive!
Ready to pull the trigger?