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.
September 21st-24th, 2016
Four days of discovery, business, learning, and connecting with your peers. Begins Wednesday evening with a welcome reception.
Sheraton San Diego Hotel/Marina
All conference events on-site at this relaxing hotel – your gateway to the sights, sounds, and experiences that San Diego has to offer.
FinCon: Where Money and Media Meet
On September 21-24, 2016 an energetic community of money media nerds will descend on San Diego, CA 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.
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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.
2016 Keynote Speakers
Clark 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.
Kim Garst is the best-selling author Will The Real You Please Stand Up: Show, Up, Be Authentic and Prosper in Social Media. She is also the CEO of Boom! Social.
She is internationally recognized as a thought leader in the social media space. Forbes named her as one of the Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers and she regularly contributes to Entrepreneur.com and Huffington Post. Her own blog, kimgarst.com, is one of the top social media resources in the world.
Featured 2016 Speakers
Jean Chatzky, NBC's TODAY Show Financial Editor
Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista
Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income
Jeff Rose, CFP, Good Financial Cents
Patrice C. Washington, Real Money Answers
Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet
J.D. Roth, Money Boss
Paula Pant, Afford Anything
Jim Wang, Wallet Hacks
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach
Grant Baldwin, GrantBaldwin.com
Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase Entrepreneur
Chris Ducker, Youpreneur
Gerri Detweiler, Nav
Michael Kitces, Nerd's Eye View
Erin Chase, $5 Dinners
Mike Stelzner, Social Media Examiner
Jordan Harbinger, The Art of Charm
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.
Tiffany Aliche, The BudgetnistaTiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is quickly becoming America's favorite, personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is the founder of the LIVE RICHER Challenge. Since 2008, The Budgetnista has specialized in the delivery of financial education that includes seminars, workshops, curricula and trainings. Tiffany is the bestselling author of the books, The One Week Budget and Live Richer Challenge (#1 Amazon / budgeting), and she and her financial advice have been featured on: Good Morning America, the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, The New York Times, Reuters, ESSENCE Magazine, FORBES, Fox Business, MSNBC and CBS MoneyWatch. She also blogs about personal finance for The Huffington Post and U.S. News and World Report.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Jim Wang, Wallet HacksJim Wang is the founder of Wallet Hacks, a personal finance blog that shares his unconventional strategies for getting ahead financially, and Kasai Media, a social influencer network. He previously founded Bargaineering.
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.
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.
Gerri Detweiler, NavGerri Detweiler is an expert on consumer and small business credit and financing. Her articles have been widely syndicated and she has been interviewed for more than 3000 news interviews. Her latest book (of five) is "Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track." She is head of market education at Nav, which provides free small business and personal credit scores and financing advice.
Michael Kitces, Nerd's Eye ViewMichael Kitces is a Partner and the Director of Research for Pinnacle Advisory Group, a private wealth management firm located in Columbia, Maryland that oversees approximately $1.4 billion of client assets. In addition, he is a co-founder of the XY Planning Network, the practitioner editor of the Journal of Financial Planning, and the publisher of the e-newsletter The Kitces Report and the popular financial planning industry blog Nerd’s Eye View through his website Kitces.com, dedicated to advancing knowledge in financial planning.
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.
Mike Stelzner, Social Media ExaminerMichael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind large events, such as Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. He is also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast, founder of the Social Media Marketing Society and host of the weekly Morning Social Media TALK show.
Jordan Harbinger, The Art of CharmJordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm and host of The Art of Charm Podcast, one of the most popular podcasts in the world with over 2 million downloads every month. The Art of Charm has been covered by Forbes, NPR, the Today Show, Esquire Magazine, Saturday Night Live and MSNBC. A former Wall Street attorney, Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks 5 languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war-zones and been kidnapped -twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation. Here at The Art of Charm, Jordan shares that experience, and the system borne as a result, with students and clients.
8:30am – CFSI’s FinX Workshop
3:00pm – Early Check-In Opens
5:00pm – Welcome Reception
7:00pm – Your Money Meetup
7:30am Breakfast and Check-In Opens
8:30am Breakout Sessions / Pro Networking
9:30am Breakout Sessions / Pro Networking
10:30am Breakout Sessions
11:30am Expo Hall Open / Food Truck Lunch
2:00pm FinTech Startup Competition
4:00pm FinCon Big Ideas: Jean Chatzky
4:30pm Keynote – Clark Howard
5:30pm Speaker/Pro Mixer
7:00pm Official Opening Party
7:30am Breakfast and Check-In Opens
8:30am Breakout Sessions
9:30am Breakout Sessions
10:30am Expo Hall Opens
2:00pm Freelancer’s Marketplace
3:00pm Breakout Sessions
4:00pm FinCon Big Ideas: Tiffany Aliche, Pat Flynn
4:30pm Keynote – Kim Garst
7:00pm Ignite FinCon
8:00am Breakfast and Check-In Opens
9:00am Breakout Sessions
10:00am Breakout Sessions
11:00am Topical Roundtables
1:00pm Breakout Sessions
2:00pm Breakout Sessions
3:00pm One-On-One Mentoring
4:00pm FinCon Big Ideas: Jeff Rose, Patrice C. Washington
4:30pm Keynote – Noah Kagan
7:00pm Plutus Awards Reception & Ceremony
9:00pm Closing Party