Weekly Roundup: FinCon, Denver, and PF Bloggers

by Kristina Tahnyak on September 21, 2012 · 2 comments

Happy Friday Everyone.  Today we are featuring some great blog posts from personal finance bloggers that we met or discovered at FinCon in Denver, Colorado.  You may remember that my first FinCon experience was very exciting; however my trip to Denver, Colorado for FinCon was not so amazing.  However, it’s over and now I am back home safe and sound.

I loved my experience at FinCon because I met some great people, I made some new friends, and I learned a lot about the business of blogging.  Oh yes, and I also finally met some of my online friends in person. If you were unable to attend FinCon this year hopefully we will see you next year…the location has yet to be announced.

Here are some great posts by bloggers from this year’s FinCon Conference:

Sandy @ Yes I Am Cheap – “What is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?”

I met Sandy in the lobby of the Denver Grand Hyatt as we were checking out on Sunday.  We were in some of the same sessions throughout the weekend, but we just didn’t have a chance to connect until the last day.

Ginger @ Girls Just Wanna Have Funds – “8 Easy Ways to Put Some Extra Cash In Your Pocket

Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet Ginger in person during the conference, but I did see her around the conference.  It actually turns out that we are both being featured in this month’s edition of The Quarter Roll Magazine. I reached out to Ginger on Twitter and she gave me a heads up about two other great blogging conferences called BloggyCon and the Savvy Blogging Summit.  I may just have to check them out.

Sam @ Financial Samurai – “Achieving Financial Freedom One Income Slice At A Time

After reading Financial Samurai for many years I finally got to meet the man behind the words and all I can say about Sam is that he is just a really cool guy.  He has a really deep voice that is both soothing and commanding at the same time. He is a great speaker and has a powerful presence. I really enjoyed meeting him.

Shannyn @ Frugal Beautiful – “A Girl’s Gotta Pay The Bills: Should I Go Corporate?”

Shannyn was a speaker at FinCon this year and after listening to her speak about building your blog’s readership through giveaways I was motivated to create a media kit and start promoting services or products that I use and love.  Shannyn is also the creative genius behind Beautiful Giveaways, check it out.

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1 Financial Samurai September 21, 2012 at 11:06 am


It was great to meet you! Thank you for coming up to introduce yourself in the sea of folks that morning. Fincon was so much fun, but I think I’m still hung over 1.5 weeks later!

Perhaps we’ll get more time to spend in San Diego (hoping) at FC13 next yr!

Best, Sam

2 Kristina September 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Have a great weekend Sam. OH Sand Diego could be fun!

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