FinCon 2016 Review

So, last month was my very first FinCon, which is an annual conference for financial bloggers. Because this year’s conference was held in my city, I bought my ticket on a whim, and I’m very happy that I did.

Not only did I gain a lot of helpful information about blogging, but I also met a lot of new friends and was heartily welcomed into the personal finance community. Seriously, folks – FinCon is like the family reunion of a lifetime. I had such a great time that I even bought my ticket already for next year.

If you haven’t heard of FinCon or you’re deciding whether or not you should go next year, I put together a video (down below) that will hopefully help you answer some questions (but, warning: I might be partially biased).

Did you go to FinCon this year or are you going next year? Let me know down in the comments below – I would love to connect with you!

That’s all for now, folks – until next time, enjoy your week!

FinCon Newb Meeting

FinCon Newbie Meeting

Early Retirement Panel

Early Retirement Panel

New buddy, Olivia sharing her *magic*

New buddy, Olivia sharing her *magic*

Our FinCon host (sorry, I forgot his name!)

Our FinCon host (sorry, I forgot his name!)

My new buddy Amber!!! So much fun with this girl

My new buddy Amber!!! So much fun with this girl

FREE FOOD

FREE FOOD

Expo Hall

Expo Hall

New buddy Ashe delivering a presentation on BitCoin

New buddy Ashe delivering a presentation on BitCoin

Amber and I got an autographed book from PAT FLYNN!

Amber and I got an autographed book from PAT FLYNN!

Sandy Smith teaching a mini-workshop on Periscope

Sandy Smith teaching a mini-workshop on Periscope

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Paula Pant (Afford Anything) teaching a workshop

San Diego FinCon Meetup

San Diego FinCon Meetup

San Diego FinCon Meetup

San Diego FinCon Meetup

San Diego FinCon Meetup

San Diego FinCon Meetup

Jacob gave Luke and U a *personal* finance photoshoot at the SD FinCon Meetup

Jacob gave Luke and U a *personal* finance photoshoot at the SD FinCon Meetup

The only evening event I attended - Ignite Dance Party

The only evening event I attended – Ignite Dance Party

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Random guy that I gave a ride to Ignite ended up being the son of one of my favorite podcasters – how random!

Keynote speaker, Noah Kagan - who I got $50 from :D

Keynote speaker, Noah Kagan – who I got $50 from 😀

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8 Comments

  • Reply Amber October 9, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I love your write up!! I totally second the idea of volunteering, that’s how we met! Well, kinda lol I enjoyed your video. You’re totally a video person!!

    My favorite part of FinCon was meeting all the people I follow, it’s amazing to see what they’re like in person. Something about FinCon is just magical!!

    • Reply Katasha October 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      OMG Amber we TOTALLY met volunteering – Twitter clearly does NOT count.

  • Reply Melisa October 14, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Love your recap! The video is so cool! Well done!

    • Reply Katasha October 23, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Melisa!!
      Thanks for stopping by – glad you enjoyed the video.

  • Reply Mrs Groovy October 15, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Hey Katasha – I love the video and your energy! I’m glad you had a good time at FinCon and found it beneficial for making new friends and connections, and learning.

    • Reply Katasha October 23, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Mrs. Groovy!!!!

      Yes, FinCon was amazing – it felt really good to be around supportive people, who know your struggles and aspirations. Hopefully I’ll see you and the Mr. next year???

  • Reply Jacob Johnson December 9, 2016 at 12:03 am

    That’s me! At the sandiego meet up haha. Jacob johnson. And that kid- son does a podcast band roots and I heled him find some people to interview.
    How small! Love it. 🙂

    • Reply Katasha December 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      YUP – such a great time!

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