FinCon 2016 wrapped up with a bang in San Diego, with a record 1,250 attendees turning out for a jam-packed, four-day conference billed as “Where Money and Media Meet.”
FinCon founder Philip Taylor (who runs PTMoney.com) has done a huge service to the fintech community and digital content creators everywhere by organizing what has quickly become the premiere event for those interested in creating, promoting and profiting from online personal finance content.
Though many FinCon attendees are financial bloggers, the conference’s reach extends well beyond bloggers, podcasters and other social media mavens to include folks like me, who are financial experts with traditional media backgrounds.
In fact, I had the opportunity to share some of my media tips with the FinCon16 community during a session entitled “Breaking Into The TV Big Leagues: How to Get Booked (and Re-Booked) on National TV Shows.” We had a standing room only crowd — perhaps because many people had just seen me on Good Morning America the day before.
Whether you’re a newbie to this collection of proud money geeks or you’re a FinCon veteran, there’s something for everyone at FinCon.
Here are some of the epic tales and top five highlights I experienced at FinCon16.