The Financial Diet
Co-Founder and CEO of The Financial Diet
Chris Peach started Money Peach in 2015 as a way to share his story of paying off $52k in only 7 months. In the beginning, it was just a tiny little blog that only his mom, wife, and a few friends would read. However, over the next few years, Money Peach would grow to include a blog, podcast, online courses, and speaking events. Money Peach has also been featured on sites like Huffington Post, Forbes, Business Insider, and CheddarTV as a valued resource to the personal finance world. Beyond Money Peach, you can find Chris riding on a firetruck in Phoenix, AZ as a full-time firefighter.
SEO Audit Guide
Claudia Pennington is a digital marketing consultant and trainer. With more than a decade’s worth of experience in online marketing, she has become an expert in search engine optimization, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager through her work with small and enterprise-level businesses. Claudia trains side hustlers, freelancers, and small business owners in the fundamentals of digital marketing and SEO. Claudia is committed to the success of small businesses and side hustlers everywhere!
Dan Franks is the co-founder and co-organizer of Podcast Movement, the world's largest conference and trade show for the podcast industry. He is a CPA, was formerly the Business Manager and Director of Live Events for Midroll Media, and spent his twenties traveling the world as a professional wrestler. When not running live events or jet setting in spandex, Dan spends his time with his family in beautiful Dallas, Texas.
Darren is the co-author of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income, a practical guide to creating and marketing a profitable blog. He is also the founder of Problogger.com and Digital-Photography-School.com which are read by close to 5 million visitors per month. With over 8,000 articles, tips, tutorials, podcast episodes and case studies, Darren’s ProBlogger site has become a pivotal resource site for all things blogging.
The Speaker Lab
Grant Baldwin is the founder of The Speaker Lab (www.TheSpeakerLab.com), a training resource for professional speakers. He is also a nationally known keynote speaker and expert communicator. As a speaker, Grant has given over one thousand live presentations and has spoken to over 500,000 people in 46 different states through leadership conferences, conventions, and other events. He also hosts 'The Speaker Lab' podcast which is listened to by thousands of speakers on a weekly basis. He lives in Nashville with his wife and three daughters.
Grant is the Founder of Millennial Money and author of the forthcoming book "All The Money You'll Ever Need" (Avery/Penguin/Random House) set to be released in January 2019. Dubbed "The Millennial Millionaire" by CNBC, Grant Sabatier went from $2.26 to $1 million in 5 years through side hustling and investing.
After reaching financial independence at the age of 30, Grant Founded MillennialMoney.com, where he writes about investing, personal finance, entrepreneurship and co-hosts the Millennial Money Minutes podcast. Grant also speaks around the world on money, entrepreneurship, happiness, and how to thrive in a digital world.
Grant has been featured in over 200 international media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Toronto Star, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many others.
Get Rich Slowly
J.D. Roth has been blogging since before "blog" was even a word. In 2006, he founded Get Rich Slowly to document his journey out of debt. It grew into something he could never have imagined. J.D. sold the site in 2009 and "retired" -- then bought it back again in 2017 because he's a masochist. He loves the Fincon community. It's his family.
Good Financial Cents®
Jeff Rose is an entrepreneur disguised as a certified financial planner, author and blogger. He's best know for his blog GoodFinancialCents.com and book, Soldier of Finance. He escaped a path of financial destruction from dropping out of college with over $20,000 of credit card debt to become a self-made millionaire. His mission is help future generations achieve financial freedom by developing strong money habits and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.
Jim Wang runs Wallet Hacks, a personal finance blog that shares his strategies and tactics for getting ahead financially and in life. He lives in Maryland with his lovely wife and three kids.
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.
Creative Advisor Marketing
Kali Hawlk is an inbound marketing expert who specializes in showing financial advisors how to tell their story and share their value in a way that resonates with their prospective clients. Eric Roberge is a CFP and the founder of Beyond Your Hammock, a financial planning firm that exclusively serves motivated professionals in their 30s and 40s.
Together, Kali and Eric have pushed to change the way the financial advice industry communicates with prospective and existing clients. In both business and their personal lives, they work to explain how to use money as a tool to live well today while planning responsibly for tomorrow, and share perspective-shifting insights to encourage others to live with more intention, mindfulness, and purpose.
Liz is a NerdWallet Columnist and Certified Financial Planner® whose goal is to help you get smarter about money so you can get on with your life. She's the author of five books including the best-selling "Your Credit Score" and has appeared on a bunch of TV shows, including CNBC’s Power Lunch, Mornings with Maria on Fox Business, NBC Nightly News, the Today Show—and Dr. Phil, where she advised a would-be ghost hunter to get real about his finances.
By age 28, Nicole Walters was a highly-paid executive at a Fortune 500 company, managing multibillion dollar accounts. But something wasn’t right. “My job was feeding my family, but not my soul,” she says. So in YRTK, Nicole quit her corporate job to focus open her own private business and product development consulting firm, The Monetized Life. As her audience ramped up, so did her revenue—she made $11,000 in the first three weeks of working with small business clients full time. Now, when she’s not hanging out with her husband and their three foster kids, she shares her secrets to earning “passive income” with other entrepreneurs through her wildly popular online course, 1K1Day. “I teach people how to add commas to their bank accounts,” says Nicole. “They learn that they don’t have to trade time for money.”
Paula Pant quit her 9-to-5 job to travel the globe, then built financial independence through real estate investing. Her website, Afford Anything, has grown to a community of more than 50,000 subscribers, and the Afford Anything podcast has enjoyed almost 3 million downloads since its launch in 2016. Both spread the idea that you can afford anything, but not everything.
Philip & Julia Olson
Two Cents - PBS
Philip and Julia met while studying theater at UT in 2006. Philip ended up working as a securities broker, while Julia worked as a mortgage originator. Philip received his CFP designation in 2014. In 2015 they combined forces to create "The Art of Finance", a fee-only RIA focused on helping artists and creative entrepreneurs. They premiered their PBS series, "Two Cents" in January 2018. The series is a short-form web series designed to inform and empower a younger generation to take control of their finances. They live in Austin, Texas.
The College Investor
Robert Farrington is the founder of TheCollegeInvestor.com, a site dedicated to helping millennials escape student loan debt and start investing and building wealth for the future.
Todd is a former hedge fund manager who "retired" at age 35 to become a financial educator and consumer advocate. He began FinancialMentor.Com on the premise that quality financial education must be separated from investment product sales to reduce conflict of interest. He is the author of 5 books including the best seller "How Much Money Do I Need To Retire" and is now creating the (soon to be) industry standard wealth building curriculum "7 Steps To 7 Figures".
Whitney Hansen Co
Whitney Hansen is a money coach, content creator, host of a Plutus award winning podcast, The Money Nerds, adjunct professor, and Facebook Small Business Council Member. As a money coach, she teaches overwhelmed millennials how to accelerate paying off debt and be financially independent. Some of her accomplishments include paying off $30,000 in 10 months, buying her first home at 19, and paying $472 for her master's degree.