Calling All Bloggers: Here’s How to Score a Free Trip to FinCon in San Diego


Want a free trip to San Diego this September?

Better yet, want to learn a ton about earning, saving and growing your money while you’re there?

If you’ve got a way with words, you might be in luck: You could win a free ticket to FinCon — “the world’s largest financial content expo,” plus up to $1,500 in travel reimbursement. And all you have to do is write a blog post.

Oh, yeah: Did I mention we’ll be there, too?

Win a Free Trip to FinCon 2016

This opportunity is about a whole lot more than a free vacation.

FinCon’s a great place to meet other frugal, side-hustling folks like you… and to learn even more about how to get total control of your money.

And since it’s crazy easy to enter, you have no excuse not to at least try.

How to Enter

Just write a short blog post — about 500 words — about this title/topic: “What Financial Health Means to Me.”

(Psst: Don’t have a blog yet? No problem. You can set one up quickly and easily for free at WordPress, and maybe even take it to the next level with our handy-dandy guide.)

“It could take the form of a personal story, an anecdotal story, or a community story,” the contest prompt reads.

Publish your post on June 29th — not before or after.

“This *exact date* is important,” CFSI advises.

Then, submit the link to CFSI on that same day — you’ll find the submission form here when it’s time to enter.

Meanwhile, the same site lists the full rules and also lots of information to get you started, like the fact 57% of Americans are struggling financially and 14% don’t know their credit score — or that they even have one.

Yikes. You’ve got your work cut out for you!

Ten winners will receive free FinCon tickets and generous travel reimbursement checks, as well as a ticket to the exclusive FinX workshop in San Diego the Wednesday before FinCon begins.

Nine of these winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, who will judge blog posts on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the message of financial health (financial health occurs when your day-to-day financial activities help you build resilience and pursue opportunity)
  • Quality of writing
  • Potential impact of story
  • Overall blog quality

The 10th winner will be the writer of the post that achieves the highest social engagement. So be sure to share your post on all your social networks with the hashtag #FinHealthMatters.

Then pack your bags, and don’t forget a swimsuit. We’ll be in the booth with all the purple swag — come say hi!

Your Turn: Will you enter this contest to win a free trip to FinCon?

Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at Word Riot, DMQ Review, Hinchas de Poesia and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.

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