Establishment is out. Experience is in.
Standing firm at the epicenter of this evolution is FinCon – the world’s largest Financial Content Expo – helping hundreds reach millions with a positive money message.
October 25th-28th, 2017
Four days of discovery, business, learning, and connecting with your peers. Begins Wednesday evening with a welcome reception.
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
All conference events on-site at this relaxing hotel – your gateway to the sights, sounds, and experiences that Dallas has to offer.
FinCon: Where Money and Media Meet
On October 25th-28th, 2017 an energetic community of money media nerds will descend on Dallas, TX for a weekend of connecting and learning. Will you be there?
Attendees connect with others in the community, learn to create, promote, and profit from compelling online content, and discover new trends in personal finance and investing.
[Watch the Highlights from #FinCon15]
What You’ll Learn
You’ll learn how to craft compelling money-related digital content for your blog, social accounts, podcast, and video channel – part of this process is learning what’s current in personal finance, deals, and investing.
You’ll learn how to establish your online platform. You’ll also learn to get your quality content in front of more of the right people using the latest in marketing, branding, networking, SEO, and community-building best practices.
You’ll learn from the proven experts exactly how to earn money by freelancing, pairing your content with relevant advertising, leveraging your influence, and creating your own products and services.
Clark Howard, Clark.com
Jean Chatzky, NBC's TODAY Show Financial Editor
Mr. Money Mustache
Farnoosh Torabi, So Money Podcast
Carl Richards, The Behavior Gap
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach
Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet
Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income
Noah Kagan, AppSumo
Paula Pant, Afford Anything
Jeff Rose, CFP, Good Financial Cents
Patrice C. Washington, Real Money Answers
J.D. Roth, Money Boss
Grant Baldwin, GrantBaldwin.com
Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase Entrepreneur
Chris Ducker, Youpreneur
Erin Chase, $5 Dinners
Clark Howard, Clark.comClark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and site, ClarkHoward.com, show you ways to keep money in your pocket. As a successful lifelong entrepreneur, media star and best-selling author of ten books, the Atlanta-based “consumer champion” is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life.
Jean Chatzky, NBC's TODAY Show Financial EditorJean Chatzky is an American financial journalist, author and motivational speaker. Chatzky has given personal financial advice on various TV shows. She is the financial editor for NBC's Today Show.
Mr. Money MustacheMr. Money Mustache grew up as a small-town Canadian kid, graduated from school to become an engineer, saved and invested early and retired at age 30. Now nine years into retirement, he writes a self-titled blog that has grown to gather over a million pageviews per week. Through FinCon, he hopes to swap ideas with other bloggers on what works (and what does not) in attracting and keeping a loyal audience.
Farnoosh Torabi, So Money PodcastFarnoosh Torabi, host of the So Money podcast, is the author of three books, When She Makes More: 10 Rules For Breadwinning Women, Psyche Yourself Rich and You’re So Money. She is a frequent financial contributor to Yahoo!, The Today Show, ABC and several top women’s magazines including Glamour, Marie Claire and Redbook. Farnoosh was a keynote speaker at Fincon 2014.
Carl Richards, The Behavior GapCarl Richards is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the director of investor education for the BAM ALLIANCE, a community of over 130 independent wealth management firms throughout the United States. He is the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in the The New York Times, and is a columnist for Morningstar Advisor. Carl has also been featured on Marketplace Money, The Leonard Lopate Show, Oprah.com and Forbes.com. In addition, Carl has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual learning events around the world. Through his simple sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts easy to understand. His second book, The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money (March 2015, Portfolio), uses these sketches to cut through the complexity people associate with financial decisions. It’s a practical how-to based on many of the principles in his first book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money (Portfolio/Penguin). Carl’s art appeared in a solo show at the Kimball Art Center, in Park City, Utah. Other showings include The Parson’s Gallery in New York, The Shultz Museum, and an upcoming exhibit at the Mansion House in London. His commissioned work is on display in businesses and educational institutions across the country. He lives with his family in Park City, Utah.
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money CoachLynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, speaker, and the author of more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette is a former Wall Street Journal reporter and CNBC correspondent. She now works as a financial educator, helping Americans to better handle their money – especially managing credit and debt. Lynnette has appeared on hundreds of national TV programs, such as Oprah, The Talk, Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show and more. To learn more about Lynnette, please follow her on Twitter or Facebook, or visit her free financial advice site, AskTheMoneyCoach.com.
Ramit SethiRamit Sethi is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, “I Will Teach You To Be Rich,” which focuses on personal finance for people in their 20s and 30s by weaving together threads from health & fitness, social psychology, and personal finance. His blog, iwillteachyoutoberich.com, hosts over 300,000 readers per month. He occasionally writes for the New York Times and has appeared on The Today Show, ABC, PBS, NPR, and most major media. Previously, he co-founded PBwiki, a Silicon Valley collaboration company, where he helped drive the user acquisition of millions of users. Ramit was the keynote speaker at #FinCon11.
Liz Weston, Nerd WalletLiz is a columnist for NerdWallet, and an award-winning personal finance writer who has authored several books about money, including the best-seller "Your Credit Score." Her weekly syndicated Q&A column, which appears in the Los Angeles Times and other papers, gives straight, clear answers to the money problems Americans face
Pat Flynn, Smart Passive IncomeOnline Entrepreneur. Author. Podcaster. Blogger. Pat Flynn is a beloved thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses. He is routinely celebrated for his transparent leadership style and authentic principles. Pat overcame career adversity at an early age by finding his own path and true passion. Despite his success in business, Pat’s greatest joys are spending time with his family and friends as well as helping inspire and educate others on how to succeed with their own entrepreneurial careers.
Noah Kagan, AppSumoNoah Kagan is the Chief Sumo at AppSumo, which helps business professionals kick more ass. He specializes in making things, eating burritos, and disc golf. Previously, he founded Gambit, a payment engine for virtual games. Before that, he helped launch Mint.com.
Paula Pant, Afford AnythingPaula Pant is the founder of Afford Anything, a popular website at the intersection between building wealth and living your best life. Afford Anything covers investing, financial freedom, passive income through real estate, and general money-savvy. Pant has been featured in more than four dozen publications, including Forbes, US News, DailyFinance, Marketplace Money, Redbook, Kiplinger, Lifehacker and more.
Jeff Rose, CFP, Good Financial CentsJeff is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, CEO and Founder of Alliance Wealth Management, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Jeff is also an Iraqi combat veteran having served in the Army National Guard for 9 years, including a 16 month deployment to Iraq in 2005. He is the founder of GoodFinancialCents.com (a Top 10 money blog you should read according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance) and author Soldier of Finance – his book that combines his military background with his financial planning knowledge. He currently writes for US News & World Report and Equifax and has been featured in major sites such as Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Kiplingers, and Fox Business. In his free time, he loves hanging with his family, tortures himself with Crossfit workouts, and daydreams frequently when he can chow down on an In-N-Out Burger again.
Patrice C. Washington, Real Money AnswersPatrice C. Washington has been making money educational yet fun since 2003 as a nationally recognized best-selling author of the Real Money Answers financial series, featured columnist, television commentator, transformational speaker, spokesperson, radio host and leading authority on personal finance, entrepreneurship and success for women and youth. A licensed real estate professional by her Sophomore year in college and a real estate and mortgage broker at 21 years old, Patrice took her boutique brokerage from the dining room of her 700 square foot condo to a 7-figure real estate empire by just 25. After losing her fortune in the Great Recession, she dedicated her life to not just rebuilding and reinventing her own life, but helping the masses move from debt management to money mastery. Today, Patrice’s wisdom on money matters has been featured as a recurring voice by national brands such as NBC, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Upscale Magazine and most recently as the personal finance voice of the top-rated and nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show where she hosts her own weekly segment, Real Money Answers with Patrice Washington. Each year she electrifies tens of thousands as a sought after speaker from colleges to churches and conferences nationally and is currently sharing the stage on tour with renown speakers Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Lisa Nichols and Steve Harvey.
J.D. Roth, Money BossJ.D. Roth founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. He wrote Your Money: The Missing Manual, created the year-long Get Rich Slowly course, and contributed the "Your Money" column to Entrepreneur magazine from 2011 to 2014. He now writes about financial freedom at Money Boss.
Grant Baldwin, GrantBaldwin.comGrant Baldwin is a nationally known keynote speaker, podcaster, author and entrepreneur. He has delivered hundreds of presentations to over 400,000 people through conferences, conventions and other events. He is the founder of The Speaker Lab, a podcast and community for speakers and those interested in speaking. He’s married to his high school sweetheart and together they live Nashville in a Barbie dream house with 3 little girls.
Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase EntrepreneurNatalie Sisson is No #1 bestselling author, podcaster, speaker and adventurer who believes everybody has the right to choose freedom in business and adventure in life. She’s on a mission to ensure 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs do just that by 2020 over at the SuitcaseEntrepreneur.com. Born in New Zealand Natalie’s built her multiple six figure business from her laptop over the last 6 years while living out of her suitcase, traveling to 69 countries and showing others how to build a profitable online freedom business that supports their ideal lifestyle through her definitive Freedom Plan program.
Chris Ducker, YoupreneurA serial entrepreneur, virtual staffing expert, blogger, podcaster and author, Chris helps other entrepreneurs catapult their businesses into the 21st century utilizing what he calls the ‘New Business’ style of marketing. Chris’ new book, Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business, hits shelves April 1st, 2014. Learn more about Chris at www.chrisducker.com.
Erin Chase, $5 DinnersErin Chase is the founder of 5DollarDinners.com, The $5 Meal Plan & the popular Grocery Budget Makeover video course, MyFreezEasy membership, and author of the $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook series. When not whipping up delicious, frugal meals in the kitchen, she can be found out of a run, chasing her boys around the neighborhood, or taking escape from the summer heat in the pool. She lives with her husband, 4 boys and 1 furry boy in San Antonio, TX.