On this episode of 2 Frugal Dudes, we’re live from FinCon! We’ll give you a rundown about what we’ve learned, how the conference is overall, and interesting frugal tips and tricks.
FinCon is a conference where money and media meet. Overall, the atmosphere is very relaxed and inviting. We even ran into Jillian Johnsrud of Montana Money Adventure, who was so graciously giving out snacks. See what we mean by inviting?
Day One Workshops
Day one doesn’t have a lot of sessions due to the presence of the Keynote speaker. Kevin did, however, go through a “How to YouTube” workshop, led by Budget Girl and Dollar Dude. They taught participants how to gain and grow a YouTube presence, with tips about finding royalty free music and approaching sponsors.
A key takeaway from How to YouTube is to start before you’re ready. You may look back and think your early work sucks, but who doesn’t? Get started and improve as you go.
Scott Rieckens (listen to his visit on 2 Frugal Dudes here) is the producer of Playing with Fire. He showcased the trailer at the Keynote and it looks really exciting! Check out the trailer and their Kickstarter campaign in the reference links below!
Jean Chatzky, the TODAY Show financial editor, shared incredible statistics. For example, women will inherit 2/3s of the world’s wealth by 2030 and 30% don’t think debt is a problem.
Rachel Cruze also spoke about training the next generation about financial responsibility and learning from the mistakes of our predecessors.
The key takeaway: talking about finances makes an impact! You never know who you’ll reach and who’s life you’ll improve. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to have open conversations with your children as well.