Learn about the one-day conference coming up that provides you with resources to enhance your happiness, freedom, and prosperity through the lens of personal finance.
The American Dream looks drastically different than it did a few decades ago. That’s the idea that Diania Merriam wanted to explore when she launched EconoMe, a one-day conference that provides attendees with resources to enhance their happiness, freedom, and prosperity through the lens of personal finance.
With roots in the FIRE movement (financial independence, retire early), the EconoMe Conference has its sights set on helping people join the lifestyle movement of FIRE with the goal of financial freedom.
“I was motivated to start a conference after the pursuit of FIRE changed my life,” says Merriam. “After I discovered blogs like Mr. Money Mustache and Frugalwoods, as well as books such as Your Money or Your Life and The Simple Path to Wealth, I used my new-found knowledge to get out of $30,000 in debt in 11 months.”
After getting herself out of debt, Merriam was able to negotiate a remote working relationship with her employer as well as a two-month unpaid sabbatical to walk the Camino de Santiago (a 500-mile trek across northern Spain).
Now she’s planning to the EconoMe Conference on March 7, 2020 at the University of Cincinnati’s Great Hall at Tangeman University Center.
Those who attend the event can expect a full day of programming that includes two sessions of speakers, an opportunity to screen a new documentary about the FIRE movement calling “Playing with Fire,” and an after party.
Once the conference is over, Merriam says that she hopes attendees are inspired by the ideas shared through the speakers and leave feeling that they learned something valuable.
“I also hope the content expands their understanding of what is possible when it comes to their finances and creating more freedom in their lives,” she adds.
To learn more about the EconoMe Conference, visit www.economeconference.com. Merriam says she is working on getting early bird tickets available for next month, but you can sign up for the mailing list on the website to be notified when tickets go on sale.