Mogo Announces Launch of National "Adulting 101" Financial Literacy Events for Millennials

Canada's fastest-growing digital financial brand kicks off national series of events in Toronto this month hosted by Financial Fitness Coach and millennial money expert Chantel Chapman.

VANCOUVER, Oct. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Mogo (TSX: GO), Canada's financial brand for the next generation of digitally-minded consumers, is about to officially launch its national financial education series Mogo Presents: Adulting 101. 

This series of events aims to share money wisdom with millennials—and the financially curious of any age—in a way that's more of a fun night out than a classroom situation. More relaxed than stuffy (helped by flowing wine), and more standup comedy than lecture, this event is all about the experience. Make no mistake, although attendees are learning how to better manage their finances here, Adulting 101 is as unbanklike as it is possible to be.

It all kicks off Sunday October 25th in Toronto with a wine-tasting gameshow style event in partnership with the Gladstone Hotel's "Get School'd" series. Event info link.

After this month's Toronto event, Mogo will roll out additional Adulting 101 events across Canada with events planned for Calgary (November), Vancouver (January) and Ottawa (February).

Co-hosted by Financial Fitness Coach Chantel Chapman and Dave Stansfield, Sommelier at Vancouver Urban Winery, this year's Adulting events will school people on both the complexity of the grape and the simplicity of keeping your finances in order. Attendees will learn insider tips to raise your credit score, smart money management techniques and, most importantly, how to choose a superior bottle of vino without breaking the bank.

Ms. Chapman is an entrepreneur, educator, and author. She is Mogo's media spokesperson for all things financial and millennial, and was recently selected as their national Financial Fitness Coach.

"The response to our Adulting 101 event in Vancouver earlier this year was outstanding. Chantel's knowledge of and enthusiasm for sharing financial education is infectious. Combined with a format where people get to mingle, learn, and have fun, it's the perfect mix," says David Feller, CEO of Mogo. "It was natural for us to expand this series across the country as part of our work in helping transform financial services in Canada."

"Finance is boring, and we aren't doing any favours for our young people by forcing them to learn about it in the traditional way. I wanted to shake things up and create a memorable and fun experience where they'll learn without even realizing it," says Chapman. "I want them to think of me and my money advice the next time they're overspending and popping bottles."

All Adulting 101 events are open to the public, MogoMembers, and media, though space is limited and attendees must be of legal drinking age.

ABOUT MOGO  
Mogo (TSX: GO) is building a digital financial brand for the next generation of Canadians by offering convenience, transparency and a more engaging customer experience. With 135,000 members and growing, we are using technology and design to not only transform the way consumers access financial solutions (it takes only about three minutes to create a MogoAccount online), but also enable them to take control of their financial health. Savvy members can get out of debt faster through our unique Level Up program, spend responsibly with one of our cool free reloadable Mogo Prepaid Visa cards, and keep on top of payments by signing up for Mogo's text and email alerts. To learn more about Mogo—recently referred to as the potential "Uber of banking" by CNBC, Toronto Star, and others—visit mogo.ca.

MORE ABOUT CHANTEL CHAPMAN
As Mogo's Financial Fitness Coach, Chantel plays a key part in creating financial education content and solutions that work for today's cash-strapped millennials. A Vancouver-based mortgage broker for over a decade, Chantel has also volunteered as a Junior Achievement teacher, developing a "smart money" program to help young adults make healthy fiscal choices and eventually teaching at-risk youth at charities such as Covenant House and The Boys Club Network through her company Holler For Your Dollar. She has also taught young entrepreneurs about finance through organizations such as The Next Big Thing, a non-profit co-founded by Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite.

MORE ABOUT "ADULTING 101" 
Toronto event, October 25: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mogo-presents-adulting-101-tickets-18945935804

MEDIA RESOURCES:
Toronto Media Appearances: Chantel is presenting Mogo's Adulting 101 event in Toronto on October 25 and is available for Toronto media appearances.

Hi-res images of Mogo Presents: Adulting 101 events:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1iqqu12fpy6ku75/AACGSWt1Vo0UeGWR_8EEo2lva?dl=0

Video of Mogo Presents: Adulting 101 event
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prso5DaXRuE

SOURCE Mogo Finance Technology Inc

For further information: For media inquiries please contact: Marci Hotsenpiller, ZINC Public Relations Inc., Tel: 250 650 6524, marci@zincpr.com

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