Whats your thoughts on a us organizing and launching an Australian Personal Finance Bloggers FinCon?
I think it’s a terrible idea, unless you hire me on your “Board” and pay for my travel. Biz class, of course!
Thanks for your generous offer @RetirementManifesto boarder security is quiet tight here in Australia, and Barnaby Joyce may have some concerns (refer Jonny Depp run in with Australian customs). Then again I hear Trump is also making it much harder to travel to the US. BTW how’s your Russian?
That seems like a good idea! Are there many FinCon’s in Australia that could start off fostering the bloggers one until it’s big enough to go on itself? Or would it be easier just to start from scratch?
I think we would be the front runners for this @HernandezPrime. There are regular fincon’s in Aus but not for personal finance bloggers.
By the reaction of the Aussie here @RetirementManifesto I’m getting the feeling that a Aussie Fincon might be a bit premature!
Oh well back to drinking
Living the Dream!
Premature Reaction? Sounds like you Aussie’s have a medical problem…
Have you seen this?
As long as its not full of people trying to sell things i think it could work. Also, people still in the savings phase will hesitate spending any money traveling around. I know my travel budget is very low.
Totally agree. The FinCon should be about adding value, not taking cash!
Or a better way to put it not Fin-Con!:
I was remarking to Adventures with Poopsie the other day that FinCon might be a bit too ambitious for our relatively small numbers in Australia at the moment. What I think could work is something like the FIRE Escapes that Huw from Financially Free by Forty runs in the UK. They sound like a lot of fun, and much less organisation to start with. He also moves them around the country (easier in England!) so people who may not be able to travel get the chance to attend. The link is to his posts tagged “FIRE Escape”.