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.)

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

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

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!