Invest Fest will return to Atlanta

Pictured in order: co-founder of Invest Fest Rashad Bilal, co-founder Troy Millings, Mayor Andre Dickens, co-founder Mathew “MG” Garland, co-founder Michael MacDonald and the Invest Fest 2024 Business Grant Winners, Heads Plumbing

Photographer Credit: Terrence Lanham – The Shooters Agency

It’s official, Invest Fest 2024, will return to Atlanta, Georgia this August; marking the fourth consecutive year that the city has hosted the financial education conference. Troy Billings and Rashad Bilal (Earn Your Leisure) held a press conference alongside Mayor Andre Dickens to make the announcement. Matthew Garland (MG the Mortgage Guy) and Michael MacDonald also brought remarks.

The Earn Your Leisure brand is most notable for its podcast centered on financial literacy. In the past, critics of the podcast have accused the hosts of giving poor financial advice and providing a platform to known scammers. In response, co-founder Rashad Bilal says that the company has hired someone to vet future potential guests.

This year’s conference will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center August 23-25. Based on attendance from previous years, event organizers are expecting around 60,000 people throughout the weekend.

One major change that the co-founders spoke about was the focus on the “everyday people” in attendance; small business owners and family businesses. In the past, big celebrity names have been the draw to get people to the conference. During the press conference, a local business was the recipient of a $5,000 grant. Head’s Plumbing won a 60-second pitch competition talking about their business and why Atlanta would be the best city to host the festival.

Presale tickets are available now starting at $250 for general admission. If that seems a bit steep for your pockets, organizers say the exchange of knowledge and networking will be well worth it.

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