Since 2011, FinCon— the only conference dedicated specifically to the financial blogging community— has brought together thousands of digital content creators who have a knack for humanizing personal finance and investing topics for the average person.
At last year’s conference in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to geek out over all things personal finance, which is why I’m super excited to attend and participate this year! While it feels like FinCon 14 was just yesterday, FinCon 15 is right around the corner and will take place from Sept. 17-20 in Charlotte.
As of now, there are over 600 people registered for FinCon 15! I can’t wait to see my old friends, make new ones and preach the gospel of planning for the Future You in Charlotte to people as passionate about finance as I am.
If you won’t be in Charlotte this year, don’t worry, you can still follow the conversation and happenings from the conference. The FinCon community boasts a tremendous level of engagement, particularly on Twitter, throughout the year, especially leading up to and during FinCon itself.
Here are some fellow FinCon 15 attendees you might want to follow on Twitter for updates before, during and after the conference. Of course, don’t forget to follow me @coolest401kguy, @ubiquitysavings and @sylviaflores for dispatches from Charlotte!
1. @ptmoney. Philip Taylor, a.k.a. PT, is the mastermind behind FinCon, having started the conference back in 2011 to connect the financial blogging community. He created his blog, PT Money, in 2007 to help others improve their own finances. PT Money sees almost 60,000 unique visitors per month!
2. @behaviorgap. One of this year’s keynote speakers, Carl Richards is a certified financial planner and the director of investor education for the BAM ALLIANCE, a community of over 130 U.S.-based wealth management firms. Carl is also the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in The New York Times. Like his sketches, Carl’s Twitter activity aims to simplify complex financial topics that leave most of us scratching our heads!
3. @MMarquit. Freelance journalist and professional blogger Miranda Marquit is a personal finance powerhouse. Her blog, Planting Money Seeds, offers her two cents on strategies to fortify your nest egg. In addition to sharing innovative personal finance tips with her readers, Miranda lends much of her attention to The Plutus Awards Executive Committee. Started in 2009, The Plutus Awards offer financial bloggers the chance to be recognized by their peers.
4. @FARNOOSH. Award-winning personal finance expert, bestselling author and podcast host Farnoosh Torobi is on a mission to help people take control of their finances. Her money struggles during her early career are real, relatable and translate well to sound advice for any saver. After hearing her keynote last year, we cannot wait to hear her speak at FinCon this year!
5. @AverageJoeMoney. Joe Saul-Sehy puts a fun, down-to-earth twist on personal finance topics in his podcast Stacking Benjamins. Broadcasting live from “his parents’ basement,” Joe always makes us laugh!
6. @BudgetsAreSexy. J. Money shares budgeting tips and advice through his blog Budgets are Sexy. He is constantly reminding his followers that their finances will be in tip-top shape when they take charge of them and that personal finance can be, well, sexy!
7. @lizweston. If you’re ever seeking info on a wide variety of personal finance topics, Liz Weston is your gal. She is a nationally syndicated personal finance columnist who writes for Reuters and is a national bestselling author, not to mention, another speaker in #FinCon15’s fantastic lineup.
8. @JBarrettNYC. Another FinCon15 speaker, Jennifer Barrett is the personal finance editor of CNBC.com. The latest news in personal finance likely hits her desk before you can even blink, so we like to keep tabs on her!