The Denver Capital One Cafe is more than banking
The Denver Capital One Cafe is our new favorite place to work, drink coffee and play games. It’s not just a bank, and expect to get more than coffee.
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The ambiance of the Denver Capital One Cafe
As you walk the new streets of the western edge of LoDo (lower downtown, for those who don’t know) neighborhood of Denver, you feel the excitement of a growing city. In these blocks, every building is less than five years old. Professionals roam for work, food, networking and, most importantly, coffee. As you reach 15th & Wewatta, your eyes are pulled toward a strong, angular glass building. Open bay doors welcome you inside to sit.
One can’t help but walk inside between the tables and dramatic greenery. The Peet’s Coffee bar, small and large tables, chairs, sofas, bars and barstools suggest that this is a coffee shop. With the ATMs, large touchscreen monitors that engage you with your money, small and large meeting rooms open to the public, it’s clear this isn’t a standard coffee shop. In fact, it feels like a community space complete with coffee, food and a bank.
Money, games, friends and relationships at the Denver Capital One Cafe
This location is the Denver Capital One Cafe, the site of our recent Money Matched Live & Workshop Event to kick off their Money & Relationship Workshops series. This was a superb event hosted by the Denver Capital One Cafe that featured our good friend and Capital One Cafe’s money coach, Megan Lathrop. Don’t miss our great Queer Money™ interview with Megan about money and relationships.
Complete with a spread of locally crafted food and mocktails to put any cocktail to the test, our evening started with a fun game of Money Matched Live. Money Matched Live is the Denver Capital One Café and other locations Newlywed-style game that compares answers from individuals of three couples, us included. The 10-question game had us share our feelings and behaviors about money.
If you think you know your partner’s feelings about money and how to manage it, you’d be surprised. We write, speak, blog, podcast, eat, sleep and drink personal finance and everyone at the event laughed when our individual answers weren’t in sync. Our co-contestants’ responses were just as fun.
Money Matched Live was a spirited game to get everyone in the cafe talking about their money. The game was the icebreaker of all icebreakers that everyone in attendance enjoyed.
The Denver Capital One Cafe free money workshops
Money Matched Live was followed up with a money and relationship coaching session led by Megan. In a group environment, all attendees and contestants dove into their money, their relationships and how each affects the other – no spreadsheets or calculators included! The workshop was as much a psychological evaluation as a lesson on money, and it took the money discussion where many don’t usually take it.
Everyone has emotions about money. We carry preconceived opinions about how to manage our money, the right and wrong ways to pay bills, save for retirement and achieve financial goals. We have emotions and expectations about relationships. Often, couples are on entirely different pages.
The Denver Capital One Cafe Money Matched Live and Money & Relationship Workshop helped everyone on the cafe that night learn how to be better with their money, their relationship with money and the way they manage their money within their relationship.
As money is a leading cause of stress in relationships, the Denver Capital One Cafe Money & Relationship Workshop if near you, is something you don’t want to miss. If you’re in Denver, the next Capital One Café Money & Relationship Workshop is Wednesday, October 25 from 5 pm – 6 pm. RSVP here. If you’re not in Denver and want to learn about workshops near you, go here.
Strengthen your relationship with your partner and your relationship with money. It’s worth your time and no money’s required.