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145 #FinCon16 Speakers and Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter



If you want to get ahead in the world of business and online marketing, you absolutely must attend conferences and events. There is no better way to connect in-person with some of the most influential people in the industry today. A perfect example of this can be seen at Affiliate Summit, where thousands of affiliate marketers, networks, and brands connect twice a year to generate millions of dollars in new business. I’ve personally been attending and speaking at this event since it went live back in 2002.

However, limiting yourself to just one type of conference will also limit your opportunities for growth and opportunities as well.

FinCon is the world’s largest Financial Content Expo – helping hundreds reach millions with a positive money message. The event takes place this week (September 21st-24th, 2016) at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel/Marina. This year I will be speaking at FinCon on the subject of being an authority brand expert within your space — specifically on how I went from being an affiliate marketer, to a well-respected and authority brand in a highly competitive space

The great news is that this model is replicable no matter what niche you are in, and I want to personally show you how it’s done. If you can make it to FinCon this year, I would love to see you in my session and connect with you at the event!



145 Must Follow Speakers and Experts at FinCon 16

In addition to my session, there are over 100 other professionals and experts speaking at FinCon as well. While there will be well over 1,000+ attendees at the event, there are still plenty of opportunities to learn from these experts before, after and during FinCon through the use of social media. To make the process of connecting with these featured experts easier for everyone, I’ve listed all 145 FinCon speakers below, along with their Twitter link for easy following.

Clark Howard,

clark-howardClark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and site,, show you ways to keep money in your pocket.

As a successful lifelong entrepreneur, media star and best-selling author of ten books, the Atlanta-based “consumer champion” is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life.
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Kim Garst,

kim_garstKim Garst is the best-selling author Will The Real You Please Stand Up: Show, Up, Be Authentic and Prosper in Social Media. She is also the CEO of Boom! Social.

She is internationally recognized as a thought leader in the social media space. Forbes named her as one of the Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers and she regularly contributes to and Huffington Post. Her own blog,, is one of the top social media resources in the world.
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Noah Kagan, AppSumo

noah_kaganNoah Kagan is the Chief Sumo at AppSumo, which helps business professionals kick more ass. He specializes in making things, eating burritos, and disc golf. Previously, he founded Gambit, a payment engine for virtual games. Before that, he helped launch On his blog, Noah shares secrets about the best ways to write a cold email, business books he’s read, memorable experiences, how to deal with depression, growing email lists to 20,000+, and how to make it easy for others to say yes.
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Greg McBride,

greg-mcbrideGreg has two decades of experience in providing both in-depth commentary and practical personal finance advice to consumers. Through’s Money Makeover series, he has helped consumers plan for retirement, manage debt and develop appropriate investment allocations. He has appeared on hundreds of national cable and network broadcasts, is routinely quoted by major print outlets, serves as a Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist, is a regular radio guest on financial talk shows, and is an accomplished public speaker. McBride is a graduate of the University of Florida and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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Ashe Whitener, Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast

ashe-whitenerAshe Whitener is the founder and host of the Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast which provides an alternative perspective to achieving individual freedom through the creative entrepreneurial process. Ashe is also an original member of Peter Schiff’s Euro Pacific Bank and is currently the Head of Business Development which manages 1000+ B2B referral partnerships worldwide. He holds two B.S. degrees in Computer and Electrical Engineering and much of his entrepreneurial experience has come while living in Panama. Ashe become fascinated with Bitcoin in 2013 and understands crypto-currencies from both an economic and technical perspective. He continues to consult global teams on various projects including crytpo-currency startups, tech startups and offshore asset protection.
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Kyle Taylor, Penny Hoarder

kyle-taylorKyle Taylor is the Founder and CEO of which offers engaging and fun conversations about personal finance. The Penny Hoarder has pioneered a new kind of personal finance media with stories about real people and actionable money tips that make a true difference in their readers’ budgets. Under his leadership, The Penny Hoarder has grown from a personal blog to one of the largest publications on the web with more than 12 million readers a month. They were recently recognized as the fastest-growing private media company and the 32nd fastest-growing company in America by Inc. magazine.
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J.D. Roth, Money Boss

jd-rothJ.D. Roth founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. He wrote Your Money: The Missing Manual, created the year-long Get Rich Slowly course, and contributed the “Your Money” column to Entrepreneur magazine from 2011 to 2014. He now writes about financial freedom at Money Boss. Professional nerd and accidental personal-finance expert. Crossfit junkie. Spanish learner. Share everything I know about money at .
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Jean Chatzky, HerMoney

Portraits of Jean Chatzky and Jane Bryant QuinnJean Chatzky is an American financial journalist, author and motivational speaker. Chatzky has given personal financial advice on various TV shows. Financial Editor for NBC’s TODAYshow. Host of HerMoney with Jean Chatzky, #HerMoneyPodcast. I tweet money tips, occasional recipes and Bachelor commentary.
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Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income

pat-flynnPat Flynn of has grown over the recent years to become one of the most popular personalities in the online world in and around the space of entrepreneurship, podcasting, blogging and online business. His podcasts have accumulated over 18 million downloads, and he’s been a sought after speaker for his mix of energy and passion with incredibly useful and no-nonsense content. He’s been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and the New York Times, and considers FINCON to be his all-time favorite conference that he attends. He spoke at FINCON13 in St. Louis as our opening keynote speaker, and he’ll be back again to deliver amazing content, but also be seen amongst the crowd as he’s known to just be incredibly accessible and friendly to everyone.
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Jeff Rose, Good Financial Cents

jeff-roseJeff is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, CEO and Founder of Alliance Wealth Management, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Jeff is also an Iraqi combat veteran having served in the Army National Guard for 9 years, including a 16 month deployment to Iraq in 2005. He is the founder of (a Top 10 money blog you should read according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance) and author Soldier of Finance – his book that combines his military background with his financial planning knowledge. He currently writes for US News & World Report and Equifax and has been featured in major sites such as Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Kiplingers, and Fox Business. In his free time, he loves hanging with his family, tortures himself with Crossfit workouts, and daydreams frequently when he can chow down on an In-N-Out Burger again.
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Patrice C. Washington, Real Money Answers

patrice-washingtonPatrice C. Washington has been making money educational yet fun since 2003 as a nationally recognized best-selling author of the Real Money Answers financial series, featured columnist, television commentator, transformational speaker, spokesperson, radio host and leading authority on personal finance, entrepreneurship and success for women and youth. A licensed real estate professional by her Sophomore year in college and a real estate and mortgage broker at 21 years old, Patrice took her boutique brokerage from the dining room of her 700 square foot condo to a 7-figure real estate empire by just 25. After losing her fortune in the Great Recession, she dedicated her life to not just rebuilding and reinventing her own life, but helping the masses move from debt management to money mastery. Today, Patrice’s wisdom on money matters has been featured as a recurring voice by national brands such as NBC, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Upscale Magazine and most recently as the personal finance voice of the top-rated and nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show where she hosts her own weekly segment, Real Money Answers with Patrice Washington. Each year she electrifies tens of thousands as a sought after speaker from colleges to churches and conferences nationally and is currently sharing the stage on tour with renown speakers Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Lisa Nichols and Steve Harvey.
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Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista

tiffany-alicheTiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is quickly becoming America’s favorite, personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is the founder of the LIVE RICHER Challenge. Since 2008, The Budgetnista has specialized in the delivery of financial education that includes seminars, workshops, curricula and trainings. Tiffany is the bestselling author of the books, The One Week Budget and Live Richer Challenge (#1 Amazon / budgeting), and she and her financial advice have been featured on: Good Morning America, the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, The New York Times, Reuters, ESSENCE Magazine, FORBES, Fox Business, MSNBC and CBS MoneyWatch. She also blogs about personal finance for The Huffington Post and U.S. News and World Report.
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Erin Chase, $5 Dinners

erin-chaseErin Chase is the founder of, The $5 Meal Plan & the popular Grocery Budget Makeover video course, MyFreezEasy membership, and author of the $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook series. When not whipping up delicious, frugal meals in the kitchen, she can be found out of a run, chasing her boys around the neighborhood, or taking escape from the summer heat in the pool. She lives with her husband, 4 boys and 1 furry boy in San Antonio, TX.
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Brandon Turner, Bigger Pockets

brandon-turnerBrandon Turner is the VP of Growth at, the real estate investing social network. He’s also the co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast and author of several half-way decent real estate books that people seem to love. As part of his role at BiggerPockets, Brandon is now blogging and teaching others about investing in real estate and in November 2012, joined the BiggerPockets team to help grow the community. Brandon also enjoys traveling, playing the acoustic guitar, and drinking 185 degree peppermint hot chocolate drinks from Starbucks.

Natalie Sisson, Suitcase Entrepreneur

natalie-sissonNatalie Sisson is a #1 bestselling author, podcaster, speaker and adventurer who believes everybody has the right to choose freedom in business and adventure in life. She’s on a mission to ensure 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs do just that by 2020 over at the Born in New Zealand Natalie’s built her multiple six figure business from her laptop over the last 6 years while living out of her suitcase, traveling to 69 countries and showing others how to build a profitable online freedom business that supports their ideal lifestyle through her definitive Freedom Plan program.
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Lynnette Khalfani-Cox,

lynnette-khalfani-coxLynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, speaker, and the author of more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette is a former Wall Street Journal reporter and CNBC correspondent. She now works as a financial educator, helping Americans to better handle their money – especially managing credit and debt. Lynnette has appeared on hundreds of national TV programs, such as Oprah, The Talk, Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show and more. To learn more about Lynnette, please follow her on Twitter or Facebook, or visit her free financial advice site,
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Daraius Dubash, Million Mile Secrets

daraius-dubashDaraius Dubash is a credit card miles & points expert who loves to help folks travel without spending a lot! He calls it “Big Travel with Small Money!” He also loves meditation, yoga, and avoiding shopping. As a child, he killed a houseplant because he watered it with milk. Since then he’s learned that photosynthesis does not involve lactose. He’s also learned secrets that have enabled him to visit 6 out of 7 continents — often flying First Class and staying in luxurious hotel suites. On, he’s been sharing insider knowledge with 20,000 readers per day for over 5 years! He’s been featured in The New York Times, CNN, US News & World Report, but not Better Homes & Gardens magazine. They don’t forgive. By collecting miles you can travel in style for cheap. Follow for breaking news, beginner posts, cheap flights, and analysis of which offers are worth your time — and which are not!
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Joshua Sheats, Radical Personal Finance

joshua-sheatsJoshua J. Sheats, MSFS, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CAP®, RHU®, REBC® was an amateur personal finance enthusiast who later crossed the bridge to serve as a professional financial advisor. After years of work as an advisor, he grew frustrated with the existing financial talk radio shows and decided to build his own more in-depth, more interesting version. He now hosts Radical Personal Finance, a hardcore financial podcast delivered daily. Radical Personal Finance is dedicated to giving you both the information and the actionable inspiration you need to significantly improve your life and lifestyle. I provide the tools you need to bridge the gap between your vision of your ideal lifestyle and the practical reality of where you stand today. Having a vision is great. But having the practical steps and tools to transform the vision into reality is even better.
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Chris Ducker,

chris-duckerA serial entrepreneur, virtual staffing expert, blogger, podcaster and author, Chris helps other entrepreneurs catapult their businesses into the 21st century utilizing what he calls the ‘New Business’ style of marketing. Chris’ new book, Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business, hits shelves April 1st, 2014. Learn more about Chris at, where you will find hundreds of posts, plenty of interviews with successful entrepreneurs and tons of great content mean you’ll be ready to take on the world with a ‘new business’ mentality faster than you ever imagined!.
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Joe Saul-Sehy, Stacking Benjamins

joe-saul-sehyJoe is the founder and host of the award-winning Stacking Benjamins podcast. He is a former financial advisor (16 years) and represented a Fortune 500 company in the media. He was the “Money Man” at Detroit television WXYZ-TV, appearing twice weekly. He’s appeared in Child, Bride and Best Life magazines, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Detroit News and Baltimore Sun newspapers. He’s also appeared online in more than 200 different places, including and
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Liz Weston, NerdWallet

liz-westonLiz is a columnist for NerdWallet, and an award-winning personal finance writer who has authored several books about money, including the best-seller “Your Credit Score.” Her weekly syndicated Q&A column, which appears in the Los Angeles Times and other papers, gives straight, clear answers to the money problems Americans face.
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Gerri Detweiler, Nav

gerri-detweilerGerri Detweiler is an expert on consumer and small business credit and financing. Her articles have been widely syndicated and she has been interviewed for more than 3000 news interviews. Her latest book (of five) is “Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track.” She is head of market education at Nav, which provides free small business and personal credit scores and financing advice.
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Harlan Landes, The Plutus Awards

harlan-landesHarlan Luke Landes been creating and managing online communities since 1990 (before the World Wide Web). Consumerism Commentary has been Luke’s most successful project to date. His articles have appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Currency from American Express, PC World, and Yahoo Finance. Founder of Consumerism Commentary. Personal finance writer & speaker. Brand consultant. Founder of the Plutus Awards.
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Rachel Elson, MONEY

rachel-elsonRachel Elson is managing editor at Her work has appeared in, Dance and Pointe magazines, The Washington Post,,, The New York Post and other publications. She was previously managing editor at and CBS and is a recipient of the 2009 Gerald Loeb Award for excellence in business journalism.
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Beta Karimzadeh, GOBanking Rates

beta-karimzadehBeta Karimzadeh is the EVP Media & Strategy at Consumer Track, Inc. where she oversees advertiser and partnership relationships in Banking, Credit Cards, Investments, Retirement and Lending. Beta has a long extensive background in digital and print advertising with a core focus around customer acquisition. Beta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing from Cal Poly Pomona.
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Jason Vitug, Phroogal

jason-vitugEmpowering a generation to live their dream lifestyle through financial knowledge. Founder @phroogal & bestselling author of You Only Live Once. I’m a first time entrepreneur as Founder/CEO of Phroogal, successfully crowd funded raising $78,501, creator of The Road to Financial Wellness and The Smile Lifestyle Movement, and author of You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life and speaker on millennial motivation, lifestyle, and personal finance.
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David Weliver, Money Under 30

David WeliverDavid Weliver is the founder and publisher of Money Under 30, a personal finance blog founded in 2006 that receives over 1 million unique monthly visitors. He lives in Portland, Maine with his family and is now well older than 30.
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Adam Carroll, National Financial Educators

adam-carrollAdam is an internationally recognized speaker having presented at over 600 college and university campuses, hundreds of leadership symposiums and countless local and regional events. Adam’s TEDx talk at the London Business School has been viewed over half a million times on YouTube, and his work in financial education led to the crowd-funding and release of the student loan documentary Broke, Busted & Disgusted, coming out on Netflix this December.
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Stacy Wakefield, Credit Sesame

stacy-wakefieldStacy Wakefield is the Vice President of Marketing at Credit Sesame, where she oversees all online and offline marketing channels. Stacy is an innovative senior marketing and sales leader with ten years of experience delivering results in competitive online advertising environments. She has extensive knowledge in personal finance consumer acquisition, particularly with credit scores and credit cards. Stacy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Marketing from the University of Central Oklahoma.
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Andrea Amir, Smart Money Chicks

andrea-amirA Cultivator of Wealth, Certified Financial Literacy Educator & Housing Counselor, amazing card player & your typical girl next door who loves the Lakers! Andrea created Smart Money Chicks with the idea to help women understand what’s going on with their finances, help them feel comfortable and confident enough to make the best decisions on her finances based upon what she knows and what is right for her.
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Bobby Lee, 2 Minute Finance

bobby-leeBobby Lee is host of 2 Minute Finance, a video blog dedicated to teaching money management skills in short videos. He is also co-host of the Young and Oldish Money podcast, discussing the uneven impact finance and consumer issues can have on different age groups. Outside of financial literacy education, Bobby is passionate about aviation and 80’s & 90’s country music.
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Shawn Coomer, Miles to Memories

shawn-coomerShawn Coomer parlayed a love of travel into a career of writing about travel rewards. He is an expert in the topics of credit cards, travel loyalty programs and family travel and is the Managing Editor of Miles to Memories. Travel, Rewards, Credit Cards, Family, Deals. I earn millions of miles & points and turn them into travel memories that last a lifetime. Want to learn how?
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Eric J. Nisall, Account Lancer

eric-j-nisallAfter working in public accounting for almost two decades, Eric J. Nisall founded AccountLancer in November 2014. A blogger himself since 2009, he decided to turn his attention to a group he knows quite well: the blogging and freelance community. Not only serving as an accountant and tax preparer for many members of the FinCon community, he also is a go-to expert source for many freelance writers. His advice has appeared on sites such as Huffington Post, Forbes, GoBankingRates, The Penny Hoarder, and more. He’ll also talk for hours on end about hockey, music and food too, not just business!
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Brad Barrett, Travel Miles 101

brad-barrettI’m a CPA living in Richmond, VA with my wife and two young daughters. I help people learn to travel the world with credit card rewards points & miles on my personal finance blog and through the free email course & Facebook community we created at Over the past five years I’ve earned over 2 million points through smart credit card habits, and taken nearly free family vacations to Walt Disney World, San Francisco, Bermuda, Boston and New York City and still have over a million points saved for future trips!
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Gary Leff,

gary-leffFrequent Travel Expert Gary Leff is Chief Financial Officer for a university research center. He co-founded, writes the daily blog, and has been named one of the “World’s Top Travel Experts” by Conde’ Nast Traveler (2010-Present) for his service. He’s been called an “Air Genius” and “an airline industry Brainiac” as well as called “the godfather of the [frequent flyer] hobby” in Rolling Stone. Yahoo! Travel declared, “This guy knows points.” Gary serves as Chair of the Nominations Committee and emcee for the Freddie Awards and appears regularly in media including Fox News, MSNBC, ABC World News Tonight, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He’s been profiled in Executive Travel, the Washington Post, and Washington Business Journal.
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Sam, Financial Samurai

samSam began in 2009 during the depths of the financial crisis to make sense of chaos. The main theme is for everybody to achieve financial independence sooner, rather than later. Readers will be treated to some of the most thorough and insightful personal finance content on the web from someone who spent 13 years working in finance, and the past seven years writing online based on his firsthand experiences.
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Bobbi Rebell, Reuters

bobbi-rebellBobbi Rebell is an award-winning journalist and advocate for financial literacy. She currently leads the U.S. business video unit for Reuters, the largest news organization in the world. In that role she anchors business reports, interviews top newsmakers and reports on breaking news. Her work is syndicated globally and seen by millions of viewers on Reuters broadcast and online clients. Bobbi also writes a globally syndicated personal finance column on millennials. Her work has appeared on countless media outlets including Reuters, Fox, CNBC, CNN,,,, Yahoo Finance, Huffington Post, USA Today,,,, PBS, and many more. She began her business news career as an intern at CNN, where she worked with top journalists including Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs and Stuart Varney. Her first job was at CNBC, after which she went on to work at CNN and Nightly Business Report. Bobbi has interviewed hundreds of the world’s business leaders, some of whom have contributed to her first book “How to be a Financial Grownup. Proven advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom.” The book uses memorable stories to teach basic financial skills, inspiring readers to take control of their finances, and successfully navigate financial adulthood. Bobbi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from New York University. She lives in New York City with her husband, their son, her teenage stepkids, and morkie Waffles.
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Joe Udo, Retire by Forty

joe-udoJoe Udo retired from his engineering career to become a stay at home dad/blogger at 38. He has been retired for 4 years and he is enjoying it immensely. At Retire by 40, he blogs about early retirement, living a frugal lifestyle, investing, and more.
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Emma Pattee,

emma-patteeEmma started writing about money in relationships because she was personally in a relationship (with her current husband), where the discussion of money was never without a big fuss. With money being a hot topic for nearly everyone, Emma continues to focus her efforts on helping coupons create financial peace in their relationships through her writing and personal experiences. Emma Pattee isn’t a financial advisor or a coach, she is an everyday person just like you or me who can’t stop thinking and talking about money.
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Stu Richards, Bredin

stu-richardsStu Richards is Chief Executive of Bredin, a B2B consultancy that helps clients develop profitable, long-term relationships with small businesses through original market research, content marketing and acquisition and sales support programs. Bredin clients include American Express OPEN, AT&T, Bank of America, Cisco, Citizens Bank, Dell, Fidelity Investments, Google, Lending Club, LinkedIn, MailChimp, PayPal, Symantec, Twitter, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and many others. Stu holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA from Middlebury College.
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Ginger Dean, Girls Just Wanna Have Funds

ginger-deanGinger Dean is the creator of Girls Just Wanna Have Funds, a personal finance blog teaching women how to break financial ceilings one stiletto at a time! Known for her no nonsense approach to money, her work has been featured in Elle, Esquire, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets. Ginger’s ultimate goal is to help ambitious women go from from confusion to clarity by giving you the step by step action strategy to control and multiply your money.
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Cameron Huddleston, GOBanking Rates

cameron-huddlestonCameron Huddleston is an award-winning personal finance journalist. Her work has appeared in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and, as well as Yahoo!, MSN, AOL Daily Finance, Huffington Post and other online and print publications. U.S. News & World Report named her one of the top personal finance experts to follow on Twitter, and AOL Daily Finance named her one of the top 20 personal finance influencers to follow on Twitter. She currently is the Life + Money columnist for GOBankingRates.
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Dave Jacobson, Coach Connections, LLC

dave-jacobsonCoach Dave Jacobson has been a full-time financial coach and national speaker since 2009 and has helped thousands through his private-client business Financial Fitness, founded the financial coaching mastermind group, co-authored the Personal Finance Playbook workshop series, co-founded My Money Wellness, LLC, owns the Financial Wellness Show (hosted by Steve Stewart), and is co-owner of a kids & money app to be released in 2017. Dave lives in Maple Grove, MN with his wife of 18 years, son, and daughter.
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Doug Nordman,

doug-nordmanAuthor of “The Military Guide To Financial Independence And Retirement” and founder of All writing revenues are donated to military-friendly charities. Retired from the U.S. Navy’s submarine force in 2002 at the age of 41. Financially independent for over 14 years. Expert at military financial independence for servicemembers, veterans, and families. (It also works for civilians!) FinCon attendee since 2012.
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Kathleen Celmins, Stacking Benjamins

kathleen-celminsKathleen is a managing partner of Stacking Benjamins, LLC, and she focuses on the business side of blogging and podcasting. She helps bloggers learn how to monetize their voices at and has created a course to help bloggers harness the power of Pinterest.
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John Rampton,

john-ramptonJohn Rampton is an entrepreneur, investor, online marketing guru and startup enthusiast. He is founder of the online invoicing company Due. John is best known as an entrepreneur and connector. He was recently named #2 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine and blogging expert by Time. He currently advises several companies in the San Francisco Bay area.

Brent Carnduff, Advisor Web Marketing

brent-carnduffBrent is the owner of Advisor Web Marketing, and has worked with Advisors across the country for the past 6 years. Husband, father of 2, realtor, specialist & speaker, staff writer @SEJournal, former teacher & basketball coach, avid reader & writer.
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Lisa M. Hinz, LMHinz Marketing

lisa-m-hinzLisa M. Hinz is a content marketing professional making it easier for financial advisors to connect with the clients they want most. I work exclusively with professional services to develop comprehensive and effective content marketing strategies that results in greater brand credibility, builds relationships, motivates online customer engagement and conversions that ultimately drives bottom-line returns. I’m an entrepreneur, strategist, writer, storyteller, wife, dog lover, Disney enthusiast, and a bit of a wine snob.
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Tek Kim, Fiverr

tek-kimTek Kim is a Business Development Manager and Local Market Strategy lead at Fiverr, the world’s largest online marketplace for digital services. Prior to Fiverr, Tek spent 8 years on Wall Street, most recently as an Executive Director at CICC (China International Capital Corporation) and worked at Morgan Stanley in Institutional Equities before that. In his spare time, Tek also engages in angel investing and can be found lounging at home with his dog Hoya while watching Sportscenter.
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Shannon McLay, The Financial Gym

shannon-mclayShannon is a financial planner who left a “traditional” financial services firm to start her own company, The Financial Gym, because she felt traditional financial services firms did not have the tools or resources to help people in their 20s and 30s who are starting out and trying to build assets while also managing debt. She realized that the key to long-term personal financial success is a commitment to financial fitness and making smart financial choices. Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, her podcast, Martinis and Your Money and her company, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for others.
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Danielle Liss, Businessese

View More: is a partner in Businessese, which provides business solutions for online content creators and small business owners. Danielle is an attorney at Hashtag Legal, focusing on social media law. She is also the former Chief Marketing Officer for FitFluential, an influencer network focusing on health and wellness campaigns.
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Talaat and Tai McNeely, His and Her Money

talaat-and-tai-mcneelyTalaat and Tai McNeely “America’s #1 Money Couple”, are Financial Educators that are on a mission to help individuals get on solid footing financially, and to experience the joys of financial freedom. They are co-authors of Money Talks: The Ultimate Couple’s Guide To Communicating About Money. Their website, has been featured in numerous publications such as,, and Business Insider.
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John Cordray,

john-cordrayAs a National Certified Therapist, John has been helping people keep calm since 2005. John has worked with high-profile CEO’s, professional athletes, politicians and the stressed out of all – stay-at-home mom’s. John owns a private practice in St. Louis and his mission is to help people all over the world learn to keep calm from stress-related symptoms. John has leveraged several social media platforms to grow his personal brand very quickly as The Calm Expert. As a motivational speaker, business psychology consultant, live-streamer, podcaster, founder of online courses including Keep Calm Academy, and The Anger Management Course and through his private practice, John has helped thousands of people keep calm from high stress.

Phil DeGisi, CommonBond

phil-degisiPhil DeGisi is Chief Marketing Officer at CommonBond. Prior to joining the CommonBond team, Phil held e-commerce and digital marketing roles spanning startups and large organizations, including Quidsi (a subsidiary of Amazon), littleBits electronics, and Across these roles, he led direct response marketing, customer retention, and site merchandising/optimization efforts. Phil received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and his BA from Vassar College with a degree in economics.
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Jordon Cox,

jordon-coxI am a 19-year-old coupon and deals blogger for the UK’s biggest money saving website I’ve been saving money and writing about it since age 15 with an ambition to help people with their finances. To this day I have helped 10,000s of people save money and am a regular TV and radio expert on the topic in the UK, also writing for local and national newspapers. I have had 3 stories of my extreme money saving gone viral around the world including getting $1000 of groceries for $0.10 and donating to charity and also traveling via Germany to get from the north to the south of England, to save $10 on train travel.
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Nikesh Desai, InvestingChannel

nikesh-desaiNikesh Desai is the co-founder and CEO of InvestingChannel, an interactive media platform that aggregates award-winning, independent financial news across the web. Utilizing data, technology, creative and content to connect brands with an exclusive audience of investors and financial professionals, InvestingChannel works with leading companies across multiple verticals, including OppenheimerFunds, BlackRock, and Charles Schwab. Prior to InvestingChannel, Nikesh co-founded the consultancy Giant Step Strategies and served as VP of Business Development at Nikesh was also instrumental during PeoplePC’s IPO process and acquisition by EarthLink, and began his career as an investment banker at Robertson Stephens involved in public offerings and mergers & acquisitions.
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Tom Drake, Canadian Finance Blog

tom-drakeTom Drake is the founder of Canadian Finance Blog and runs dozens of websites, specializing in increasing their traffic and monetization. Tom is a strong supporter of FinCon, having attended every year and being a part of the Plutus Awards committee for all six years as well.
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Josh Elledge, Savings Angel

josh-elledgeJosh Elledge is on a mission to help entrepreneurs get free PR! He’s the Founder and Chief Executive Angel of®, and is one of the nation’s leading experts on consumer savings. Josh Elledge is a dynamic public speaker, the host of a very popular consumer savings podcast, a weekly syndicated columnist for nine newspapers (with more than 1.1 million readers), on a number of radio stations, and regularly appears on more than 50 TV stations across the country. All told, Josh has appeared on TV or radio more than 1000 times. Josh Elledge is the founder of – a new service for startups that replaces expensive PR firms. Through digital tools & training, entrepreneurs can dramatically increase their own sales through their own free publicity. Josh lives in Orlando, FL and is a US Navy veteran, a dad of 3 awesome kids, a self-proclaimed fitness geek, and performs improv comedy.
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Ash Exantus, BankMobile

ash-exantusAsh Exantus as BankMobile’s Financial Empowerment Coach, where he is responsible for leading BankMobile’s mission to financially empower every one of its customers through financial education. He has created an education series branded “BMpowered,” to guide customers on how to get on solid financial footing while also inspiring them to dream big and achieve their aspirations. He also travels across the country speaking to college students about managing their personal finances. Exantus, also known as “Ash Cash,” is a banking professional with 15 years of experience. He is a personal finance expert, motivational speaker and the author of two bestselling books: Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom and What the FICO: 12 Steps to Repairing Your Credit. Exantus is also the current host of the show, “The Ash Cash Show” which airs every Sunday at 1pm on WHCR 90.3FM NY. Prior to his current position, Exantus was the Chief Executive Officer of Urban UpBound Federal Credit Union.
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Manny Fernandez,

manny-fernandezManny Fernandez is an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He has been successful in investing in his own ideas and taking companies from startup to exit. In 2013, Fernandez founded SF Angels Group and has been an angel investor with TiE Angels since 2012. In 2014, he was named SF Angel Investor of the Year and received the Equity Crowdfunding Leadership Award. In 2016, Menlo College Named Manny Fernandez Silicon Valley Equity CrowdFunding Pioneer. Fernandez recently became a #1 bestselling author with his new book, How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks, which is available on Amazon. He is also the #14 Angel Investor to Follow on Twitter and has the #1 most viewed YouTube video on equity crowdfunding. He has been featured on mainstream media including CNBC Squawk Box, NBC, CNN Latino, Forbes, Inc. and more.
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Jessica Garbarino, Every Single Dollar

jessica-garbarinoJessica Garbarino is the founder and owner of Every Single Dollar, a company dedicated to helping single women navigate the world of personal finance. She realized that she was experiencing a financial hangover in her early 30s after the lifestyle choices in her 20s caused her to rack up debt. After paying off $56,000 of debt, she felt called to teach other single women how to manage their money, pay off debt, and instill financial confidence. She offers individual financial coaching, speaks on personal finance, and writes and produces video on various financial topics with the single woman in mind. Jessica lives the debt free life in sunny South Florida.
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Kiné Corder, The Prosperous Life

kine-corderKiné is the CEO of PRESIDENTIAL LIFESTYLE, a financial wellness company and a member of the Financial Therapy Association. She speaks to and consults with business owners and couples who are dissatisfied with their finances. Kiné assists clients in improving their financial well being by giving them tools to successfully navigate the money cycle, reduce stress associated with money, and better understand credit. Before entering the financial services industry, Kiné gained international popularity when she became the spokesperson for ABC’s Extreme Makeover. She was featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, E! Channel and Entertainment Tonight and worked with various media entities including Elle, Marie Claire, TV Guide, and People Magazine. In 2009, Kiné launched her company, PRESIDENTIAL LIFESTYLE and shortly after wrote her book, “The Art of Starting Over.” She most recently launched the Prosperity Club, a community of individuals dedicated to living a prosperous life. Connect with Kiné Corder on LinkedIn, and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the handle @thepreslifestyle. My current book, “The Prosperous Life,” guides readers through an 8-step process that simplifies their finances and helps them navigate the Money Cycle to reach their heart’s desire.
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Matt Giovanisci,

matt-giovanisciEntertaining entrepreneur, website wizard, podcast producer, music maker, video veteran, and alliteration addict. My name is Matt Giovanisci. I’m only half Italian. I’m a serial entrepreneur. Money Lab is where I challenge myself to make more of what I love: money. Money Lab itself is an experiment. Can you build a profitable brand by ignoring all that online marketing bullshit? I believe you can, and I intend to prove it.
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Paul Golden, National Endowment for Financial Education

paul-goldenPaul Golden is Director with and the National Endowment for Financial Education, a nonprofit foundation inspiring educated financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life. As a financial spokesperson, Golden has been interviewed by media outlets throughout the country. Prior to joining Smart About Money in 2005, he worked as a managing editor in the online news industry and has spent several years working in financial services.
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Bo Hanson, The Money Guy Show

bo-hansonBo’s passionate about all things finance and loves helping people make smart financial decisions. He knows it’s extremely fulfilling when solid financial planning “clicks” for the people he serves. Bo is also the co-host of award-winning podcast, The Money Guy Show, where he and Brian Preston share guidance and insight on topics ranging from clipping coupons to saving for retirement — and everything in between. He has been featured in and contributed to Fox Business,, Time, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes, authors a bi-weekly column for US News and World Report, and more.
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Beverly Harzog, Harzog Enterprises

beverly-harzogBeverly Harzog is a nationally-recognized credit card expert, consumer advocate, and award-winning author. She’s appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News, CNN Newsource, NY1, NBC New York, ABC News Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and much more. Her advice has been featured on major websites and in print, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today,, The New York Times, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, Real Simple, and thousands more. Her byline has also appeared in major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur,,,, Better Homes and Gardens, Health,, and Good Housekeeping. Beverly is the author of four books and her most recent book, The Debt Escape Plan, won the American Society Of Journalists and Authors Top Self-Help Nonfiction Book Award for 2016. She’s also the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller in three categories, Confessions of a Credit Junkie.
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Kali Hawlk, XY Planning Network

kali-hawlkKali Hawlk is the Director of Marketing at XY Planning Network. She’s also a freelance writer and is passionate about using her skills and knowledge to help others make, do, and create more. In her free time, she runs an online magazine for creative women called Off The Rails. Before joining XYPN, Kali ran a marketing management business for financial planners. And today, she continues to work a contributing writer for a variety of publications, including The Huffington Post, Tech Cocktail, Investopedia, Mint, Discover, Trulia, and Student Loan Hero. She’s been featured as a financial expert for Millennials in many online publications including Forbes, Fast Company, US News, and Mashable.
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Deacon Hayes, Well Kept Wallet

deacon-hayesDeacon Hayes is a Personal Finance Expert who is best known for paying off $52,000 in consumer debt in 18 months. He started out as a Financial Planner for an investment advisory firm assisting high net worth individuals. After realizing that his passion was to serve the average person, he quit his job to start his own financial coaching and curriculum company called Well Kept Wallet in order to help average people get from where they are to where they want to be with their career, money, and lifestyle. He has been featured in the US News & World Report, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance and more.
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Sam Henderson, Henderson Maxwell

sam-hendersonSam is the financial guru on Network 10?s award-winning The Project, and can be seen as host of Foxtel’s Sky News Business program Your Money Your Call-Super Thursday every Thursday night live at 8pm. He is also the author of the best-selling books; The One Page Financial Plan (2013), SMSF DIY Guide (2012) and Financial Planning DIY Guide (2011). Sam regularly contributes to a host of print media including Money magazine and the Australian Financial Review and is a regular keynote speaker for the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Retirement Expos around Australia. Sam Henderson is CEO and Senior Financial Advisor at Henderson Maxwell, a multi-award winning, independently-owned accounting and financial advisory firm with clients across Australia.
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Jackie Beck, The Debt Myth

jackie-beckDebt freedom expert Jackie Beck is a personal finance author and creator of the app store hit Pay Off Debt, an app that has helped 46,000+ people use a debt snowball to break free from debt. Learn more at Here’s The Debt Myth’s manifesto: We don’t need debt to get ahead. We can stand on our own two feet. We’re capable, hardworking, and smart. When an emergency happens, we’ll rely on money and our own resourcefulness to take care of things. We won’t turn to debt in desperation, or at the first little hiccup life hands us. We’re breaking free of the debt myth.
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Teresa Mears, Living on the Cheap

teresa-mearsTeresa Mears is an editorial consultant and website publisher with more than 30 years of experience in editing, writing, publishing and project management, both online and in print. She publishes Living on the Cheap and oversees the national Living on the Cheap website network, plus oversees Miami on the Cheap and other sites in Florida. She has worked as an editor for newspapers large and small, as well as websites, and has published a newsletter for professional freelance writers.
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Amanda Mock, Do Shit Podcast and Marketers Lab Podcast

amanda-mockAmanda Mock’s focus is on one thing; helping others start, build, and grow online businesses. In 2010 at the age of 23, after being laid off from her corporate IT gig and about to lose her house, Amanda started her first Business (My Virtual Little Helper). She has since grown and rebranded that company as a go-to digital agency for online entrepreneurs to grow and systematize their business as the Digital Mob. Amanda also runs the Do Shit Podcast, is a speaker, and consultant.
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Pia Adolphsen, Mama Hustle

pia-adolphsenPia is a content marketing manager by day, personal finance blogger by night. In her spare time, she enjoys helping people navigate the mysteries of marketing technology. I’m a marketing manager, mama, all around hustler, and blogger. Welcome to my blog! I write about debt, personal finance, and our first house. My kiddos also occasionally come up, because they’re the cutest. I live in the Deep South (capital D, capital S), drink a whole lotta lattes, and am part of the broken group of people who believe it’s spelled ‘ya’ll.’ I’m only a transplant, so ya’ll can’t expect me to follow all the rules.
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Marissa Anwar, Thirty Six Months

marissa-anwarMarissa is marketing and branding expert and a personal finance blogger. She has led multi-national campaigns for UN agencies, tech and lifestyle brands, and credit card companies. Her work can be seen on BBC, CNBC, FOX, MSNBC, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue (yep!), Cosmopolitan among various others. She has helmed multiple branding transitions in the tech and digital space.
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Mihir Apte, SmartAsset

mihir-apteMihir Apte is the Vice President of Business Development at SmartAsset where his team leads all external revenue generating, audience development, syndication partnership opportunities, and growing the SmartAsset Captivate publisher network. He has over 10+ years experience in the digital media industry including positions at Everyday Health and AOL. Mihir earned his MBA from NYU and undergraduate degree from the University of Texas.
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Mrs. Frugalwoods,

mrs-frugalwoodsMrs. Frugalwoods writes at about her journey from working 9-5 in the city to becoming a rookie homesteader finding contentment on 66 acres in Vermont with her husband, daughter, and dog. Joyful, extreme frugality made this dream a reality and now the Frugalwoods are charting a life of purpose beyond consumerism and the rat race.
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Arindam Nag, CentSai Inc

arindam-nagArindam has been a career journalist, worked over 12 years at Reuters and over seven years at Dow Jones group including a 3-year stint at the Wall St Journal as a Heard on the Street columnist. Arindam practiced journalism in India, the UK and the U.S. Arindam co-founded CentSai.Com, a financial education platform for millennials and teenagers earlier this year. Arindam has an MBA in finance and management from NYU’s Stern Business School and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
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Claudia Pennington, Audits

claudia-penningtonClaudia provides technical SEO audits and Google Analytics audits for websites large and small (ecommerce included) to improve traffic, rankings, and conversion rates. She is a search veteran with more than 10 years in the field of optimization.
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Brian Preston, The Money Guy Show

brian-prestonBrian is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, The Money Guy Show, and has been broadcasting for over 10 years. He’s appeared on the Fox Business Channel, writes a column for US News, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal,, Newsweek, Kiplinger’s, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. Brian has been recognized by as one of the “Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors”.
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Eric Rosenberg, Personal Profitability

eric-rosenbergEric Rosenberg began writing online in 2006, and turned his passion for blogging into a $40,000 annual income while still holding down a full-time job. He blogs and podcasts at his own Personal Profitability, in addition to freelance writing and web design for clients around the world.
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Leslie Samuel,

leslie-samuelLeslie Samuel is a former university professor and the creator of the Become A Blogger and Interactive Biology blogs. He has a passion for education and has taken on the mission of “Changing The World One Blog At A Time”. In his podcast, Learning With Leslie, he teaches solid lessons about how to build a blog that will have an impact, in addition to interviewing other successful bloggers who have built successful platforms and turned them into thriving online businesses. He’s a firm believer that what we do online can open the doors to lots of opportunities. His Biology blog landed him his dream job as a University Professor, which has increased his passion for letting the world know that Blogging is a force to be reckoned with. His message is simple – Create Content, Inspire Others and Change The World (while building a solid online business)!
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Emily Chase Smith, ChaseSmith Press

emily-chase-smithEmily Chase Smith is the Founder and CEO of ChaseSmithPress. She collaborates with authors to formulate their book’s theme, messaging, and content and helps them move the book from idea to actuality to a self, hybrid, or traditionally published book. She’s a been a book nerd forever and her proudest achievement was earning a free cheeseburger coupon from the San Clemente Library by doing a summer’s worth of reading in a week at 8-years-old. Emily lives in Southern California with her 3 kids and a garage so full of paddleboards, surfboards and a Harley that she parks the car outside–priorities. She can be found at and on Twitter at @EmilyChaseSmith.
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Sandy Smith, Yes, I Am Cheap

SONY DSCSandy Smith is the voice behind the blog, Yes, I Am Cheap. A three-time Plutus Award finalist for best debt based blog, Sandy has been sharing her winning strategies for getting out of debt since 2009. Named by Yahoo! Finance as having one of the most inspiring personal finance stories, she now shows others how they too can incorporate her non-traditional methods to conquer their own debt and lead the lives they want to live. Sandy has written for and been featured in numerous media outlets including H&R Block, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and others. She has attended every FinCon conference and wouldn’t miss it for the world.
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Kevin Soehner, iGrad

kevin-soehnerKevin Soehner joined the iGrad team in the summer of 2012 and currently oversees day to day operations with a focus on project management and new client implementations. Prior to joining iGrad, Mr. Soehner spent 3 years in the student housing industry establishing affordable housing programs throughout the country for students attending schools with little to no traditional on-campus housing options. He began his professional career in the student loan industry where he worked for 8 years managing call center operations for a top student loan lender.
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David Stein, Money For the Rest of Us

david-steinDavid Stein produces and hosts the top 10 iTunes ranked investing podcast Money For the Rest of Us. He also runs his own membership site, the Money For the Rest of Us Hub, which provides asset allocation help and investment guidance to hundreds of individuals. Previously, David was Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Portfolio Strategist at Fund Evaluation Group LLC, a $50 billion institutional investment advisor. David produces his podcast and runs his membership site on a part-time basis from his farm in Teton Valley, Idaho.
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Mary Beth Storjohann, Workable Wealth

mary-beth-storjohannMary Beth Storjohann, CFP® and Founder of Workable Wealth is not your typical financial planner. With over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry she works as an author, speaker, and financial coach to apply a fun, albeit no-nonsense approach in working with individuals and couples in their 20s – 40s across the country, helping them make smart, educated choices with their money. Her recent accolades include the “Top 40 Under 40” by Investment News, “10 young Advisors to Watch” by Financial Advisor Magazine, and “10 of the Best Personal Finance Experts on Twitter.” Mary Beth makes frequent appearances on NBC as a financial expert and has been featured in major media outlets such as U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Women’s Health, Yahoo!Finance, CNBC, Forbes, and more.
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Chenell Tull, Conversion Owl Marketing

chenell-tullChenell Tull is a search engine marketing fanatic and part-time personal finance blogger. She runs Conversion Owl Marketing, a company aimed at helping businesses in the financial community stay relevant online using pay-per-click (PPC) advertising and retargeting.
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Anthony Witt, The Champion Entrepreneur

anthony-wittAnthony Lee Witt is the founder and creator of The Champion Entrepreneur and Champion Masterminds. The Champion Entrepreneur podcast was recognized by iTunes as a #1 New Business Podcast in March 2015 and #2 out of all new podcast at the same time. After having interviewed over 350 successful entrepreneurs Anthony has developed a keen understanding of what action steps are needed to be successful. Through the use of his mastermind groups and accountability coaching, Anthony has helped entrepreneurs start side businesses, generate income, and even become full-time entrepreneurs. Anthony has previously worked as a marketing director for a chain of doctors offices as well as in the public sector running a local government public works departments. His education in business administration and finance at the postgraduate level helps him add value to his clients and customers.
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Lisa Woodruff, Organize 365

lisa-woodruffLisa Woodruff is a professional organizer & productivity specialist from Cincinnati, Ohio. Lisa has helped thousands of women reclaim their homes and finally get organized with her practical tips, encouragement, and humor through her blog and podcast at
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Lauren Greutman,

lauren-greutmanLauren Greutman has been working online for over 7 years and has established one of the top frugal living blogs for women – (Formerly . She is the author of the book “The Recovering Spender” and is a frequent guest on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, FOX and more. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband Mark and her four children.
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Kathy Kristoff, Kiplinger / CBS News

kathy-kristoffKathy Kristof is an award-winning personal finance writer and columnist, whose work appears at, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Financial Planning and other venues. She’s the author of three books, including “Investing 101” and was once a Jeopardy question. Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991. (Hint: Who was Sylvia Porter).
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Michael Kitces, Nerd’s Eye View

michael-kitcesMichael Kitces is a Partner and the Director of Research for Pinnacle Advisory Group, a private wealth management firm located in Columbia, Maryland that oversees approximately $1.4 billion of client assets. In addition, he is a co-founder of the XY Planning Network, the practitioner editor of the Journal of Financial Planning, and the publisher of the e-newsletter The Kitces Report and the popular financial planning industry blog Nerd’s Eye View through his website, dedicated to advancing knowledge in financial planning.
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Grant Baldwin, The Speaker Lab

grant-baldwinGrant Baldwin is a nationally known keynote speaker, podcaster, author, and entrepreneur. He has delivered hundreds of presentations to over 400,000 people through conferences, conventions, and other events. He is the founder of The Speaker Lab, a podcast and community for speakers and those interested in speaking. He’s married to his high school sweetheart and together they live Nashville in a Barbie dream house with 3 little girls.
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Mike Vardy, Productivityist

mike-vardyMike Vardy is a writer, speaker, productivity strategist, and the founder of Productivityist. He has served as the Managing Editor at Lifehack, and contributed articles on productivity to 99u, Lifehacker, The Next Web, SUCCESS Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Mike is also the author of several books, including The Front Nine: How To Start The Year You Want Anytime You Want, and is the creator of The NOW Year™ Method, a simple, durable, and flexible personal productivity approach. He has delivered talks on the topic of task and time management at events like New Media Expo, TEDx Victoria, SXSW Interactive, and creativeLIVE. He lives in Victoria, BC, Canada with his incredible wife, daughter, and son.
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Jordan Harbinger, The Art of Charm

jordan-harbingerJordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm and host of The Art of Charm Podcast, one of the most popular podcasts in the world with over 2 million downloads every month. The Art of Charm has been covered by Forbes, NPR, the Today Show, Esquire Magazine, Saturday Night Live and MSNBC. A former Wall Street attorney, Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks 5 languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war-zones and been kidnapped -twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation. Here at The Art of Charm, Jordan shares that experience, and the system borne as a result, with students and clients.
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Steve Chou, My Wife Quit Her Job

steve-chouSteve runs the popular blog where he teaches others how to start profitable online businesses. In addition to his blog, he also runs an online store, a top 100 business podcast as well an online course on ecommerce. Steve carries both a bachelors and a masters degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Despite majoring in electrical engineering, he spent a good portion of his graduate education studying entrepreneurship and the mechanics of running small businesses. He currently works for a startup company in the Silicon Valley.
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Jennifer Barrett, Grow (from Acorns)

jennifer-barrettA digital strategist, financial literacy advocate and award-winning financial journalist, Jennifer is currently Chief Education Officer at Acorns and Editor-in-Chief of the personal finance site, Grow. Before joining Acorns in fall 2015, she was Personal Finance Editor at CNBC Digital. She’s also held executive roles at DailyWorth, where she was SVP and Editor-in-Chief, and Hearst Digital, where she was a General Manager. The co-author of two personal finance books, Jennifer has covered financial topics for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Worth, Money, and Newsweek, where she was a staff writer and editor for seven years. She began her financial journalism career in 1999, writing the foreign exchange column for The Wall Street Journal.
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Michael Stelzner, Social Media Examiner

michael_stelznerMichael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind large events, such as Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. He is also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast, founder of the Social Media Marketing Society and host of the weekly Morning Social Media TALK show.

Stacy Johnson, Money Talks News

stacy-johnsonI’m the CEO of Money Talks News, one of the most highly trafficked PF blogs. Our video appears on 70+ network TV affiliates nationwide, as well as on Yahoo, MSN, AOL and other major portals. For more than 20 years, our mission has been simple: to give people like you both the information and inspiration you need to destroy your debts, build your savings and accomplish your goals, whatever they are.
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Mary Beth Franklin, Investment News

mary-beth-franklinMary Beth Franklin is a lifelong journalist who recently became a Certified Financial Planner in her quest to deliver the best information and insights into the evolving world of retirement income planning. She specializes in Social Security claiming strategies, Medicare and tax-efficient withdrawals. Her audience consists of both financial professionals and consumers.
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Michael O’Neal, The Solopreneur Hour

michael-onealBorn in Toledo Ohio and a current resident of San Diego, Michael O’Neal’s grammar school report cards always read: “Doesn’t live up to his potential” and “Talks too much.” One of those pieces of feedback would come in handy, as he is now the founder and host of the award-winning and much acclaimed business and entertainment podcast, “The Solopreneur Hour” The show has garnered over 8 million downloads since Aug. 2013 and features lively and highly engaging conversations between Michael and his various (and often much sought-after) guests, who share remarkable stories, advice and practical tips for an audience that badges itself as “proudly unemployable”. With an extensive professional background and formal education in social media, branding, web and print design, network marketing, and internet marketing, Michael’s own personal journey that led to the launch of this particular podcast started with the untimely and back-to-back loss of his parents, a transformational trip throughout Europe as part of his grieving process, and the creation and production of another high-profile podcast focused on personal transformation called “The KickAss Life.” Professional drummer, car racer, competitive racquetball player, and former expert mountain bike racer with a penchant for stand up comedy, Michael likes to get out and live the solopreneur life of time freedom, location freedom, and financial freedom.
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Sean Work, Crazy Egg

sean-workSean Work is the VP of Inbound Marketing at Crazy Egg. He started his professional journey as structural engineer for the International Space Station and Space Shuttle programs. As the engineering needs for these historic programs began to decline, he decided to do something completely different. Instead of jumping over to another engineering project, he started an online skateboard shop. This is where his skills of search optimization, web development and Internet marketing were honed. More recently, he operated the KISSmetrics blog – a popular Internet marketing blog for Software-as-a-Service and eCommerce companies.
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Erik Harbison, AWeber

erik-harbisonErik is the Chief Marketing Officer at AWeber where he oversees AWeber’s overall marketing operations, vision and strategy. This includes the business development, PR, content, acquisition and retention disciplines. Erik has over twenty years of experience in the marketing space that includes starting and selling a boutique agency, growing award-winning marketing teams and performance-based campaigns. He also expresses his passion for marketing by serving as a guest instructor on courses around New Media Marketing at Drexel University and the University of Vermont. He is also a strategic advisor for the several marketing associations, marketing tech companies and B2B marketing agencies. Erik has contributed and participated as a panelist, moderator and speaker at events such as iMedia Summit, eTail, The Competitive Summit and Podcast Movement. He has also contributed articles to Huffington Post, and
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Robert Farrington, The College Investor

robert-farringtonRobert Farrington is the founder of The College Investor, a personal finance site dedicated to helping young adults get out of student loan debt and start investing. Rob is America’s Millennial Money Expert™ and America’s Student Loan Debt Expert™. He’s also the founder of The College Investor, which is the #1 resource for helping millennials get out of student loan debt and start building real wealth for their future.
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Michael Schreiber,

michael-schreiberMichael Schreiber is’s Editor-In-Chief & Chief Content Officer. He’s worked in print, online news and on documentaries for The New York Times, Frontline, ABC News, and others. He attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he was also an adjunct professor.
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Paula Pant, Afford Anything

paula-pantPaula Pant is the founder of Afford Anything, a popular website at the intersection between building wealth and living your best life. Afford Anything covers investing, financial freedom, passive income through real estate, and general money-savvy. Pant has been featured in more than four dozen publications, including Forbes, US News, DailyFinance, Marketplace Money, Redbook, Kiplinger, Lifehacker and more.
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Dorethia Kelly, #MoneyChat

dorethia-kellyDorethia Kelly is president of Conner Financial Coaching, LLC, providing results-oriented personal finance, business coaching and speaking services. She is also the host of #MoneyChat and Author of #MoneyChat: THE BOOK! Known for her charismatic, no-nonsense personality, Dorethia is often called upon by national media, including Black Enterprise, U.S. News, and Experian. Involved in several community organizations in Detroit, she is passionate about helping others change what they say and do with their money. Connect with Dorethia – visit and
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Bob Lotich,

bob-lotichBob has been blogging professionally for 8 years and his writing and advice has been featured in Men’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and many others. His first book “How to Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day-Job With My Blog” is an Amazon #1 Best seller and has helped thousands of aspiring bloggers get their blogs off the ground. When he isn’t blogging he is hanging with his wife and 2 year old, playing guitar, eating fine dark chocolate, and riding his motorcycle – all at the same time. To get his book for free visit
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Michael Delgado, Experian

michael-delgadoMichael Delgado leads content strategy and community building efforts on Experian social channels to educate their communities on credit and personal finance issues. He also leads B2B digital campaigns for the Experian data lab, focusing on creating online events, videos, podcasts, and helpful content for those working in data science, data mining, big data, predictive analytics, and the internet of things. Michael also teaches social media strategy and social media marketing classes at the University of California, Irvine extension school. You can reach him at
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Korrena Bailie, Credit Karma

korrena-bailieKorrena Bailie is managing editor at Credit Karma, and formerly at Bankrate Insurance. She’s passionate about making personal finance content accessible, simple, relatable and even fun for readers. She’s all about words; she has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Creative Writing and can play a mean game of Scrabble.
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Holly Porter Johnson, Club Thrifty

holly-porter-johnsonHolly Johnson is a financial expert and award-winning writer whose obsession with frugality, budgeting, and travel plays a central role in her work. In addition to serving as Contributing Editor for The Simple Dollar, Holly writes for inspiring publications such as U.S. News and World Report Travel, Personal Capital, Lending Tree, and Frugal Travel Guy. Holly also owns two websites of her own – Club Thrifty and Travel Blue Book. You can follow her on Twitter or Pinterest @ClubThrifty.
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Jim Wang, Wallet Hacks

jim-wangJim Wang is the founder of Wallet Hacks, a personal finance blog that shares his unconventional strategies for getting ahead financially, and Kasai Media, a social influencer network. He previously founded Bargaineering. He can show you the philosophies, strategies, and methods he used to become financially independent and free to pursue what was important. He also found it awkward to write about himself in the 3rd person but here we are.
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Catherine Alford,

catherine-alfordCatherine Alford is the go to personal finance expert for educated, aspirational moms who want to recapture their life passions, earn more, reach their goals, and take on a more active financial role in their families. Named the Best Contributor/Freelancer for Personal Finance in 2014, her writing and expertise have been featured in dozens of notable publications like Yahoo Finance, U.S. News and World Report, The Huffington Post, Kiplinger, Investopedia, Business Insider and many more. She has been interviewed by Good Morning America, Huffington Post Live, Mint, and The Work at Home Woman and is a sought after speaker on topics such as motherhood, money, and entrepreneurship. She is also the founder of, an award winning personal finance blog that she created in 2010 and the innovator behind the web’s most comprehensive course on how to Get Paid to Write for Blogs. As a self employed entrepreneur and the mother to boy/girl twin toddlers, she lives the messages she teaches each and every day.
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Ted Jenkin, oXYGen Financial

ted-jenkinTed Jenkin has been an entrepreneur, leader, and social media pioneer in the financial services industry. He is the CEO of oXYGen Financial, a financial services company based in Atlanta now serving more than 3,000 clients across the country ( Ted is the personal finance expert of CNN/Headline News Weekend Express, a featured columnist in the Wall Street Journal, and top rated book 100 Smart Money Moves To Make Now. He runs one of the top personal finance blogs in the country at and has six advanced designations from the College for Financial Planning (CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS®, AWMA®, AAMS®, CMFC®).
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Bob Sullivan,

bob-sullivanBob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and the author of four books, including the New York Times Best-Seller, Gotcha Capitalism. He spent nearly 20 years working for NBC/, most of it writing the popular Red Tape Chronicles blog. Now he is an independent journalist covering consumer and technology issues at
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Tonya Rapley, My Fab Finance

tonya-rapleyTonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise magazine. She is a Certified Financial Educator and founder of MyFabFinance, where she is on a mission to help women break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck.
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Chris Peach, Money Peach

chris-peachChris is the creator and author of the Plutus Award Winning Blog Money Peach. Money Peach was started in March 2015 as a simple PF Blog. Since then, Money Peach has grown to deliver in-person financial coaching, online coaching, and recently entering into the world of digital products with his first online course. Beyond publishing blog content, creating digital products, and meeting with coaching clients, Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, AZ. He is married and has 2 kids aged 6 and 3.
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Stefanie O’Connell,

stefanie-oconnellStefanie O’Connell is a financial expert, Gen Y advocate, speaker and author of the recently released book, “The Broke and Beautiful Life.” Dedicated to helping young adults achieve financial greatness, Stefanie has been nicknamed the Mindy Kaling of personal finance by The Greenwich Times. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Yahoo!Finance, The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News and ABC World News. She also works with universities, leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, sharing her fresh and timely advice with their audiences.
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Zina Kumok, Debt Free After Three

zina-kumokZina Kumok is a personal finance freelance writer. She’s written for the AP, GoBanking Rates and DailyWorth. A former reporter, she’s covered everything from murder trials to the Final Four. She writes a blog about paying off her student loans at Debt Free After Three. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her husband Sam and playing with her dog, Lyra.
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Matthew Schulz,

matthew-schulzMatt Schulz is Senior Industry Analyst for and a contributing writer for’s My Money Blog. He has also had his posts featured in the New York Daily News, Huffington Post, Daily Finance, Business Insider and many other publications. Prior to his current role at, he has led online editorial teams for an investing website, a college sports website, two TV stations and a newspaper. He has a Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Natalie Eckdahl, Biz Chix

natalie-eckdahlNatalie Eckdahl, MBA hosts the BizChix Podcast where she interviews entrepreneurs from around the world and provides training to business owners. She is a former management consultant and serial entrepreneur who leverages her corporate experience and graduate business education to help entrepreneurs confidently launch, build and grow their businesses. Natalie is an expert facilitator and community builder with a passion for masterminding. As a busy Mom of three, she takes a holistic view of her clients lives and helps them build a business that matches their personal and professional goals. Natalie built a successful personal brand and platform at from the ground up via her podcast (200+ episodes) which was recognized by iTunes as a #1 New Business Podcast in March 2014.
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Jeff Brown, Brown Knows Media

jeff-brownI’m a 26-year radio industry veteran. In 2013 I launched the Read to Lead Podcast which quickly became a Top 3 Career and Top 10 Business podcast. RTLP has also been nominated Best Business Podcast twice. You can subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher. In December 2013 I began training and personally coaching new and up-and-coming podcasters in the techniques and tips I leveraged to become an award-winning broadcaster. In August 2014 I co-founded PodServe, a done-for-you podcasting service, that helps content creators focus on creating great content while leaving the busy work of maintaining a podcast to someone else.
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Hal Lublin, Swagbucks

hal-lublinHal Lublin is the Director of Referral Marketing for Swagbucks, the premier online rewards site. In his 6 years with the company, he’s worked in various parts of the Marketing department, always with a focus on forming relationships with the members and growing their user base.
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Nick Loper, Side Hustle Nation

nick-loperNick Loper helps people earn money outside of their day job. He’s an author, online entrepreneur, and life-long student in the game of business. His latest role is as Chief Side Hustler at, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs.

Toni Anderson, Digital CoLab

toni-andersonHaving run Pinterest advertising campaigns for multi-million dollar companies such as and working with brands such as Kraft, Musselmans, Smuckers and Arm & Hammer, today Toni runs her own media company and ecommerce store.
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Thomas Frank, College Info Geek

thomas-frankThomas Frank is an author, YouTuber, and college success expert who lives in Iowa and wields a pretty great beard. He is the founder of College Info Geek, a blog, podcast, and YouTube channel visited by over 600,000 students each month. He is also the co-host of Listen Money Matters, one of the fastest-growing personal finance podcasts on iTunes.
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Kyle Ivins, Monumetric

kyle-ivinsKyle Ivins is one of the founding members of The Blogger Network and currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer. His background comes from the the Social Media Marketing and Advertising Agency world. He has helped grow bloggers and businesses online through social media and paid advertising for over 6 years. His true passion is in entrepreneurship which is why he’s gets so excited helping publishers succeed as entrepreneurs by empowering them reach their site’s potential!
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Tabitha Philen,

tabitha-philenTabitha Philen, founder of the Inspired Bloggers Network, devotes herself to mentoring and encouraging thousands of bloggers with her visionary ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. Considered a well-rounded expert on blogging for profit and social media, Tabitha shares comprehensive tutorials daily on Periscope and at Dedicated to seeing other people learn from her mistakes, Tabitha also blogs about her frugal family lifestyle at and budget-friendly recipes at
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Steve Stewart, Steve Stewart Podcast Production

steve-stewartSteve knows podcasting. Since 2010, he has been releasing shows for himself and others – including editing, production, and launch of the M.O.N.E.Y. podcast for Paula Pant and J. Money.
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Donna Freedman,

donna-freedmanDonna Freedman has made her living as a writer for 30+ years. She started the Smart Spending and Frugal Nation blogs for MSN Money, was a staff writer at Get Rich Slowly, and is currently on staff at Money Talks News. Her work has appeared in dozens of newspapers, magazines and websites. She’s the author of an online writing course ( and in her spare time blogs at Oh, and she’s a huge word nerd.
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Amanda Abella,

amanda-abellaAmanda Abella is a millennial personal finance and entrepreneurship blogger. She is also the Amazon best-selling author of Make Money Your Honey. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance and more.
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Jay Fleischman, Consumer Help Central

jay-fleischmanJay S. Fleischman is an lawyer with over 20 years of experience helping people resolve their financial difficulties. He focuses his efforts on student loan resolution, consumer bankruptcy matters, credit reporting issues, and debt collection harassment. Jay is a long-time blogger and podcaster, a regular speaker on consumer protection issues, and an instructor at the Student Loan Law Workshop. He is the Managing Partner of Shaev & Fleischman LLP, a law firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
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Lou Ferrara, Bankrate

lou-ferraraLou joined in October 2015. His portfolio includes all of’s editorial content across formats, as well as the company’s newsletter, social media and SEO initiatives. Previously, Lou worked for 10 years at The Associated Press, where, as a vice president, he was one of the company’s top innovators and oversaw business, sports and entertainment news. He is a pioneer in content and media, having innovated in social media, user-generated content, automation technologies and virtual reality. He received his B.S. in journalism from the University of Maryland.
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Emily Guy Birken,

emily-guy-birkenEmily Guy Birken is the author of the bestseller The Five Years Before You Retire and the forthcoming Choose Your Retirement. She is a former educator, and that background allows her to make complex financial topics relatable and easily understood by the layperson. Her work has appeared on the sites PTMoney, Wise Bread, Money Ning, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and The Christian Science Monitor.
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Jennifer Fitzgerald, Policy Genius

jennifer-fitzgeraldJennifer Fitzgerald is the CEO and Co?Founder of PolicyGenius, an independent digital insurance company for consumers. Previously, she was a junior partner at McKinsey & Company, where she advised Fortune 100 financial services companies on marketing and strategy. Jennifer regularly shares her insights on personal finance and insurance tech and serves as an expert on the insurance industry and entrepreneurial path. Her articles have appeared in TheNextWeb, Entrepreneur Magazine, TechCrunch and The Huffington Post and she has been quoted as a source in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The New York Times and Forbes Magazine. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Florida State University.
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Miranda Marquit, Planting Money Seeds

miranda-marquitMiranda has years of experience as a freelance journalist, including 10 years in the personal finance space. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, online and offline, and she has been a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition and on Marketplace. Miranda has also worked with numerous brands, is on the Executive Committee for the Plutus Awards, and is the author of Confessions of a Professional Blogger.
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Christine Odle, Rockin’ Beeby Enterprises

christine-odleChristine Odle, a financial coach specializing in helping Small Business Owners (and their teams) live their financial dreams. Christine owns four small businesses and has personally lived debt free and run her businesses debt free since crawling out from more than $500,000 in debt in 2009. Christine has a passion for teaching people about business and personal finance, helping them become and remain debt free and build wealth.
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Jana Lynch,

jana-lynchJana is a books and lifestyle blogger, author advocate, publishing industry employee, and avid reader. She believes authors are rock stars and all books fill a need and have a place. Blogger at Jana Says. Podcaster at The Armchair Librarians. Ghostwriter. Avid reader. Binge watcher. Dog owner. Reluctant cheer mom.
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Jason Steele, Freelance

jason-steeleJason Steele is a full-time freelance writer specializing in credit cards and award travel. Jason’s work is featured by, Wise Bread, CompareCards, Low Cards, Lending Tree, and other top personal finance outlets. In addition, his posts are regularly syndicated by mainstream outlets such as MSN Money and Yahoo! Finance.
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Victoria Araj, Quicken Loans Zing Blog

victoria-arajVictoria Araj leads the Quicken Loans Zing Blog and held roles in mortgage banking, public relations and more in her 11+ years with the company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in political science from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan. She also manages the Opportunity Detroit blog, highlighting the work, live and play resurgence of the Motor City. She has been a guest speaker at New Media Expo and FinCon. Her content has appeared on many sites including Allstate,,, Scotsman Guide and MoneyTips. She can be reached at (313) 373-3032 or Visit for more information.
– Twitter

LaTisha Styles,

latisha-stylesLaTisha “Tish” Styles is a nationally recognized millennial personal finance expert. Through her coaching programs and signature Financial Success ToolkitTM, LaTisha motivates young professionals and emerging entrepreneurs helping them to budget, invest, and achieve success. She has been has been featured in The Economist, quoted in Forbes, and mentioned in U.S. News and World Report as a top personal finance expert to follow on Twitter.
– Twitter

Scott Alan Turner,

scott-alan-turnerScott Alan Turner is an entrepreneur and 16-year online business veteran who has started eight online companies. He’s built multiple 7-figure per year online stores which have generated $12.5 million in product sales (online courses, online training, live webinars, e-books, printed books). At the core of every business were the websites he designed and built himself. He now teaches people about personal finance with his Financial Rock Star podcast which hit #1 in iTunes New & Noteworthy 48-hours after launching, and was downloaded 30,000 times in the first two months.
– Twitter

Scott Maderer, Christian Stewardship Coaching

©AttreoStudio All rights reserved 2014 www.ChristianDelRosario.comScott and his wife Carrie are co-founders of Christian Stewardship Coaching. They’ve been coaching on personal finance, goal setting, and leadership since 2011. Scott is passionate about teaching the Christian community that true stewardship is about more than money. The business has been steadily growing and currently is on track to replace Scott’s full time employment income in the next two years.
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Philip Taylor, PT Money

philip-taylorPhilip Taylor, aka “PT”, is a CPA, husband and father of three. He created PT Money back in 2007 to share his thoughts on money and to meet others passionate about managing their finances. He got rid of debt, learned to live lean, saved a bunch of money, and eventually was able to leave his unsatisfying corporate career and pursue his entrepreneurial ventures full-time. Philip’s advice: fix your finances so that they aren’t a burden in your life, and then build the life you want: whether it’s traveling more, early retirement, staying at home with your kids, or building a business like he did. Philip is also the founder of FinCon, the annual conference for the financial media community.
– Twitter

See you at FinCon16!

Be sure to follow everyone on the list above, and don’t forget to connect with me at FinCon16 and to attend my “From Affiliate Marketing to Authority Brand Expert” session on Friday 9/23 at 3:00 PM to 04:00 PM in room Nautilus 2.

Also stay active with all FinCon trending events and social updates by following #FinCon16 on Twitter and Facebook.

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Writing Blogs Right Now



Blogging is a great way to get your website noticed and generate more traffic and sales. 86% of companies use a blog on their websites, so you can’t afford to miss out.

You may think that blogs aren’t that important, or that they don’t make a lot of difference to your business. But they are a lot more effective than you may think.

Blogging can increase your lead generation by 67%. Whether you’re a new or established business, this can prove invaluable. Here are 5 reasons your business needs to start writing blogs now.

1. Generate Traffic

Blog posts add more content to your website and thus attract more people to visit your site. Creating web content means that you can direct your readers to other parts of your website.

This means you can write a post about one of your products or services and use yours as an example. When readers discover this, you have a greater chance of boosting sales.

2. Boost SEO

When it comes to marketing your business, SEO is king. SEO determines where your website ranks on search engine results. In turn, it impacts how many people find you.

There are a lot of things that affect your SEO. Things like a fully optimized website and using the right links can make a real difference. Hook Agency says that having the right SEO can double or even triple your traffic from search engines.

Once you have your website sorted, blog content is next. The more blogs you write, the better the SEO. Use popular keywords and terms that your audience would search for. This will make your posts rank higher on search engines and get customers your way.

3. Create a Brand Voice

There are a lot of company blogs out there which may be interesting, but they have no distinctive voice. When they have no voice, they all blend into one.

But if you write blogs with a specific voice, you make an impression. When people can recognise your writing style, they recognise your company.

Set featured imageTry to give your posts a personality. They are more fun to read and will keep people coming back to read for more. They make your brand more trustworthy and encourage people to choose your brand.

4. Showcase Your Services

When it comes to your business, you’re the expert. You know all about your own products and services, so use your blog to show off this knowledge!

Explain what you offer and what you can do for your customers. People want brands to know exactly what they’re selling and it makes you more reliable.

It also serves as a free way to advertise your business. You can write as much or as little as you want on the services you’re offering.  

5. You Stay Ahead of the Curve

When you give your website a blog, you’re also future proofing your business. Those who don’t have blogs are lagging behind and missing out on a lot of great opportunities.

It gives you the chance to be creative and boost your business in a whole new way. You can also add other media like videos and photos to your posts to boost your SEO even further.

Chances are, you’ll find blogging very fun. Regular content on your site gives your business a firm presence and will keep you on the SEO map for longer.

Your Business Needs to Start Writing Blogs Now

Now that you know how important it is to start writing blogs for your business, it’s time to get started. It’s a fun creative challenge which can lead to more traffic and more sales.

Want to start a blog on your website? Check out our services and see how we can help you set it up.

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Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals Going on Right Now!



Black Friday is always a great time to take advantage of the huge holiday sales rush. Not only is this true with retail locations, it’s also MASSIVE for online businesses and shopping as well.

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Zac Johnson is the Founder of, and has been making money online with content and affiliate marketing for over 20 years now. Having first started making money online back in the mid-to-late 90s, Zac first found affiliate marketing success with, then started building out his own sites and ad campaigns.

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Quick and Effective Tips to Maximize Speed of your Website or Blog



Few things are worse than when you click over to a new website or blog, and then it’s loading slow as anything. With everyone having an extremely short attention span, and so many options for other websites and entertainment online, a fast loading website is a must for every blogger, brand, or business on the internet.

There are also many benefits associated with a fast loading site, beyond just user experience. Google is now penalizing sites that take too long to load, and boosting up other sites that a mobile-optimized and running super fast.

Depending on how technical your design or WordPress skills might be, the process of speeding up your site and maximizing it’s optimization might vary. To help with this process, I’ve listed a few of the best working methods below.

Optimize your Homepage to Load Quickly

With the homepage being one of the most vital parts of your website or blog, you should be doing everything possible to make sure it loads quickly. Different things can be done to speed up your homepage such as lowering the number of posts on the main page, minimizing applications and widgets from third-party sites, and also optimizing your images so they are either loading as a smaller sized file or through a CDN service. It’s also a good idea to use an SEO friendly theme or template, as these are more often cleaner with their coding and already optimized right out of the box.

Use an Effective Caching Plugin

If you are using a CMS like WordPress or blogger, then using an effective cashing plugin can contribute nicely in the process of making sure your site is loading as fast as possible. Since caching is an apparatus for a temporary storage of web pages to diminish bandwidth and to improve page loading performance as well, it saves the server’s time to make web pages load faster. Caching plugins are easy to install and use. All you need to do is perform some research online to see which plugin is best for your site, then click a few buttons to have it installed right within WordPress. Once this is done, it’s usually just a matter of copying the account number of your CDN and letting the hosting provider and WordPress plugin do its work.

Use CDN (content delivery network)

We’ve already referenced content delivery networks or CDNs, a few times now. The way these solutions work is that they host a version of your site on their server, and then loads the content from another server that is closest to that individual’s location. More and more site owners and bloggers are using CDNs not only to improve page load speed but to provide users with a great experience to make them stay longer on the website. Also mentioned earlier, this can help with how well a site ranks in Google, while also moving your site above the competition. Moreover, if one of your server locations is overloaded due to huge traffic and visitors, then users can automatically be switched to a new server location to enjoy fast loading website experience.

Improve Your Hosting Plan

If you have a slow loading website or blog, it’s likely due to your hosting plan. If you are pushing a lot of traffic through your site and making money in the process, you should definitely upgrade from a shared server. Shared hosting is often fine for new site owners and bloggers, but as your site gains more attention, backlinks, and traffic, it will also likely be using more server resource. On a shared server, your site is also sharing the server resources with many other sites — sometimes hundreds, or even thousands! Upgrading your hosting plan to a VPS or dedicated hosting package can greatly improve the performance of your site as well. So, if you are still using a cheap web hosting plan with an average price below $5/mo and receiving massive traffic from search engines, then it would be the right time for you to upgrade your hosting plan with a better one to speed up your website loading speed.

Use Optimized Images

Big images take up a lot of space and resources when it comes to loading data from your site. This is especially true with very high-quality images. While these images are going to play a big role in the beauty and engagement on your site, there are still ways to optimize such large images so they load faster and put less stress on your server. There are many plugins are available that can drastically reduce the file size of an image without reducing the quality. Image optimization will not only help you boost website load time but will also save disk space for more files and media. If you really don’t want to overload your website with plugins, then you can also use online image reducer apps and software to optimize image before uploading to the media library of the site.

Minimize HTTP Redirects Requests

How and where content is being loaded on your site can also affect its overall performance. You may need to use redirect requests to redirect the web browser from one URL to another. There are a variety of reasons as to why you might want to do this, such as to specify a new URL location, to track visits and clicks on the site or to connect different elements of the website with each other. Since redirects might be necessary to enhance overall UX of the website, you should only be using the redirect requests that are most important because excessive redirect requests can have an ultimate impact on the loading speed of your website/blog.

Don’t Leave Your Audience Hanging

When browsing the internet, few things are more annoying than accessing a slow loading website. It’s hard enough to get someone to visit your site, let alone stay for a few seconds. Don’t give them a reason to leave right away because your site isn’t loading as fast as it should be.

Follow each of the simple and effective site speed optimization tips above to make sure your site loads as fast as possible, ranks higher than the competition and also doesn’t disappoint your audience when they hit your site.

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