Looking forward to this weekend’s WealthCamp

On Saturday (May 31), I will be attending the first ever WealthCamp  in San Francisco.  WealthCamp is different than most conferences—it takes a collaborative approach by creating dialogs between a community of attendees, speakers, and sponsors.

WealthCamp was founded by Erica Douglass as an opportunity to change how people think about money.  I am looking forward to hearing presentations by Ramit Sethi and Judy Lawrence.  I also have the privilege of leading one of the afternoon breakout sessions loosely titled as Popular Misconceptions About Personal Finance.  I plan to talk through some the most common problems that cause people to seek advice from MMI’s online Advice Team .  In other words, I’m going to tell people what not to do!  I will be watching comments, so please feel free to suggest issues you think I should cover at the Camp.

There is still time to sign up for WealthCamp.  Hope to see you there!

Kim McGrigg is the former Manager of Community and Media Relations for MMI.

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