Topics for this year’s Ignite FinCon are submitted, and voting lasts from now until September 30th. Good luck to our submissions. The top 9 get on stage at Ignite FinCon 2017 in Dallas! Once you have reviewed the submissions…
Topic: Too young to live: 20 is the new 10
Speaker: Jordon Cox
Blog Name: JordonCox.com
Description: I’ve just turned 20. I thought I could finally ‘adult’ once I left my teens… Boy was I wrong! In John Oliver style – I’ll guide you through life still battling with ageism, age limits and the awkwardness of ‘Adulting’.
Topic: Livin’ the Dream in ’17: Marathon & Mortgage
Speaker: Andy Hill
Blog Name: Marriage, Kids and Money
Description: My wife and I are taking on two massive challenges this year: completing our first marathon and paying off the mortgage on our $400k home. I’ll review how we completed these memorable life goals and why we ready to test ourselves all over again in 2018.
Topic: It’s Okay to Fuck Up, But You Can’t Give Up
Speaker: Katasha Kay
Blog Name: Broke Girl Rehab
Description: So… I’m a financial fuckup. Maxed out credit cards, writing “”hot checks”” to landlords, if you name it, I’ve probably done it.
But, when my father – also a financial fuckup – was evicted while on his deathbed, I learned a valuable lesson.
It’s okay to fuck up, but it’s not okay to give up.
Topic: Your Story, Your Legacy
Speaker: Melissa Thomas
Blog Name: Melissa the Coach
Description: No one tells your story like YOU tell your story. Be inspired to write and create your legacy!
Topic: How I Killed My Gambling Addiction
Speaker: Beau Humphreys
Blog Name: Invest Wisely
Description: How I killed my gambling addiction, paid off my debts and took control of my life.
Topic: Grocery Shopping and the Definition of Irony
Speaker: Valerie Rind
Blog Name: Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads
Description: A light-hearted look at those ironic, oxymoronic, and just plain ridiculous store signs
Topic: What if Ziggy Stardust was a CPA?
Speaker: Lillian Karabaic
Blog Name: Oh My Dollar!
Description: What if David Bowie taught Personal Finance 101? Did you know he actually issued his own bonds (and paid them off?) How would he plot your escape from The Labyrinth of student loan debt? Would we learn to be savers…just for one day? How would Ziggy Stardust Count your Ch-Ch-Change(s)? What retirement allocation should you use to become a Green Genie?
(Lillian is a frequent David Bowie impersonator and founder of a 1,500 person bike ride called “”Bowie Vs Prince”” that ran for 9 years.)
Topic: How to leverage your status as media to do really cool stuff, without selling out.
Speaker: Jason Steele
Blog Name: JasonSteele.com
Description: In the last year, I’ve gotten to attend the Super Bowl, the Emmys, Hamilton in New York, and many other fun events. You won’t find too much info about this online, as people in the know don’t like to publicize it. But I’ll talk about how I’m able to get tickets to these events and keep my conscious clean.
Topic: An Extrovert Surrounded By Introverts
Speaker: Maelisa Hall
Blog Name: Hall Coaching
Description: My mother, brother, husband. I’m an extrovert surrounded by introverts. I want to share what I’ve learned to love about this and how a greater understanding of both the extroverted and introverted kind can help you be more compassionate and successful in your business and in life overall.
Topic: Flush: The Economics of sex work
Speaker: Marie Thomasson
Description: How sex workers save, spend, and survive
Topic: Things I Wish I Would’ve Known Before Borrowing My Student Loan
Speaker: Sonia Lewis
Blog Name: The Student Loan Doctor
Description: I’d like to present on how millienials can be empowered while managing their student loan debt. I’ll quickly provide 3 tips on managing student loan debt and navigating the wonderful world of FICO and first time home buying.
Topic: The big thing missing in your life, Rock Climbing!
Speaker: Melissa The Roamer
Blog Name: Traveling Wallet
Description: Fear of heights? check, Problem solving? Check. Don’t miss out on all the ways this activity rocks your world.
Topic: Stop Reading that Book & Go Play on SnapChat!
Speaker: Greg Gates Jr
Description: When you were younger, did you ever ask an adult a question, only to get a response of, “”Go look it up in the encyclopedia…””? You were looking for an answer. Instead, you got homework.
And now? Do people ask questions that you “”answer”” by sending them a link to a “”blog-post-reading-assignment?”” Are you reading and writing more than you are talking with humans?
Greg wants to share his insight around a year of creating a ton of video content and real conversations that disappear on SnapChat and Instagram Live-streaming.
Join in the Digital Recess, and keep your smart phones out for this one! Learning how to Streak, like to cool kids. No, it’s not that. Its a SnapChat thing, and its more important than you’d think.
Topic: Keep doing what you’re doing : why small bloggers MATTER
Speaker: Gertrude Nonterah
Blog Name: My Online Biz Journey
Description: Most bloggers/vloggers who are just starting out feel they are not important , that their voice does not matter or that they cannot be profitable because of the size of their following. In this short talk, it is my goal to give them a reason to crush that fear.
Topic: WARNING: Living Proof of The People You’re Creating in The World
Speaker: Sean Merron
Blog Name: 2 Frugal Dudes
Description: Have you ever met someone that is a product of your content? I’m here as living proof to share my transformation and warn (i mean encourage) you about the people you’re creating to inhabit this world. From BMW to man-van, stunner shades to foakleys, Brad Pit to Mr. Money Mustache (i kid, i kid), here is your by-product, in the flesh!
Topic: Failing Your Way to Success
Speaker: Ashley Hill
Blog Name: College Prep Ready
Description: Failure can be one of your best teachers in your business owner journey.
Topic: Increasing Engagement With Interactivity
Speaker: Adam Fortuna
Blog Name: Minafi
Description: Inviting your users to interact with your content is a surefire way to leave an impression. Lets explore ways of enhancing content and making memorable experiences.
Topic: What Skydiving and Personal Finance Have In Commom
Speaker: Hélène Massicotte
Blog Name: Free to Pursue
Description: 3-2-1 JUMP!!! Skydiving and managing our finances can both evoke fear and excitement, but they have more in common than we think. Find out more in this adrenaline-fuelled Ignite talk.
Topic: Breaking Through Plateaus – One More Step
Speaker: Rachel Sloan
Blog Name: Rachel
Description: Yeah. You and 20 others (snowshoeing in the midst of winter) are on their way to the top of Esther Mountain, a high peak, in the Adirondacks…but you stop. Well actually, you can’t help yourself. You can not go any further. You are on your knees and you’re pretty sure this is the end. Except you just started snowshoeing and 5 minutes have passed. You couldn’t reach the peak of the last mountain just before your 40th b-day, why did you believe a year later you could make this one? But, you did believe and here you are. On your knees about to let go of your breakfast and cursing…could this be it? And in a moment it all changes. Eat, Pray, Snowshoe!
Topic: People are Inherently Stupid: How Lowering Your Expectations Will Create More Happiness
Speaker: Amber Hawley
Blog Name: Amber Hawley
Description: Let’s face it, there are a lot of stupid people in the world, from driving to social etiquette. I will teach you practical strategies to immediately let go of the rage and minimize the impact they have on your day.
Topic: The BEST Personal Finance Hack That Nobody Does
Speaker: Lee Huffman
Blog Name: Bald Thoughts
Description: We all have our own approach to personal finance, but there is one personal finance hack that very few people have embraced. This one idea will blow your mind and fatten your wallet. And best of all, it is so simple to do, it will actually save you time! But are you brave enough to do it?
Topic: How you can save money and get jacked by skipping breakfast
Speaker: Martin Dasko
Blog Name: studenomics
Description: The best decision I ever made for my body was to stop eating breakfast. This decision has also helped me save lots of money. I want to show you how you can get jacked and save money by skipping breakfast.
Topic: Which Money Type is Driving your Bus?
Speaker: Emily Bouchard
Blog Name: Wealth Legacy Group
Description: We all have 8 Money Archetypes that operate unconsciously when making financial decisions. Learn about the ones that cause the most mischief and what you can do to get them out of the driver’s seat.