FinCon13 Game Show recorded LIVE from St. Louis

FinCon13 Game Show

Think you know more than financial bloggers?

Try your hand at the Financial Blogger Conference Game Show questions.

This was a game show recorded live at FinCon13 in St. Louis on October 19, 2013. Four financial bloggers competed for prizes by answering a variety of money-based trivia, filling in the blanks, and competing head-to-head in a Truth or Dare cage match!

Financial Blogger Game Show LIVE at FinCon13


The Financial Blogger Conference Game Show Winner!


Paula Pant at FinCon13WINNER: Paula Pant from Afford Anything

It was Paula Pant's birthday but that didn't earn her any extra points. She fought hard to get my attention first and beat the 2nd place contestant by only 45 points.

More amazing is she was able to win even though she couldn't answer the simple question “What's The Fox Say?” Really Paula? 🙂

Paula won a 30-minute Coaching Session with Philip Taylor, the organizer of the Financial Blogger Conference – a $200 value!

FinCon13 Game Show's 2nd Place Winner

Lauren Bowling at FinCon132nd PLACE: Lauren Bowling, formerly known as @LBeeMoneyTree from

Lauren almost made it but failed to steal the big prize from Paula.

I was tempted to deduct from her points for the question to “If your blog was True North then whose blog would be True South?” She incorrectly answered it as being MoneyPlanSOS – haha Lauren!

Lauren won her own copy of YouNeedABudget – a $60 value!



FinCon13 Game Show's 3rd Place Winner

Kim Parr at FinCon133rd PLACE: Kim Parr from

Kim is an Optometrist in real life but blogs about her journey to achieve 20/20 financial vision.

I don't “see” why Kim didn't perform better. Maybe it's because she was too eager to get to the answer. I would bet that she's the type who would bet $1.00 on the Price Is Right too.

Kim won a 1-month Business Plan with Rafflecopter: The best way to host online giveaways – a $59.99 value!

She also picked the winner of the YNAB Giveaway for us by using Rafflecopter entries.

FinCon13 Game Show 3rd Runner-Up

Lena Gott at FinCon133rd RUNNER-UP to 1st place: It is a true mystery as to why Lena Gott didn't win because she is super-smart. Lena is a CPA and Stay-At-Home-Mom (aren't those synonyms?)

She runs TWO blogs: and

So what happened? Nobody knows. Maybe she was just really tired because she has 3 kids.

Lena won drink tickets on Southwest Airlines. I can't tell you how much the alcoholic beverage tickets are valued at – they become more valuable depending on how many kids she flies with.

FinCon13 Game Show and Trivia Questions

Listen to the audio and follow along with these Financial Blogger Conference Game Show questions:

  • The stock ticker for Anheuser-Busch, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, is ?
Opening multiple credit card accounts each year solely to benefit from the special limited-time offers and bonus miles is known as ?
What's the scientific name given to the study of money and its history?
According to the Federal Reserve, debit card usage surpassed credit cards in what year?
What is the current state income tax rate for Texas?
  • Name the Certified Financial Planner who is also known as the “Soldier of Finance?

Who said “I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today”
  • Student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark. This means the average student graduates with HOW MUCH debt?
  • The collective effort of raising capital by receiving small investments from a large cross-section of people is called ?
  • What is the Twitter hashtag used by Dorothea Conner for her TweetChats?
According to FICO, what is the highest credit score number you can get?
What was the name of Average Joe Money's very first podcast?
  • What is the name of Average Joe Money's second podcast?
The Treasury Building served as the temporary White House for which President (Hint: in 1865)
  • Finish this quote from Warren Buffett: “Be _________”
Within $10,000, how much did one share of Berkshire- Hathaway close at the end of trading on 10/18/13?
As of this year, there are seven tax brackets for ordinary income. The lowest tax bracket is?
What is the Highest tax bracket?
What is the name for a high-risk bond that offers a high yield.
Name three mobile card readers you can use to collect credit and debit card payments on your phone?
  • Who coined the phrase: “FinCon: Where The True Blogging Nerds Unite”


Thank you to Kraig Mathias, Scott Maderer, Kristie Howard, and Average Joe Money for assisting in making this show happen!

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  • Peter

    Reply Reply October 23, 2013

    You did a great job with the game show Steve, I’m sure it’s bound to become an annual FINCON tradition!

    • Steve Stewart

      Reply Reply October 23, 2013

      Thanks Bro! You want to take turns and host it next year?

  • Lena @ WhatMommyDoes

    Reply Reply October 23, 2013

    Thanks for the kind words, Steve! I realize now that I’d be horrible at Jeopardy! I knew several answers but never buzzed in fast enough. Lol. Plus u asked most tax questions after I stepped down. ;). I’m proud to say I DO know what the fox say. Hahaha

    • Steve Stewart

      Reply Reply October 23, 2013

      Lena, I’m sorry the cards were stacked against you. But you have to admit, the “What The Fox Say?” Truth or Dare with Paula was priceless!

      Thanks for being such a good sport and wonderful person!

  • I might have slightly influenced LBee with the True South question… it was a great time to watch live! I hope everyone listens. Should be a good laugh and some education too!

  • Lauren

    Reply Reply October 24, 2013

    This was so fun! Thanks for letting me participate!

    • Steve Stewart

      Reply Reply October 24, 2013

      Thanks for being the first to sit in the “hot seat”! Unfortunately you will have to let somebody else play next year. Maybe you can get in on the pull-up competition instead?

  • Kim@Eyesonthedollar

    Reply Reply October 24, 2013

    Thanks for letting me be a part of the fist ever game show. It was an honor to be on stage with such awesome ladies!

    • Steve Stewart

      Reply Reply October 25, 2013

      I agree, it was an honor to be on stage with you beautiful ladies!

  • Philip

    Reply Reply October 24, 2013

    This was great, Steve. Thanks for bringing this fun to FinCon. I know it was a lot of hard work and I’m grateful for the effort. The audio turned out really well it seems. Can’t wait to chat with Paula. Thanks again for doing this and all you do for the community.

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