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I read a lot of personal finance blogs. Increasingly, they mention “travel hacking” AKA what we do on the daily as a way to travel cheap.
And it’s true – I see the parallels between the 2 niches. Especially if you’re using the money you save on traveling and put it in a retirement account. WHICH YOU ALREADY DO, RIGHT? 😉
So when I learned FinCon will be in Dallas this year, I couldn’t think of a single reason not to attend – expect for maybe the cost of the pass.
When I looked, I saw the basic passes were only $249 until February 14th, 2017. Then they’d go up to $469.
I whipped out my card faster than you can say “points and miles” and bought a pass without a second thought. And you should come, too!
Why attend FinCon?
I thought the same thing: “Really, another conference?” Hell yes! It’s from October 25th to 28th this year.
FinCon is short for Financial Convention and has a focus on FinTech, or Financial Technology. When you use your credit card to earn points, you participate in financial technology.
This also includes robo investors, getting out of debt, retirement savings, and tons of other nerdy-but-sexy topics.
Most peeps in the points & miles niche will find the most popular niches at FinCon of interest, including:
- Personal Journey
Just to highlight my faves.
Many of my favorite bloggers – make that writers – will also speak there, like:
Again, just pointing out my personal faves. And looking forward to hearing what new peeps have to say!
The real reason to attend any conference is for the networking. I look forward to slurping up knowledge in this new arena. And using the ideas in a real, tangible, actionable way.
Where in Dallas?
It’ll be at the Sheraton Dallas this year, right downtown. There is tons to do within easy walking and driving distance (10 minutes for both).
It’s also ~10 minutes from my place, so I’ll take a Lyft there and back each day.
You can NOT book a room directly through the hotel (so that means no points stays). But rooms are still available at the $169 rate if you click through the link above. I don’t expect they’ll still around long, so better to book now and cancel later if you want to hold a spot.
Of course, there are tons of options downtown – and you have your pick of hotel chains if you want to shop around.
I’m looking forward to my first FinCon and how it will potentially shape my outlook, finances, and blog content.
Through February 14th, 2017, you can get a basic pass for $249.
I didn’t know about the Early Bird Passes and would’ve missed out had someone not told me about it. So I thought I’d pass along the tip in case anyone else is interested.
Let me know if you plan to attend – I’d love to meet you there, too!
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