I went to the first financial blogger conference this weekend. I met a lot of people and learned a ton. What does this mean for you? A better website is likely to be coming down the pipeline. Here are a few other ideas I had while I work to put them together:
- Twitter Changes Everything 1 - I think that Twitter changed the conference in an unexpected way. There was a level of accountability for the panels. One of the panels tried to justify payday loans and another person said that they want people who don't pay off their credit cards. I understand that's how these people make money, but the reaction on Twitter was awesome. I realized that I wasn't alone in being surprised by this.
- Twitter Changes Everything 2 - My wife was following the conference from a couple of thousand miles away and knew more than I did about many of the things that were going on. She was effectively everywhere at the conference.
- Best Lazy Learning Idea - I think you should buy the books from Mike Piper of Oblivious Investor. He's got a series that focuses on covering a topic in 100 pages or fewer. When I tweeted that I'd like to read his book, he came and found me. Don't know how he did it, but I'm giving some time to read Can I Retire? over the next few days - though I probably go get through the book in a couple of hours if I focused on it.
- Brip Blap discusses rapid early acquisition of tech adaptability.
- Digerati Life explores non-traditional ways to retire: retirement scenarios to consider.
- Frugal Dad asks who’s making your lunch?
- Generation X Finance asks can you afford to have kids in this economy?
- Million Dollar Journey posts what is a pension adjustment (PA)?
- My Dollar Plan explores can stores set minimum credit card purchase amounts?
- The Sun’s Financial Diary presents easy ways to trim household costs (part 1).
- Money Smart Life continues his interview series – Bible Money Matters.
Top PF Posts:
- Free Money Finance looks at five ways your job costs you money.
- The Smarter Wallet shares how to make tasty homemade chips & fries: give them some zip!
- My Journey to Millions explains why I am not a big proponent of revocable living trusts.
- Darwin’s Finance wonders should Americans with no kids be able "opt-out" of school taxes?
- Len Penzo dot Com blogs my 12-year-old daughter shares her secrets for saving [making] money.
- Finance For Youth says focus on the issue at hand, not the big picture.
- Don't Mess With Taxes on how to avoid federal budget catastrophe.
- Bill Eater offers 6 ways to get the most for your money when buying [kids] toys.
- The Simple Dollar shares saving pennies or dollars? Making your own clothes.
- Money Ning gives 11 tips for packing a healthy, frugal lunch that your kids will actually eat.
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