Monday, March 10, 2014

Scheule of Events

Here is the official schedule of events for Get a L.I.F.E. 2014!


We are going to have a jammed packed day!!

I can not wait to meet everyone.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Last Day to Register!!

Today is the day! We are 7 days away from the 2nd annual Get a L.I.F.E and it is the last day to register!

I just wanted to express my appreciation and excitement for the amazing response and encouragement everyone has shown this year. This workshop is just like another child to me. I want everyone to benefit from it in the areas they need the most help!

This year we have more then doubled the attendees!  This to me means that this workshop is a need and I am thrilled to be meeting it.

We gained a last minute sponsor and I would like to extend the the final discount of the year to anyone that has not already registered!

Register here and use code THRIFTY to save $5.00 on a full day ticket.

See you in 7 days!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time is running out

We hate to put a limit on learning how to save money!  However,  the workshop is by pre registration and the last day to register is March 8th. We do this in order to get a firm count for catering, prepare presentation materials, and name tags, ect!
With that said we have had a great turn out and have room for 12 more attendees! So hurry and register.  We do have a few more half day spots as well!

I can't wait to meet everyone and learn from the other presentations as well!

Questions? Contact me at jen.l.ward86@gmail.com!



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spend less, Save More!

It is a simple concept. It is what everyone WANTS to do. But life is busy. It is easier to pay extra for professional photographers, eat out, hire a repair man for yearly maintain. Budgeting is overwhelming and talking about finances can get "hairy" when spouses are involved. But you really do want to save and pay off debt, you want to put your child through college or at least offer some assistance,  you have a dream of retiring!  Well you NEED to take action now. You have to get an ATTITUDE and say NO. No to spending, and Yes to finding ways to make do, find things cheaper, barging,  planning,  and saving!!

I don't mean THIS kind of attitude 



It is time to register for Get a L.I.F.E and learn how to get your Attitude!

You know you want to!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Calling all Small Businesses!

Get a L.I.F.E. is a great opportunity to have your products and services displayed and promoted to potential customers that would like to save money, live a balanced lifestyle and have fun!

Some of the benefits to becoming a sponsor for Get a L.I.F.E.include:

  •   Opportunity to reach a targeted audience of families searching for money saving tips, tricks, and quality products
  •  Potential for brand exposure in workshop advertising, workshop website, and workshop programs
  •  Product exposure in “Swag bags” if sample products are donated by your business,     
  • Supporting the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation. A donation of $1 from each ticket sold will benefit the research and surgical interventions of carcinoid cancer.
  • Showcasing your business as a community focused asset

We are excited to work with area business to help build the small business community!


Here are the options available for becoming a sponsor at Get a L.I.F.E



Levels of Sponsorship
Gold Level………………………………………………………...………………….$75.00

·         Two complementary tickets to workshop with exposure to potential clients
·         Business name displayed on event flyer
·         Commercial or announcement during lunch
·         Business name displayed in daily email
·         All Silver Level benefits

Silver Level…………………………..………………………………………..…………$50.00

·         Public thank you on Facebook event page
·         Public thank you during event
·         All Bronze Level benefits

Bronze Level………...…………………………………………………………………..$25.00

·         Business name displayed with hyperlink to your website on Facebook event page, blog event page, and Twitter page
·         Opportunity to include sample products in “Swag bags”
·         Business name displayed on “Thank you to our sponsors” page in program

Other Opportunities for Sponsorship:

·         Donate an item or service for hourly door prizes
·         Donate items for “50 Swag bags”
·         Donate an amount of your choice


You can find information about last years sponsors here.


I would like to personally thank you for your time and consideration to sponsor “Get a L.I.F.E.” (Lesson In Frugal Economics)! Your sponsorship is allowing residents of the tri-state area to attend this workshop at a minimal cost. 

For more information on pricing please contact me at Jen.l.ward86@gmail.com.



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Some FAQ's about Get a L.I.F.E.

We are offically 30 days away from the last day to order tickets for Get a L.I.F.E.! I am gearing up for the large crowd and plenty of FUN!

I have gotten a couple of GREAT questions about the worshop and wanted to take a second to share them incase you were wondering the same thing:

FAQ's

Q. Can I bring a baby?
A. Yes and please! We even are offering a whole class on baby essentials!

Q.What should I wear?
A.Whatever your comfortable in. This is not a stuffy formal conference. Jeans and tee are perfect!

Q. When is the organization class?
A.There will be two large group classes budgeting and organizing so everyone will be part of these classes. After that we split up and you choose the classes you would like to attend (must pre register). Finally we will meet to have a wrap up session and chit-chat a bit!


Q. What's for lunch? 
A.We will be having a catered lunch by Amber’s Country Catering. She will be providing deli wraps and sandwiches, fruits and veggies, dessert and tea.

Q. Do I need to bring anything? 
A. Bring anything you would like to take notes, if you are attending a class and how a specific item you would like to reference bring that too! We want to make this event as personal and helpful as possible.

Have a question? Leave a comment with the question and I will be sure to answer as soon as possible!

Ready to order your tickets?
  Purchase your tickets now!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Why attend Get a L.I.F.E.?

I have been asked this question over and over again in a variety of way.
"Why do I need to come to a workshop when you have The Nifty Thrifty Lady Blog?"
"Do I really have to come to a full day of classes?"
"I love your site, but I am not sure I want to spend all day at a workshop."
"What makes your workshop different from going to a financial adviser?"
I wanted to answer all of these questions for you today because I think they are important and I believe that the workshop is such a unique opportunity that it may be hard completely understand!

First, Let us talk about why the workshop and The Nifty Thrifty Lady are different.
  • I hand picked a group of presenters that are professionals in area's that I am not! So what this means is you are going to have expert knowledge at your disposal for 1 day only. These presenters are live, in person to help YOU achieve what you want to do on your financial journey! That is what really makes the workshop stand out from the blog. There is also the benefit of connecting with others that are like minded and want to learn to save just like you!
Now, Lets talk about the full day of classes.
  • Is 9am-2pm a full day really? Well, if it is to you, you will be happy to know that there is a half day ticket you can purchase. BUT let me just say last year the workshop was 9am-5pm and everyone that attended wished it was longer!! Really, the presenters engage you and many of the classes are hands on or you get so caught up on the discussion 45mins has gone and your off to another class! I really want to stress that the event is not formal! We had a great question about nursing  babies, YES! We are baby friendly! The event is not your typical stuffy seminar! We want to connect with our community and help each other. So your day will FLY by and you will want to come back soon!
Finally, What sets Get a L.I.F.E. apart from Financial advisers and things of that nature. 
  • When was the last time you heard of a couple going to talk to an accountant for advice on how to save money when taking pictures of their children OR wanting to reorganize their home? I am not sure Get a L.I.F.E. can even be compared to a financial adviser because we are so different! The workshop incorporates budgeting for families based on a system that is general enough to be personalized to fit everyone's needs! All of the other classes are theme specific to help you cut costs in area's of your life to ultimately Spend LESS and Save MORE!
One last thought: I was asked about the price of the tickets recently and if they were fairly priced. A full day ticket is $30.00 including lunch and take home materials. So yes I believe they are fairly priced but lets look at it another way for a moment-

A consultation with a professional organizer (because ours is a professional) = $100.00-200.00/hour
A Photography Class with a professional Photographer = $75.00-100.00/classs
A budgeting program like David Ramsey's = $109.00
Online Meal Planning Program like E-meals = $58.00
Consultation with a Party Planner/travel planner = $50.00-$100.00
Estimate for Home Repair= 0-$100.00
Baby Basic Classes= 0-$50.00/ Class

So you could say that by spending a day with use you could potentially be saving over $400.00.

I hope you will consider to Join us for a true investment in yourself, your family, and your future!

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