St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 16, 2013
“Meet me in St. Louis” is taking on another meaning this October 17-20, as more than 500 members of the financial blogging community meet to network and discuss all topics in the world of finance and blogging. This annual 4-day conference, known as the Financial Blogger Conference #FinCon13, is designed to allow the best of the financial blogging community to share their knowledge with one another, making this the ultimate networking and learning destination. This year, the event will take place at the Hyatt Regency (315 Chestnut St.).
The attendees of this niche blogging conference will include financial (personal finance, coupons, investing, etc.) bloggers, financial professionals, columnists, authors whom also blog, as well as financial companies and new media experts. FinCon’s mission each year is to provide a peer education in current consumer financial trends, as well as trends and tactics in new media (blogging, monetization, social media and more).
EverBank is the official sponsor of this year’s #FinCon13. EverBank goes beyond banking to deliver innovative financial solutions to individuals and businesses around the country, offering an array of services including banking, lending, and investing. EverBank is meeting the needs of clients in an increasingly complex financial world.
#FinCon13 conference organizer, Philip Taylor, was motivated to create this event after seeking out his colleagues and contemporaries at other blogging events. His goal was to provide a “real world” connection for attendees.
“Each and every year, FinCon continues to astound me, it’s always fun to go into this niche conference and see the relationships that are developed and the knowledge that is shared over the four days,” said Taylor, also known as PT from PT Money: Personal Finance. “Our breakout sessions and keynote speakers this year have some interesting and insightful input to share, we really come together as a community of peers,” he added.
This year’s line up of discussions feature topics ranging from, “A Voice, A Story, and Thirty Dollars: How Anyone Can Start from Scratch and Build Something Wonderful”, “How I Took My Blog from $3,600/yr in Revenue to $700,000 in 3 years” to “Everything Your Readers Need to Know About Credit.”
Additionally, Jean Chatzky, an award-winning personal finance journalist and the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show, will be giving a keynote address at #FinCon13. She is also known for her role as AARP’s personal finance advisor and host of “Money Matters with Jean Chatzky” on RLTV. Other #FinCon13 keynotes this year include, Pat Flynn (the creator of the Smart Passive Income brand and one of the most successful online entrepreneurs, with a podcast that’s been downloaded over 2.5 million times) and Derek Halpern (founder of SocialTriggers.com, a business training company that publishes a blog with more than 88,370 subscribers). Former FinCon speakers have included J.D. Roth (Get Rich Slowly), Liz Weston (MSN Money), Ramit Sethi (New York Times best seller), Farnoosh Torabi (Yahoo! Finance) and more.
Collectively, #FinCon13 attendees have an audience that includes thousands of subscribers and Twitter followers, and represents the majority of blogs listed on the Wise1000 list of the top personal finance blogs.
This year, #FinCon13 will be also be offering a limited-opportunity Boot Camp on October 16-17, with participation open to 50 bloggers hoping to have a value-added, extended FinCon experience.
For additional information on #FinCon13, please visit http://financialbloggerconference.com/.
This four-day conference is designed to bring together the best of the financial blogging community offering a prime environment to network and learn about blogging and finance. FinCon is an annual event with a dual mission. First, providing a “real world” connection for the people who enjoy new media and finance. Second, to provide a peer education in current consumer financial trends, as well as trends and tactics in new media. For more information, please visit http://financialbloggerconference.com/.
Samantha Bryant | Samantha(at)samanthabryantpr(dot)com.