I’m excited to announce this initial list of blogger’s who have committed to speak at the first annual Financial Blogger Conference in Chicago on October 1-2, 2011.
Adam Baker – “Baker” is the creator of Man vs Debt, a popular site dedicated to helping you sell your crap, pay off your debt, and do what you love. That’s not an empty tagline. Baker is living that life. On his blog, Man vs Debt, he’s chronicled his minimalist, travel-anywhere-you-want, financially free lifestyle. His travels have taken he and his family through Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. This year the Baker family is on an RV journey across North America. His last stop will essentially be the Financial Blogger Conference. Baker is the author of Unautomate Your Finances, Sell Your Crap, and the soon to be released You Vs. Debt.
Pat Flynn – Pat is the mastermind behind the Smart Passive Income blog, podcast, and video tutorials. It was just a few years ago that Pat got laid off from his job as an Architect. He took the opportunity to create an online business designed around the lifestyle that he wanted for his young family. Since that time he’s built several online income streams and garnered a huge following due to his willingness to teach others his valuable strategies for running successful online businesses.
Luke Landes “Flexo” – After coming to the realization his own finances were on a dangerous path, Luke Landes embarked on a journey to improve his own life. With this goal, in 2003 he created Consumerism Commentary, a blog using the name Flexo to protect his identity, where he could share the intimate details of his bank accounts, engaging readers on a journey from debt to financial success. Today, Consumerism Commentary boasts an active community of hundreds of thousands of readers every month, the top-rated weekly financial podcast, and the Carnival of Personal Finance, a weekly traveling showcase identifying the best personal finance articles. Through the Carnival of Personal Finance and other efforts supporting personal finance bloggers, Luke encouraged the community to grow. From less than ten “personal finance blogs” in 2003, there are now thousands of web sites in this niche. In addition to Consumerism Commentary, he has written about money as Flexo or Luke Landes for US News, Currency from American Express, Yahoo Finance, TurboTax, and PC World Magazine.
J.D. Roth – J.D. Roth is an accidental personal-finance expert, a regular guy who found himself deep in debt. After deciding to turn his life around, he read everything he could about money and finance. In 2006, he started the award-winning website Get Rich Slowly, which Money Magazine named the Web’s most inspiring personal-finance blog. Over the past four years, Get Rich Slowly has grown into an active community where 500,000 readers each month share ideas on how to improve their financial lives. J.D. lives with his wife and four cats in a hundred-year-old house in Portland, Oregon. He’s the author of Your Money: The Missing Manual.
Julia Scott – Former reporter/blogger/columnist for the LA Daily News, Julia Scott launched the savvy-spending blog BargainBabe.com back in 2009. Bargain Babe is a money-saving blog that offers daily strategies, coupons, and inspiration to save on everyday expenses. Julia has used her prior “big media” experience and passion for helping other save to quickly grow her blog. Julia is a featured contributor at AOL’s WalletPop and has been seen on Good Morning America, NBC, ABC News, Better Homes & Gardens, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Chicago Tribune, AM NY, the Jewish Journal, Detroit News, the LA Times, and on Martha Stewart Living radio.
Have you registered? Remember that super early bird registration will end when the first 100 have sold, or on April 15th, whichever comes first. Visit the registration page.