#FinCon18 | Orlando September 26-29, 2018 ⋆ [FinCon]

Money Nerds Unite!

Relive the magic of #FinCon18

In September of 2018, 2000+ personal finance influencers, content creators, and brands descended on Orlando, FL. #FinCon18 was four days of collaboration, connection, and one 10 foot flamingo. Thanks to the FinCon Community for making it the best FinCon yet!

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#FinCon18 Keynotes

Radio, TV, & YouTube Personality


As a #1 New York Times best-selling author and seasoned communicator, Rachel Cruze helps Americans learn the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She’s authored three best-selling books, including Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids.
The daughter of Dave Ramsey, she uses the knowledge and experiences from growing up in the Ramsey household to educate others. She’s the host of The Rachel Cruze Show, which is available on Facebook and YouTube. You can follow Cruze on Twitter and Instagram at @RachelCruze and online at rachelcruze.com, youtube.com/rachelcruze or facebook.com/rachelramseycruze.
We’re excited to announce that Rachel Cruze will be the Opening Keynote, speaking on Wednesday, September 26.

AARP Ambassador, TV Personality, & Podcaster


Jean Chatzky is the TODAY show financial editor, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and host of the podcast HerMoney, with Jean Chatzky. As AARP’s Financial Ambassador, Jean writes a regular personal finance column for AARP The Magazine.

Jean’s latest book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip, which she wrote with Dr. Michael Roizen, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journalbestseller. In 2015, Jean teamed up with Time for Kids and The PwC Charitable Foundation to launch Your $, a financial literacy magazine reaching two million schoolchildren each month.

Jean Chatzky will represent our Presenting Sponsor AARP at #FinCon18 on the main stage on Wednesday evening.

Best-Selling Author, Podcaster, & Financial Coach


Chris Hogan is a #1 national best-selling author, dynamic speaker and financial expert. For more than a decade, Hogan has served at Ramsey Solutions, spreading a message of hope to audiences across the country as a financial coach and Ramsey Personality. Hogan challenges and equips people to take control of their money and reach their financial goals, using The Chris Hogan Show, his national TV appearances, and live events across the nation.
His second book, Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth—And How You Can Too releases January 2019 and is based on the largest study of net-worth millionaires ever conducted. You can follow Chris Hogan on Twitter and Instagram at @ChrisHogan360 and online at chrishogan360.com or facebook.com/chrishogan360.
Chris Hogan will be our Closing Keynote, speaking the evening of  Saturday, September 29th.
Talaat & Tai McNeely
Long time members of the FinCon community, Talaat and Tai McNeely of His and Her Money will be taking the stage as Big Idea speakers for #FinCon18! Talaat and Tai McNeely, “America’s #1 Money Couple,” are financial educators that are on a mission to get individuals and couples on the same page financially and to experience the joys of financial freedom. They are co-authors of Money Talks: The Ultimate Couple’s Guide to Communicating About Money, as well as hosts of the top rated podcast, The His and Her Money Show.
Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache will be returning to FinCon and joining us for a Big Ideas conversation on the main stage. Mr. Money Mustache—also known in real life as Pete Adeney—retired from tech work at age 30 in order to raise a family. Later, he started a blog to share the “how” and “why” of early retirement with the world. Pete last spoke on FinCon’s main stage in 2012 when he shared about creating a cult of loyal readers. We’re thrilled he’s returning for #FinCon18 and to get to hear how his perspective has changed, what he thinks about the current state of the FI/RE movement, and more!
Emma Johnson
Long-time award-winning business journalist, Emma Johnson is founder of Wealthysinglemommy.com, host of Like a Mother on iTunes, and author of the bestseller The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin). She is a frequent (liberal) commentator on Fox & Friends, and has been featured in hundreds of outlets, including the NYT, WSJ, Oprah.com, U.S. News, MONEY, TIME, NPR, The Doctors and more. Emma frequently speaks on women and family issues, including the United Nations Gender Equality Summit. She is from Sycamore, Ill., and lives in New York City with her two children.

Lightning talks directly from the main stage in FinCon Central on Friday, September 28th.

Joe Saul-Sehy of Stacking Benjamins
Joe is the co-host and creator of the Stacking Benjamins show, which has won two Plutus awards for Best Podcast and an Academy of Podcasters award for Best Business podcast. Kiplinger magazine also named Stacking Benjamins best podcast. Formerly a financial advisor with 16 years experience working with clients, he's also worked in television and radio.
Stefanie O'Connell, The Broke and Beautiful Life
Stefanie O’Connell is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and author of the book, ‘The Broke and Beautiful Life’. Dubbed 'a financial expert with a best friend's voice', Stefanie has appeared on CBS News, Fox & Friends, ABC World News and The Dr. Oz Show. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Glamour, SUCCESS magazine, Oprah Magazine and various other print and digital media outlets.
Joshua Becker, Becoming Minimalist
Joshua Becker is the Founder and Editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website read by millions around the world and named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the top ten personal development websites on the Internet. He is the WSJ best-selling author of The More of Less and Simplify. He is the co-Creator of Simplify Media, a publishing company producing digital magazines including Simplify Magazine and Simple Money Magazine. He is also the Founder of The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization changing orphan care around the world.

What You'll Learn

At #FinCon18 attendees learned from their peers and outside experts how to create better content, reach your audience, and make more money. Eight content tracks were available, plus three bonus tracks and 6 workshops.


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.


Enjoy four jam-packed days, September 26-29, 2018, in Orlando, including the highlights listed below.


12:00 PM / Check-In Opens

12:30 PM / Community Service Project

1:30 PM / Workshops

3:00 PM / Workshops

3:00 PM / First-Timer Orientation

4:45 PM / Keynotes – Rachel Cruze, Jean Chatzky; Big Idea Talk – Talaat and Tai McNeely

6:30 PM / Welcome Reception, presented by USAA


7:00 AM / Check-In Opens

8:30 AM / Pro Networking

8:30 AM / Breakout Sessions

9:30 AM / Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM / Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM / Freelancer Marketplace

11:30 AM / Lunch (on your own)

1:00 PM / FinCon Central Opens, including Solution & Innovation bonus content, Live Podcasting & Video Booths

1:30 PM / FinTech Competition Begins

1:30 PM / Niche Meetups

5:00 PM / FinCon Central Closes

5:30 PM / Pro-Pass & Speaker Mixer

7:00 PM / Ignite FinCon


7:00 AM / Check-In Opens

8:00 AM / Breakout Sessions

9:00 AM / FinCon Central Opens, including Solution & Innovation bonus content, Roundtable Discussions, Live Podcasting & Video Booths, FinCon Central Talks

12:30 PM / Lunch provided by FinCon

5:00 PM / FinCon Central Closes

8:00 PM / Plutus Awards


7:00 AM / Check-Opens

9:00 AM / Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM / Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM / Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM / Lunch and Mentoring (On your own)

1:30 PM / Breakout Sessions

2:30 PM / Breakout Sessions

3:30 PM / Keynote – Chris Hogan; Big Idea Talk – Mr. Money Mustache

8:00 PM / Closing Party, presented by Bloomly

#FinCon18 Sponsors

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Virtual Pass


  • [Ideal for Those Unable to Attend In-Person]
  • HD Video Recordings of:
  • Lifetime access to every session and panel
  • 1 Month access to Chris Hogan and Rachel Cruze keynotes
  • Lifetime access to every other keynote
  • Presenter’s slides
  • Pre-conference workshop replays


Basic Pass


  • [Ideal for Everyone]
  • Opening Workshops
  • Keynotes & Big Ideas
  • Kick-Off Party
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Expo Hall
  • Closing Party
  • Virtual Pass for $99
  • Bonus Opportunities*


Pro Pass


  • [Ideal for Influencers]
  • Opening Workshops
  • Keynotes & Big Ideas
  • Kick-Off Party
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Expo Hall
  • Closing Party
  • Virtual Pass
  • Bonus Opportunities*
  • + Pro Networking**
  • + Speaker Mixer


Hotel Reservations

#FinCon18 events will be on-site at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek hotel resort, where we have a discounted block rate. This block tends to sell out so please book quickly.


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