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Heading to The Financial Bloggers Conference & A Writing Wrap Up

  September 17

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Today I’m on my way bright and early to Charlotte, NC to the Financial Bloggers Conference. The schedule is super jam packed, even more so than last year, and I’m excited to be there as a speaker this time around talking about – what else – freelance writing online.

The Financial Bloggers conference, better known as FinCon, is like a huge reunion. I’m looking forward to seeing all the people I work with every day in the flesh. There are a handful of bloggers who I am in contact with daily, and it’s always fun to catch up with my fellow self-employed hustlers in person.


This is one of the most hectic weeks we’ve had in a long time. The hubs just submitted 176 residency applications to programs all over the country. It’s super exciting and a little scary. It’s been a grueling 5 years for him, and he’s worked so hard. It all really comes down to this so over the next few days and weeks we’re hoping he gets some interview offers so he can secure a job next year (and all the years after that!)

In addition to the hubs’ applications and preparing for FinCon, I’ve been shouldering a lot of the parenting responsibilities as hubs is on an intense rotation this month where he has to be at the hospital at 5:30 in the morning and isn’t getting home until 6:30 or so. My in laws are here again as reinforcements to help with the madness while I am away at the conference.

I know the next few months will continue to be hectic as the hubs and I battle sometimes conflicting schedules, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, what’s life for if you’re not pursuing what you love?

With all that said, here are a few posts from around the web:


4 Ways Pinterest Can Be Good For Your Budget Frugal Rules

Top Tips for Implementing a Prenuptial Agreement Investopedia

Consolidation vs. Refinancing Student Loans: Which Is Right for You? Student Loan Hero

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Why You Should Show Up Everyday For Your Finances Budget Bloggess

Cutting the Cord: The Time Has Come Money Bulldog

The Moment Where You Have To Decide Between Quitting Or Committing The Shop My Closet Project

Why Are You Being Frugal When You Don’t Have To Be? Canadian Budget Binder

Am I a Work-at-Home Wife or a Stay-at-Home Wife? Evolving PF

6 Ways Money May Be Ruining Your Marriage Girls Just Wanna Have Funds

Happy Friday – First Harvest! Planting Our Pennies

It’s Your Own Fault You Own Expensive Stuff” Budgets Are Sexy


Kara @ The Daily Whisk

Tonya @ Budget and the Beach

Robin @ The Thrifty Peach

Shannyn @ Frugal Beautiful

Harry @ Your PF Pro


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Have a great weekend, everyone!

7 responses to “Heading to The Financial Bloggers Conference & A Writing Wrap Up

  1. Have fun at the conference with all those amazing bloggers. It’s nice to hear that you have a support system to help out as I know while I’m working long hours it is tough on my wife with our little one. Enjoy the break, smile and have fun.

  2. WOW that’s a lot of residency applications! Congratulations to your husband on finishing that step!

    Thanks a bunch for linking to my post this week. I enjoyed meeting you at FinCon last year and I’m sorry I won’t be able to see you this year! Have a great time!

  3. Catherine! It’s FinCon! It’s my first time to attend and I am so excited to meet most of you guys! By the way, good luck to the hubs.

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