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As you may recall from my previous blog post, the Capital One Banking Reimagined Tour rolled through Miami this past weekend. As I was out of town for a quick girls getaway weekend, my colleagues Alex and Mike went to the event on behalf of The Rebel Chick. It seemed like such a cool event, I really didn't want to miss the chance to have a first hand account to share! However...I also didn't want to miss my trip - which I was able to afford, thanks to managing my finances properly!
They say that money can't buy you happiness, and whilethat may certainly be true, properly managing your finances can make your life less stressful, allow you to enjoy the finer things in life (like travel), and feel safe and secure in your financial future.
Yeah, I sent two men to cover an event for The Rebel CHICK. They don't call me a rebel for nothing, folks! Mike and Alex are professional photographers, videographers and they're millennials to boot. Who better to test out this new way of thinking about finances than two single millennial men in their 20s? I thought they'd be the perfect replacement for me!
When Mike and Alex arrived at Bayside Marketplace and found the Capital One #BankingReimagined Tour, they found that it wasn't just an event, it was an experience!
Mike said, "We were greeted and made to feel like the goal of it all was geared towards millennials and to get us feeling comfortable about our financial planning. They made use of touch screen iPads to create a profile something we have grown comfortable with these days. Through series of personality questions that helped identify your goals and what you value most, you could've swipe left or right like a tinder date on what choices you're were more interested in to help you on the road to achieving them."
They talked with Jenn, the creative director of advertising, who was the lead in bringing it all to life. She handled everything from the menus and innovative technology - like those awesome virtual reality head sets that brought your visions before your eyes - and how it all would motivate people and help them become excited about their financial futures.
There was even an option to record a message, kind of like a time capsule, for your future self about the things you might be looking forward to and want to be reminded about in a year.
You can see Alex using the virtual reality experience in this Facebook Live post he shared during the tour.
As mentioned in my previous post, the Capital One Cafes will have coffee and pastries available to their guests, so of course the Capital One Banking Reimagined Tour had a little taste of that as well in Miami this weekend! They had pastries and coffee from local vendors, which is so important when you're trying to bring a community together. Capital One Cafes will be promoting local businesses by serving these things from local coffee shops, bakeries and organic food companies.
Alex and Mike thought that the Banking Reimagined Tour experience was a great way to get people thinking about planning for their goals.
If you haven't read the previous post yet, here's a little refresher on what Capital One Cafes and the #BankingReimagined Tour is all about!
The goal of Capital One Cafes is provide people with a more personalized approach to managing their finances. They're creating a welcoming environment to empower people to feel confident about their relationship with their money. There are already Capital One Cafes in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco and St. Cloud., and there are plans to open in Seattle and South Florida later this year. There will soon be locations in Miami or Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables or West Palm Beach, where folks can come in to recharge their bank accounts, devices and lives while learning new ways to manage their finances, try out new digital and financial tools, or simply grab a great cup of coffee or baked goods from Pastry Is Art, Le Provance and Protano’s. They’re all centrally located in the hub of the neighborhood so that they’re easily accessible. You will also be able to find cash deposit ATMs in many Target stores in the markets where there are Capital One Cafes!
To celebrate the openings of Capital One Cafés all over the country, Capital One is hitting the road with its Banking Reimagined Tour making stops across the United States to give people a firsthand look at Capital One Cafes and their innovative services and programs, designed to get us all thinking and talking about personal finance in totally new ways.
Check out the #BankingReimagined Tour to see if there will be a stop near you!
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