Hey friends! This summer I traveled to Ecuador, Fifth Chautauqua on financial independence. You should consider joining me. Unrelated to European chautauquas, these Ecuadorian chautauquas are always a fun, educational, and bonding experience.
explanation: At some point, chautauqua founders Cheryl Reed and JL Collins parted ways.JL is currently in operation european chautauqua — on hiatus — with Katie and Alan Negan. Cheryl continues to run an unrelated Ecuadorian rally. Both events are great.
As always, I’m going to talk about the intersection of money and meaning.
together or together how can we find purpose in lifeoutside money? how much money is enough? What should you do after achieving financial independence? These are the kinds of questions I’ve explored at past chautauqua events, and I haven’t prepared this year’s presentation yet, but I think these will be the same questions he’ll explore in July.
Other speakers this year include:
- Tanja Hester our next life. Tanja is an outspoken voice in the personal finance community, working hard to challenge assumptions and promote financial freedom for all.she is an excellent book author Optional to work and award-winning Wallet activity(Tanja is also an office supply geek. Seriously, our chat history is filled with geeky discussions about our favorite pens and notebooks.)
- Piggy and Kitty (alias Jess and Lauren) from complaints get rich. Longtime readers know that BGR is one of my favorite money blogs. I admire Jess and Lauren’s blending in-depth and biting humor with personal finance topics. It’s not an easy task. And Bitch is just as funny as it is on the web. (When I need help with modern pop culture, I refer to Piggy and Kitty. “What does S-tier mean?” “How do I make an animated GIF of Taylor Swift?”)
- Jessica and Corey from phionias. I’ve met Jessica and Corey, but never really got to know them. I want to change that in Ecuador. I think their writing is well thought out and thoughtful.i really like their concept Slow FIthe concept of being able to use “progressive financial freedom” [you] Start your journey to financial independence to live a happier, healthier life, have a better job, and build stronger relationships. ” This fits nicely with my own vision of the stage of financial freedom. (Last Halloween, Jessica and Corey published an interview with me: Money doesn’t magically solve our problems.)
Of course, you’ll also enjoy a presentation by host Cheryl Reed.Cheryl founded these money chautauqua JL Collins It was held in 2013 and has hosted 10 events in the past. She likes to discuss happiness and joy and how to develop it in your life.
If you are interested in participating in this Chautauqua, You can check the details on the official website. Note that there is two Rally in Ecuador this year. If you are unable to attend, would you be willing to attend the second event?
Of course, each Chautauqua is different, but all four previous retreats I attended had similarities.
- participants gather at the resort A week of conversation and friendship. These are small establishments where you can stay with other guests. we eat and drink together. we walk together we play games together We will talk about money together. we are having fun!
- Each day, one (or more) of our presenters will speak on a subject she holds dear. (For example, we talk about money and meaning.) These are length Presentation, but fun, interactive, and informative.
- Each attendee has a one-on-one meeting with the presenter. What you do with that time is up to you. I had people bring in detailed spreadsheets and questions about retirement. I got people to talk about their travels. I’ve been asking people for relationship advice (I’m not kidding!).
- There are various (optional) off-site trips to visit the region. In Portugal, we visited a winery. In Ecuador, we visited bustling markets, chocolate factories and butterfly sanctuaries.
But as far as I can see genuine article Value the friendships formed during these weeks. Much of our time is spent sitting together and discussing life, the universe, and everything.
I still keep in touch with people from each of the Shatowkas I have participated in in the past. Werewolf Hunters even rented a house in Utah and met in person, visiting each other whenever they were in each other’s cities and having semi-active group chats.)
I can’t promise that you’ll be friends for life this week, but from what I’ve seen, it’s highly likely. And rightly so. You’re getting together with a group of like-minded people to discuss some deeply personal topics.
Here are some of our favorite photos of Shatowka from the past…
One quick note: I recently joined my friend Grant Sabatier on the Earn & Invest podcast, money burnout syndromeThese conversations with Grant and Doc G are always entertaining and enlightening.