FinCon Follow Up: Part 2 – The Experience

by Kristina Tahnyak on September 19, 2012 · 7 comments

Good Morning Dinks. This is a follow up to our post on Monday about my time spent in Denver, Colorado for the Financial Blogger Conference.  As you know my time spent in Denver was not great, however my experience at FinCon was absolutely amazing. Despite all of the travel glitches I am happy that I went to FinCon this year. I learned about some great new products, I heard some amazing business people speak, and I met some great new friends.

The highlight of my FinCon weekend was meeting Adam Baker from Man vs. Debt.  For all of our Lady Dinks I can confirm that Adam Baker is just as cute in person as he is on the internet.  As an added bonus he is also very intelligent, well spoken, and a dedicated family man.

The extreme low point of my FinCon weekend was when a little girl referred to me as Mrs. Lady; I mean who am I my grandmother? It’s time to go on a diet and spend more time on my personal appearance so that I can look younger and so that no one refers to me as Mrs. Lady ever again.

Financial Products and Services

Ally Bank was the primary sponsor of this year’s Financial Blogger Conference.  They were an active attendee as they interacted with bloggers and gave away lots of goodies including reusable drinking cups, Oreo cookies, and USB flash drives. Ally Bank also hosted a Blogger Contest where they challenged bloggers to take photos with selected bloggers at the conference and share their pictures on Twitter.  The winner received $250.

Adaptu is an online money management and budgeting website that helps people learn about personal finances, track their spending, manage their bills, follow their rewards programs, and pay off their debts. Adaptu is a long time friend of Dinks Finance; you can see comments from Jenna at Adaptu on several of our posts.  Adaptu was also a finalist in this year’s financial Plutus Awards.

Chase Bank is a member of the J.P. Morgan Company.  Chase Bank introduced their Chase Liquid Debit Visa Card at FinCon in Denver. The Chase Liquid Visa Card is a reloadable card which allows you to load cash and checks onto the card with no hassle and no additional fees. You can also reload your Chase Liquid Debit Visa Card with direct deposit. You can use your Chase Liquid Visa Debit Card anywhere that Visa is accepted and at any Chase ATM for a flat fee of only $4.95 per month, that means you get unlimited transactions for only $4.95 per month.

Ever Bank prides them self on having the highest yield checking and savings accounts. The Ever Bank pledge accounts allow you to receive the highest yields on your checking account, your savings account, your money market accounts, as well as on your certificates of deposit. The current 6-month bonus rate on the Ever Bank Yield Pledge Money Market Account and the Ever Bank Yield Pledge Checking Account is 1.25%. The Ever Bank customer service team is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

My Favourite FinCon Speakers

Ryan Guina @ Cash Money Life

Luke Landes @ Consumerism Commentary

Ramit Sethi @ I Will Teach you To Be Rich

J.D. Roth @ Get Rich Slowly

Jim Yih @ Retire Happy Blog

Jim Wang @ Bargaineering

Will Chen @ Wise Bread

Shannyn @ Frugal Beautiful

Alex Matjanec @ My Bank Tracker

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1 Jenna, Adaptu Community Manager September 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

Thanks for mentioning Adaptu! Sorry we didn’t get to hang out very long. Next year!

2 DC @ Young Adult Money September 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Glad you had a good time at FinCon, hopefully will meet up with you at FinCon13!

3 Kristina September 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

@Jenna – Yes hopefully next year we will get to hang out a bit more.

@DC – Hopefully you can make it next year. I am not sure where it’s going to be.

Good Times. Thanks for reading.

4 Baker September 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Haha, thanks so much for the kind words. I had such a great time and I can’t wait to cross paths again. See ya soon!

5 Finance Fox September 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

Amazing experience, i wish i made it to FinCon 2012. So bad i didn’t make it. Do you have any idea where the next Fincon might be?

6 Kristina September 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm

@Finance Fox – I heard a rumour that it may be in San Diego…to be confirmed. Thanks for reading Dinks.

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