Announcing the Second Round of #FinCon19 Speakers

#FinCon19 speaker selection is well underway! We announced Round 1 last month, and we will have our Round 3 (and final!) announcement in May. Want to apply for a speaking spot at #FinCon19? Scroll down for more info to make your proposal!

Drum roll, please. We’re thrilled to announce the following speakers for Round 2:

Tanja Hester to Present Big Idea Talk

Blogger, podcaster, and author Tanja Hester will take the main stage and present a Big Idea at the opening keynote on Thursday morning, September 5, 2019.

Hester retired at the age of 38 from a career as a political consultant and journalist. The author of WORK OPTIONAL: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way, Hester bridges the gap that so often exists between life and money, shifting the conversation to life purpose, fulfillment and happiness, rather than wealth for its own sake. Hester writes the 2018 Plutus Awards blog of the year Our Next Life and co-hosts the podcast The Fairer Cents, in addition to traveling the world and enjoying the outdoor life around her home in Lake Tahoe, California.

Hester was the first FIRE blogger to get a regular column on MarketWatch. She’s spoken at Google, FinCon, CampFI, at conferences around the world, and she has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Money, CNBC, PBS, Vice, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes, Refinery29, Bustle, WGN and global media outlets.

#FinCon19 Session Speakers—Round 2

We’re also thrilled to announce that #FinCon19 attendees will have the opportunity to learn from this lineup of fantastic session speakers:

Ben HuberDollarSprout
Bev O'SheaNerdWallet
Cait HowertonSmartPath Financial
Carly CampbellMommy on Purpose
Daniel B. KlineThe Motley Fool
Dave JacksonSchool of Podcasting
Edward ShepardTiller
Elle MartinezCouple Money
Ericka YoungTailor-Made Budgets
Grant BaldwinThe Speaker Lab
Holly MorphewFinancial Impact
Jen HemphillJen Hemphill
Jessica MoorhouseJessica Moorhouse / Mo' Money Podcast
Jim HarmerIncome School
Kelsa DickeyFinancial Coach Academy
Lena GottWhat Mommy Does
Maggie GermanoMaggie Germano Financial Coaching
Mike BrownLendEDU
Monica FroeseRedefining Mom
Nick TrueMapped Out Money
Pete McPhersonDo You Even Blog
Ricky KeslerIncome School
Rob BergerRetire Before Mom and Dad
Terrie ChantelPajama CEO
Tracie FobesPenny Pinchin' Mom
Yanely EspinalMissBeHelpful

#FinCon19 Round 3 Speaker Proposals Now Open!

There’s still time to throw your hat in the ring, you have one more opportunity from April 1-20. Click here to submit your speaker application.

Money Nerds Unite at #FinCon19

In September 2019, an energetic community of money media nerds will descend on Washington, D.C. These 2,000+ personal finance content creators and influencers will connect, collaborate, and learn from each other at the world’s largest financial conference and expo. To find out more or register, visit


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