Personal finance is a topic that almost everyone can relate to.
People should always think about exploring better ways to improve their financial position in life. After all, financial independence, early retirement, investing, living frugal and managing debt could all be achieved through disciplined financial practices.
I have always been so caught up in managing my finances I thought it would be best to start my own blog and share with others different ways to manage and grow their money.
This would’ve never been possible without being inspired by some of the best personal finance bloggers across the web.
The number of informative personal finance blogs you’ll find is nothing short of amazing. Hopefully, you’ll find what they have to share to be useful to help your financial situation.
Now on to what you’ve been waiting for.
This list is a mix of popular bloggers and some not as popular but still great to read. So without further ado, here’s my list of the best personal finance blogs, in no particular order.
Personal Finance Blogs I Love To Read for The Best Money Management Hacks
Making Sense of Cents
This is the first personal finance blog I ever read!
Michelle created Making Sense of Cents to help improve and manage her finances. This helped her pay off $38,000 in student loan debt in 7 months and share with her readers different ways she achieved that goal.
Michelle creates income reports showing her readers exactly how much money she makes blogging to show readers that making money with a blog is possible. She inspired me to start my own blog too.
Now, she even has her own online course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, where she teaches her students how to make thousands of dollars in affiliate income with their blogs.
Michelle is awesome!
Budgets are Sexy
After realizing he had to do something about his financial situation, J. Money tracked his expenses for 3 months using a budget he created. With his net worth constantly being tracked he decided to tackle the world of personal finance blogging with his blog Budgets are Sexy.
Millions of views later he launched another site called Rockstar Finance which showcases the best articles about personal finance. He formed the Rockstar Directory which houses a list of other personal finance blogs and Rockstar Forms where personal finance bloggers talk about money & entrepreneurship.
According to J.Money:
Budgets = Confidence = Sexy
Frugal Asian Finance
Ahh Ms. FAF!
She is an Asian personal finance blogger who always wanted to start a blog but hesitated for 12 years. With a small budget, a passion for frugality, and an interest in writing, she decided to start Frugal Asian Finance hoping it will turn into a successful online business one day.
On her blog, she shares her frugal living experiences and tips on our journey to financial freedom with Mr. FAF.
Ms. FAF also discusses topics dealing with Blogging, Investments, Relationships, and Food.
The Frugal Gene
Lily is the creator of The Frugal Gene where she blogs about the journey to financial freedom. She aims for the opportunity to work for a passion without the concern for money.
This cool money nerd was able to pay off $20,000 in student loan debt within 8 months of graduating. Together with her husband, she is able to save $100,000 to $150,000+ a year!
Oh, and she is an awesome full-time, Airbnb (super) hostess, sharing her stories of hosting tenants through Airbnb.
Nate and Liz started Frugalwoods as a living documentation of their journey from conventional, 9-to-5 white-collar professionals in ultra-urban Cambridge, MA to modern day digital homesteaders in rural Vermont.
Through their blog, they share their journey and daily life stories of intentional, joyful frugality.
To show you this couple is the essence of frugality they saved 71% of our income (after 401K contributions) in 2014.
Living on the homestead they don’t need much to live on and if they needed to cover expenses they can comfortably withdraw 4% from their investments.
One of their goals in with Frugalwoods is to build an online community of like-minded folks who value living life above spending money.
When the financial system crashed Sam thought it would be a good idea to start a personal finance site to help himself and others make sense of the chaos.
Even though he spent 10 years working in the finance industry, got his MBA from Cal, invested and saved aggressively, his net worth and financials still took a nasty hit.
Using Financial Samurai he delves deeper into topics such as investing, real estate, retirement planning, and career strategies so people can achieve financial independence sooner. Each of his posts is written based on first-hand experience to provide the most helpful insights possible.
His blog has grown so much it gets 30,000 – 40,000 pageviews a day on average!
I’m so jealous!
Sam is also a huge advocate of using free financial tools like Personal Capital to help people grow their net worth, track their cash flow, x-ray their portfolios for excessive fees and plan for retirement.
Mustard Seed Money
Rob blogs over at Mustard Seed Money while working as a full-time accountant with the federal government.
After reading many financial blogs with an urge to share his own knowledge he started mustard seed money in 2016.
His approach to finance has put him on the path towards financial freedom with a targeted retirement age of 40. He was able this without earning a six-figure paycheck.
On another note, Rob was actually the first person to leave a comment on my first blog post. I would never forget that.
Wise Bread is a blog which focuses on Living large on a small budget. They believe you can have fun saving money!
The blog has a collection of writers who are financial consultants, homemakers, journalists, career counselors, professors, and even professional hobos!
They aim to give you the best tips based on their personal experiences, in combination with savvy advice from other top financial gurus around the Web.
Get Rich Slowly
Get Rich Slowly was founded by J.D. Roth in 2006 but is now owned by QuinStreet, a media marketing company. The blog is made up of a team of journalists, personal finance experts and real people writing about their quest for financial security.
The blog focuses on helping people get the most out of the financial products and services they use every day such as bank accounts, investment accounts, mortgages, and more.
You can also find several educational resources on budgeting, saving for college, and living well on less.
Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache retired from real work early in order to start a family. He achieved this by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of his peers and investing the surplus in conservative Vanguard index funds and rental houses.
His blog, Mr. Money Mustache, was born six years into his early retirement. He started his blog to share some of the secrets of how you can create a life that is better than your current one, that just happens to cost 50-75% less.
I actually recently discovered this blog and I was so mad that I was missing out on all those great posts.
Millenial Money Man
Bobby was able to pay off $40,000 in student loan debt in less than two years on a teacher’s salary. He created Millenial Money Man writing blog posts about his story as something to do at night after work.
His blog posts were well received to the extent random people started reaching out and thanked him for inspiring them.
From then he realized he was on to something so he quit his job to run Millenial Money Man full-time, aiming to help other Millennials like himself.
Retire By 40
Joe started Retire By 40 to keep tab of his early retirement journey. This blog was a place to share his aspiration for Financial Independence. It helped him to planned an exit strategy from the corporate world and his readers kept him accountable.
Before he started blogging he was a computer engineer at Intel but he felt the job wasn’t the right fit for him anymore. After leaving his corporate career behind, Joe and his wife still live modestly and continue to save over $50,000 every year. Their monthly expenses are mostly covered by passive and online income.
From reading his posts you can see that he loves being self-employed and would never trade it for a bigger paycheck.
One statement I love from Joe is “Don’t wait until retirement to enjoy life!”
Alexis currently travels the world as a full-time blogger. She started FITnancials back in 2013 to document and share her tips on saving money, traveling the world, and staying fit & healthy.
She wants people to know that living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. Hence, she uses FITnancials to encourage people to eat right and travel on a budget.
Oh, and Alexis is the sister of Michelle another popular personal finance blogger.
The Practical Saver
Allan had some financial missteps in the past, which cost him over $25,000 in loans and credit card debt. This wake-up call encouraged him to become proactive in finding ways to cut down his debt.
In under 2 years, he paid off his debts by creating and religiously following a budget, using coupons, cutting unnecessary expenses and using cash paying apps.
The reason Allan started The Practical Saver was to not only share my perspective on money but also of life, and happiness.
Wallet Squirrel is a fun personal finance blog by best friends, Andrew and Adam, focused on finding creative ways to make extra money on the side while saving and investing!
Usually one of the biggest excuses WHY people haven’t started saving is “I don’t have any extra money to start saving“. Wallet Squirrel aims to DESTROY that mindset!
Every month they prove that it’s possible to make extra money to start saving. They’re actually trying to build a $10,000,000 portfolio only using the extra money they make on the side.
Growing Dollars from Cents
I couldn’t help but include my own blog…hahaha. If I didn’t like reading my own content why should I even be blogging in the first place?
This list of the top personal finance blogs can provide you with the best money management hacks as well as a wealth of information relating to mastering your money.
These blogs create content which relates to the formula below.
Master managing your finances -> Achieve financial independence -> Retire early!
For even more awesome finance blogs, check out Modest Money.
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