The Best Reasons to Attend FinCon
Finance bloggers agree: FinCon is the best!
Here are many of the great reasons to attend FinCon13, from the mouths of the bloggers themselves:
Todd Tresidder of Financial Mentor:
I love connecting real people and real conversations to all the blogging communication and online networking that occurs between conferences. I also love how much fun the financial blogging community is to hang out with –who would have thought financial bloggers could be a wild, party crowd!? Finally, every year I get a handful of great ideas I’ve never heard anywhere else that I can implement in my business that literally reshapes the direction of my business for the following 12 months – until the next FinCon.
Miranda Marquit of Planting Money Seeds:
Honestly? I love to go to hang out with my online friends. I also like attending the sessions and learning from motivating speakers. I always come back refreshed, excited, and ready to get back to work. FinCon energizes me in a way other conferences I attend don’t.
Abby Freedman Perry of I Pick Up Pennies:
Putting names to faces and learning about a few blogs, too. Plus I totally got to ride my mom’s coattails, so… bonus!
Doug Nordman of The Military Guide:
FinCon is mentoring– both giving and getting. The best part was all the side discussions in the hallways & lounges and at the sponsor tables, or even just chatting in the meeting room before starting the next presentation. The entrepreneurial spirit is thick enough to cut with a chainsaw, and it really jumpstarted my blogging.
But if there’s a pullup competition again this year, then I want age categories or height-weight handicaps…
Kyle Bumpus of Amateur Asset Allocator:
I like to party! It’s mostly social and motivational, for me. We’re all used to communicating online but there’s really no substitute for in-person interaction.
Andrea Travillian of Take a Smart Step:
I love conferences as they are a great way to learn new things and stay motivated. I always learn something I never thought of and meet someone who becomes a friend!
Karen of Money Saving Enthusiast:
I love meeting new people, learning how to improve my blog, and hearing all of the latest information from presentations. It’s enjoyable to be around like-minded individuals. It’s also the only conference I’ve gone to where you can be a part of a service project for the local community and also watch bloggers do pull ups for charity.
Tracie Richmond Fobes of Penny Pinchin’ Mom:
For me, attending FinCon is about learning the best from the best. The knowledge you find at this conference is unreal. Sitting down and talking to people who really want to help is so refreshing. No one is in competition with anyone. They really are there to help one another — no matter what your financial niche. To me, that is refreshing!
MF Dasko of Start Freelancing Now:
Hanging out with cool people with similar interests is the best. You can only learn so much on Facebook or through email.
Jesse Michelsen of Anti Necktie:
The best part for me is strengthening relationships with real live experiences. The service project always pulls the group together–that and the all night partying. The shared experiences, being there physically with colleagues and friends, build on top of the online relationships we already have making them that much stronger.
Melanie Monthei Nelson of Blogging Basics 101:
I’ve been to a LOT of blogging conferences, but never one quite so niche as FinCon. I sound like a broken record every time someone asks: I loved FinCon. It was by far the most welcoming community I’ve ever encountered. There were few egos and so much help. Everyone was open and friendly. I don’t write a finance blog, but I still felt like I fit in.
Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents:
FinCon is about connecting with peers, learning new skills and making new friends. I’ve been to other conferences but nothing compares to the excitement I have for this one. Each year I’ve walked away with new inspiration and actionable steps on how I can take my blog to the next level.
Eric Rosenberg of Narrow Bridge Finance:
I can connect with friends and peers while learning important skills and strategies to improve my blogging business.
Will Chen of Wise Bread:
I mainly want to go again this year so Emily Guy Birken will make another cool meme of me.
— Emily Guy Birken (@EmilyGuyBirken) September 9, 2012
Ben Edwards of Money Smart Life:
I’m much better at connecting with people in person than online so FinCon is a great place to meet new people and build existing relationships. The useful tips you pick up in the sessions and all the free drinks are just gravy for me. I do agree that it’s also a good source of inspiration and motivation for future projects.
Dorethia Conner of Conner Coaching:
I attend each year because it is a great way to sharpen my skills as a financial coach and blogger. I’m able to not only learn the latest strategies for improving my blog – but also capture the latest trends in the financial world to share with my clients.
And of course, Jeff Fruhwirth of Sustainable Life Blog sums it all up:
Just because FinCon is awesome.
Come join the fun, the networking, the information, the good works, the socializing, the shenanigans, and the incredible opportunities available at FinCon13!
You know you want to. Register for #FinCon13.