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

Money Nerds Unite!

September 26-29, 2018

Four days of discovery, business, learning, and connecting with your peers. Early check-in and workshops begin Wednesday at noon.

Orlando, FL

All conference events on-site at the Rosen Shingle Creek, a relaxing resort hotel – your gateway to the sights, sounds, and experiences that Orlando has to offer.

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#FinCon18 Keynote

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 LifeNot Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids.

The daughter of Dave Ramsey, she joined Ramsey Solutions in 2010 and uses the knowledge and experiences from growing up in the Ramsey household to educate others.

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 the #1 national best-selling author of Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age.  It’s a Financial Number.  For more than a decade, Hogan has served at Ramsey Solutions, spreading a message of hope and financial peace to audiences across the country as a financial coach and Ramsey Personality.  Hogan helps people plan for their future and reach their retirement goals through his Retire Inspired Podcast, Retire Inspired live events and R:IQ assessment tool.

As an All-American football player and national champion in college, Hogan understands teamwork and speaks to organizations all over the country on how to effectively run and grow their businesses. Prior to joining Ramsey Solutions, Hogan was the vice president of a well-respected company helping clients manage their money and their companies.

An expert on mortgages and investing, he’s an engaging and electrifying speaker who is equally at home leading corporate training sessions as he is speaking to college students and professors. Hogan works with high profile clients, including business leaders, professional athletes and entertainers, to help them develop financial strategies to generate revenue, protect their wealth, and secure their futures. Hogan is also a regular contributor to the EntreLeadership Podcast, one of the leading podcasts on business and leadership.

Chris Hogan will be our Closing Keynote, speaking the evening of  Saturday, September 29th.
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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!


What You'll Learn

At #FinCon18 you’ll learn from your peers and outside experts how to create better content, reach your audience, and make more money. You can choose content from six main tracks, three bonus tracks, and 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


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 sponsored by Bloomly

#FinCon18 Sponsors

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Register for #FinCon18

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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*

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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

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Pro Table + Basic Pass


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

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Virtual Pass

The #FinCon18 Virtual Pass is ideal for those who can’t attend in-person, giving you access to video recordings of 90+ sessions, including Keynote Presentations, Big Idea Talks, and breakout sessions. As a Virtual Pass holder, you have lifetime access to all of the content and may revisit it as often as you like. Content will be available within 2 weeks after the event.


Community Pass

The Community Pass is intended for people outside of the industry (from the general public) with a passionate interest in personal finance and/or investing and who want to interact with their favorite personal finance blogger, podcaster, or Youtuber. The Community Pass is NOT for anyone working in or marketing to the personal finance media industry.


* Bonus opportunities include: access to the private FinCon Facebook Group to get to know other attendees before the event, participation in the on-site One-On-One Mentoring program at #FinCon18 so you are sure to get all those questions answered, and access to next year’s exclusive pass sale so you can secure next year’s pass at the lowest price possible.

**Influencers and brands participating in Pro Networking get exclusive access to our pre-conference meeting scheduling software and 3-hour on-site window to book face-to-face meetings. Use these meetings to establish business relationships for affiliate marketing, freelancing, advertising, endorsement deals, and more.

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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