Bay Area FinCon Local Meetup a Success!
This write-up is by Azra Panjwani, Bay Area FinCon Local leader.
Last year, when I saw Philip mobilizing Financial Bloggers all around the world via the Financial Blogger Conference (FinCon), I really wanted to be a part of it. You see, I had just recently made my forray into the world of Personal Finance and I was excited to be a involved with this community.
When circumstantial reasons made it impossible for me to attend FinCon11, I vowed to keep a keen eye on the FinCon website and reserve that weekend well in advance on my calendar for FinCon12.
So when Phil posted a note reaching out to personal finance bloggers urging them to create local meetup communities in support of Fincon12, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to see if we could have a get together of our very own in the San Francisco Bay Area and got the ball rolling.
And so, we had our very first San Francisco Bay Area Fincon meetup on Jan 28th of this year to kick the year off with a bang. Present at the meetup were:
- Donald from Broke Grad Student
- David from PF Stocks with family in tow
- Bobby from 2 minute finance
- SVB from The Digerati Life
- Lazy Man from Lazy Man and Money along with his wife
- Barb from Barbara Freidberg personal finance
- Ben and I from ReadyForZero Blog
All in all, it was a great turnout. I’ve connected with many of these PF bloggers via email and twitter, but there’s nothing like meeting and interacting with everyone in person. As it turns out, some of them like to meet up on there own or at various pf events and conferences from time to time. Ben and I were excited to be a part of this smart, savvy and fun group.
We chatted about a wide variety of things, from how to write about getting out of debt in an engaging manner to where everyone is originally from and how they got started in personal finance. These folks are all a hard working bunch of hustlers that’s for sure! I learned a lot just being in their company. We parted ways two hours later and SVB has promised me that she’ll help us get an even bigger turnout at the next one.
I want to thank PT for making this event possible and for his ongoing support of the Financial Blogger community in general. I can’t wait to attend Fincon12 in Denver, so thank you for making it happen Phil!