About The Event

The American Dream originated as an ideal where every person has the right to pursue his or her own idea of happiness. EconoMe is a conference about reclaiming this right!

The EconoMe Conference has roots in the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early) which is a lifestyle movement with the goal of financial freedom.

We bring together thought leaders to guide us in questioning our assumptions about happiness, freedom, and prosperity through the lens of personal finance.

“EconoMe provides dynamic speakers on financial independence as well as networking opportunities to link you with folks with similar interests. It’s like reading and listening to a month’s worth of blogs/podcasts all in one day!” says an EconoMe attendee.

Check out all the speeches from EconoMe on our YouTube channel!

Why attend an event about financial freedom when you can easily educate yourself with all the amazing free resources online?

Because FI is better with Friends! Tapping into the incredible people in this community will add a richness to your path to FI in ways that you can’t do on your own. There is an easy sense of camaraderie that builds between people headed towards a common goal that can make the whole journey feel so much lighter and more fun.

EconoMe speakers and breakout session leaders are as entertaining as they are informative. This is not a stuffy financial conference, this is a party about money! Exposing yourself to others who have crafted their own version of the American Dream provides inspiration for you to see the endless possibilities when it comes to your finances. This event holds the potential to “fuel your FIRE” and replenish your motivation for pursuing this unconventional path.

Whether you are already FI, knee-deep in the accumulation phase, or just getting started cleaning up your finances, we’re committed to curating amazing thought-provoking content for you.

What is an Economeist?

We believe happiness comes from freedom, creativity, and community. We subscribe to a new American Dream that doesn’t include excessive material possessions, conveniences, and money. We want more self directed time, more mental space, and more connection with the people we love.

Resourcefulness is gratifying. Effort is the spice of life. Sharing is caring. We are not consumerist suckas. We DIY, we optimize, we cook amazing food. We believe happiness is less about pleasure and much more about the expansion of possibility. We tap into the incredible abundance that surrounds us.

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