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Society of Grownups, Capital One 360 Cafe

Reaching people for financial literacy support in social settings like coffee shops, etc.

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The Society of Grownups and Capital One 360 Cafes (both in Boston) are great examples of efforts to educate adults about literacy and/or provide opportunities to invest, etc in social settings.  The Society of Grownups offers various classes while also providing financial advisers to clientele.  The Capital One 360 Cafes are in partnership with Peet's Coffee shops to offer access to banking and coffee, tea, etc in one location!  Although different approaches, these are two examples of opportunities for financial education for adults in social settings.  The "About" pages for each:

Society of Grownups (https://www.societyofgrownups.com/)

Every generation has its own dreams. And its own ideas about success. But the only path to happiness is the one built on your individual goals and values.

The first step toward achieving your dreams? Giving them a name. That’s why everything we do at Society of Grownups is designed to discover what you really want.

Our curriculum includes classes, chats, supper clubs, guest speakers, special events, and presentations—all arranged around the things that matter to you. From good food and fine wine to advancing your career, building a home, being a good parent, or simply finding balance.

We believe a solid financial footing makes your personal goals, whatever they may be, a lot more attainable. So we host Core Financial Classes on critical subjects like investments, debt, and inheritance. We also provide balanced, one-on-one financial counseling via 20-minute checkups and 90-minute deep dives with financial planners.

Our hand-picked financial planners are experienced at translating your goals into easy-to-understand action plans. Their goal is to help you use your finances to become the kind of grownup that you want to be. And to help you enjoy the journey along the way.

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Capital One 360 Cafe (http://cafes.capitalone360.com/Boston/)

At Capital One 360®, we believe banking should fit comfortably into everyday life. That's why we're not just online and mobile; we can now be found in Cafés opening across Boston. A place where you can get your banking questions answered or simply recharge your lives with free WiFi, tips on saving time & money, and freshly-brewed Peet’s Coffee®. See for yourself how together we can challenge every preconception of what a bank can be.

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Thanks for the inspirations Robert! I frequently go to the Capital One 360 cafe in my area and definitely agree that they do a great job of integrating financial literacy into a social setting. You might also be interested to share the Society of GrownUps example with Paul, who had posted a similar thought on starting a financial literacy social club: https://openideo.com/challenge/financial-empowerment-challenge/research/social-clubs-for-financial-success

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