Capital One launched a ten city #BankingReimagined tour earlier this year. Philadelphia is the next to the last stop (they’re there today until 6PM), but arrived on an important weekend, Dilworth Park’s Spring Awakening Weekend. The fountains are on again, the cafe is open and spring programing starts.
Saturday, April 1
The Air Grille, operated by Brûlée Catering, will open alongside Dilworth Park Café with a menu of grilled foods, burgers, fries, sandwiches and salads. The Air Grille will serve lunch this spring, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Schedule this week includes:
Tuesday, April 4
Noon: Take a moment to breathe, relax and quiet your mind while building up muscle strength and balance with yoga. Bring your own mat.
6:00 p.m.: Challenge your routine with the high-intensity approach of a boot camp class.
Wednesday, April 5
1:00 p.m.: Silver Sneakers makes fitness fun for boomers and beyond with exercises designed to increase muscle strength and range of movement for seniors.
6:30 p.m.: City Fit Girls Running Club, an all-levels running and fitness community for women, meets near the information center.
Thursday, April 6
6:00 p.m.: Get your body going with Zumba, an all-out, super calorie-burning dance party set to Latin and pop music.
I headed over about 1PM to walk through the 20 minute, interactive session in order to help uncover the financial behaviors that best match my value system, and help my understand the role personal fiances play in enhancing my life.
it was a crowded, but the lines ran smoothly
especially listening to tunes by DJ Adrian Hardy
First you fill out a digital form, with topics related to money and your long-term goals. Taking the mystery out of savings, and really engaging you on what is important for your money. I liked it.
I like thinking long term, when I finished college I really never thought about long term goals, even though I had just finished going to school for a lifetime career.
Then I headed to the 2nd part of the tour and climbed the state-of-the-art, 54-foot trailer housing a smart, personalized and digital experience open to the public, including:
- Touchscreens that allow you to prioritize personal values and goals, demonstrating how your outlook shapes the way you view money.
- An augmented reality experience with 3-D holograms in real space and time that brings your financial goals to life. Video selfie booths where you can record a message to your future self as a reminder of your money goals.
There was a giant touch screen where I swiped images left or right to answer Yes/No questions. It was like playing a game, but it was actually helping me prioritize my financial goals. After answering questions, not surprisingly I ended with a card that said improving my business was my top consideration.
I really enjoyed the interactive displays and I got to use this the HoloLens virtual reality headset. It was my first experience using virtual reality headsets and was really neat. Technology is so fascinating especially helping us see things we normally don’t experience.
There were alot of Capital One ambassadors on hand to help
The tour ended with me recording a video on my future financial goals, which will be sent to me in the future. In the meantime I can set up a time to meet with Capital One to meet with their free Money Coaches although you could just walk into one of their cafes to use the service as well.
At the end of the tour there were free snacks and coffee to enjoy
and swag to take home.
Capital One’s core beliefs: Personal finance doesn’t need to be stressful. Both the tour and the Capital One Cafés hope to make that goal a reality.
Our Capital One Cafe is located at 17th and Walnut. I wrote about it earlier in the week.
At the Cafe
- ATMs are free for everyone, not just Capital One customers
- There’s a nice meeting space/conference room available for free for local non-profits
- Interactive touch-screens throughout the café provide local info and fun interactive financial content
- You can pay your credit card bill here, open new accounts, work with your Capital One 360 account and more
- They even offer 3 completely free “Money Coaching ” sessions with a Certified Life Coach
Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own and were not directed by Capital One. To learn more about Capital One, visit www.capitalone.com/cafes OR www.capitalone.com/bankingreimagined