Christian Personal Finance

http://christianpf.com/
Description

Christian PF is a personal finance blog dedicated to helping Christians learn to live debt free. Christian PF shares real-world advice, tips, tools, and encouraging scriptures to help readers achieve their financial goals.

Year Started

2007

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Debt Reduction Strategies, Debt-Free Living, Financial Freedom, Budgeting, Money-Making Opportunities

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • A Christian take on personal finance
  • Wide variety of finance topics covered
  • Offers courses and a popular newsletter

Our Favorite Posts

  • My Checklist to Financial Freedom – A helpful printable checklist of steps to take toward achieving financial freedom
  • 250 Bible Verses About Money – Helpful and encouraging verses about finances divided into topics including budgeting, business, investing, and savings

Get Out of Debt Guy

http://getoutofdebt.org/
Description

Steve Rhode, the Get Out of Debt Guy, strives to help people overcome bad debt with good advice. His blog also has advice on avoiding scams, and insider advice from the debt relief industry.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Debt, Debt Relief, Consumer Complaints, Avoiding Scams

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Steve Rhode is a debt expert and regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Washington Times
  • Responds to questions from blog readers
  • Discusses current events and trends in the debt relief industry

Our Favorite Posts

MoneyNing

http://moneyning.com/
Description

MoneyNing is a personal finance blog sharing insight on saving, frugal living, and investing. The blog also shares coupons and promo codes to help readers save money.

Year Started

2007

Topics Covered

Saving, Investing, Frugal Living, Coupons

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Author David Ning offers common sense advice on saving money
  • Coupons and promo codes are available for many popular companies and services
  • Has a Beyond Money section of life advice

Our Favorite Posts

  • Investing 101 – A collection of articles about investing basics, including index funds and low-cost stock broker reviews
  • Frugal Living – – A complete guide to living frugally and saving money
  • Coupons – David’s up-to-date coupon collection for popular companies including Verizon, Expedia, and the Home Depot

My Wife Quit Her Job

http://mywifequitherjob.com/
Description

My Wife Quit Her Job shares the story of the Chous, a family that found themselves in better financial shape after Jennifer Chou quit her job and started a successful online store. Learn their tips for entrepreneurship and starting a small business to follow in their footsteps.

Year Started

2010

Topics Covered

Entrepreneurship, Start a Business, Online Shops, Small Business Ownership

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • A practical guide to starting your own niche online business
  • Advice on how to be an entrepreneur and run a business

Our Favorite Posts

  • Online Store Tutorials – Free step-by-step guides to starting your own successful online business
  • Podcast – Subscribe and listen to My Wife Quit Her Job’s regular podcast featuring interviews with other small business entrepreneurs

PT Money

http://ptmoney.com/

Description

Learn to make extra money, save more money, and spend wisely at PT Money. Author Philip “PT” Taylor blogs and offers financial resources for banking, credit cards, discount brokers, and more.

Year Started

2007

Topics Covered

Frugal Living, Saving, Personal Finance, Saving, Entrepreneurship, Earning More Money

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Covers a wide range of topics, including insurance, mortgages, and rate comparisons
  • Interviews with other financial experts
  • A multitude of saving and frugal living tips

Our Favorite Posts

  • 104 Ways to Save Money – A comprehensive guide to ways little and big to put aside more money every day, week, and month
  • 52 Ways to Make Extra Money – A joint effort between PT Money and readers, these tips can help readers find ways to earn extra cash on the side
  • Best Credit Cards – An up-to-date list of the best credit cards as categorized by rewards and types, whether for a student, small business, or family

Bargaineering

http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/
Description

Bargaineering is a personal finance blog that puts personal finance into a language everybody can understand. Also includes up-to-date rate comparisons for banks and credit cards.

Year Started

2005

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Frugal Living, Saving, Rates Comparisons

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Breaks down complicated personal finance topics so everyone can understand them
  • Reviews popular personal finance tools and services
  • Lists the best rates for credit cards, CDs, and more

Our Favorite Posts

Consumerism Commentary

http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/
Description

Consumerism Commentary is a one-stop blog for financial news and advice. Its mission to help readers become financially literate, capable, and responsible.

Year Started

2003

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Budgeting, Debt Reduction, Taxes, Credit Cards, Real Estate

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Named by Businessweek as one of the best blogs for “the young and broke”
  • A knowledgeable team of writers covers a wide variety of topics and updates regularly
  • Has a lengthy archive of past articles

Our Favorite Posts

Get Rich Slowly

http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/
Description

Get Rich Slowly offers realistic, practical advice to help readers accumulate wealth. The blog helps readers eliminate debt, save, and make smart investments to reach their financial goals.

Year Started

2006

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Investing, Debt Reduction, Money Skills, Rates Comparisons, Consumer Guides

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Active and dedicated readership that frequently comments on and contributes to articles
  • Simple, straightforward financial advice
  • Tips on topics outside of money, including developing confidence and how to stop procrastinating

Our Favorite Posts

Good Financial Cents

http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/
Description

Helping make “cents” of your financial life, Good Financial Cents help readers achieve financial freedom the right way. Author Jeff Rose is a certified financial planner who writes in an engaging, down-to-earth, and entertaining manner.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Financial Planning, Investing, Retirement Planning, Personal Finance

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Author Jeff Rose makes his posts entertaining but with straightforward, easy to understand advice
  • Lots of investment advice, including reviews on popular low-cost brokers

Our Favorite Posts

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/
Description

New York Times best-selling authors teaches readers how to life a rich life – financially and otherwise. Readers are encouraged to pursue their passions and get their dream jobs, all while earnings more and saving more.

Year Started

2004

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Saving, Making More Money, Jobs, Starting Your Own Business, Credit Cards

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Blog has an active community of over 500,000 monthly readers
  • Free tools including books and videos
  • Has a section on how to negotiate

Our Favorite Posts

Len Penzo

http://www.lenpenzo.com/
Description

Blogger Len Penzo explains current events and financial advice with a tongue-in-cheek, irreverent approach. Penzo’s off-beat approach helps deliver honest, practical advice.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Current Events, Saving, Frugal Living, Family Finance, Retirement Planning

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Funny, entertaining, off-beat, but advice is always on-point
  • Extensive blogroll of other personal finance blogs
  • Covers family financial circumstances from braces to weddings to private school

Our Favorite Posts

Money Crashers

http://www.moneycrashers.com/
Description

A diverse team of authors write Money Crashers, a blog dedicated to creating a community of readers who make financially sound decisions. Money Crashers emphasizes common sense and self-control to help readers become financially sound.

Year Started

2006

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Investing, Education, Real Estate, Insurance, Small Business, Current Events, Politics

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • An extensive archive of posts and articles covering a wide variety of personal finance topics
  • Lots of “10 best” lists for everything from budget wedding ideas to hotel reward cards

Our Favorite Posts

  • Money Management – Articles on everything from making more money working at home to reviews of popular credit cards
  • Economy and Policy – Commentary on current events that could affect you and your business, such as changes to health care and minimum wage legislation

Money Talks News

http://www.moneytalksnews.com/
Description

“News that makes you wealthier and wiser” – founder Stacy Johnson discusses personal finance matters at Money Talks News. A CPA for 30 years, Johnson draws on his wealth of knowledge to help readers accomplish their financial goals.

Year Started

1992

Topics Covered

Saving, Frugal Living, Investing, Debt Reduction, Real Estate, Retirement

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • “Ask Stacy” column features answers to reader questions
  • Highlights coupons and deals to help readers save money
  • A helpful mix of tried-and-true personal finance advice with updates and commentary on current events

Our Favorite Posts

Money Under 30

http://www.moneyunder30.com/
Description

Targeted toward 20- and 30-somethings, Money Under 30 offers advice on how “not to screw up” your finances early on. The blog emphasizes planning for the future and saving on common expenses for this age group such as travel and student loans.

Year Started

2006

Topics Covered

Saving, Frugal Living, Investing, Retirement Planning, Debt, Debt Reduction

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • A team of regular contributors write regular posts, many based on past experience
  • Offers articles for both the broke post-grad just starting out and the 30-year old businessperson starting a family
  • Readers can sign up for a free 7-day email MoneySchool bootcamp

Our Favorite Posts

Moolanomy

http://www.moolanomy.com/
Description

Moolanomy seeks to help readers live better by earning more and spending less. Moolanomy follows four pillars of personal finance: income management, expense management, asset management, and debt management.

Year Started

2007

Topics Covered

Saving, Debt Management, Personal Finance, Earn More, Current Events

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Fosters and maintains an active community forum where readers can post questions and receive answers
  • Moolanomy’s team of writers covers timely financial topics and has an extensive archive of past posts
  • Has over 17,000 coupons and promo codes to help readers save money

Our Favorite Posts

  • Smart Spending – Learn to reduce spending, make good buying decisions, and use money wisely
  • Job and Career – Generate income through a new job or side gig, and learns the basics of entrepreneurship

Mr. Money Mustache

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/
Description

A slick, fun personal finance blog, Mr. Money Mustache seeks to help readers achieve “financial freedom through badassity.” The blog’s mustachioed author adheres to the saying that “a millionaire is made ten bucks at a time” and shares easy ways to save and invest.

Year Started

2011

Topics Covered

Saving, Budgeting, Retirement Planning, Frugal Living

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Serious financial advice is given in a casual, entertaining, and engaging way
  • MMM Forum has numerous threads covering a many reader-posed topics

Our Favorite Posts

Punch Debt in the Face

http://www.punchdebtintheface.com/
Description

Punch Debt in the Face lives up to its billing as “a personal finance blog that isn’t boring.” Through irreverent humor and solid financial advice (plus stick figures), Punch Debt in the Face helps readers develop healthy debt strategies, drawing on the author’s own experiences paying off his student loans.

Year Started

2011

Topics Covered

Debt, Debt Reduction, Frugal Living, Saving, Investing

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Advice on common debts such as student loans, car, and mortgages
  • Offers an honest look at the author and his family’s finances and financial choices

Our Favorite Posts

  • Our 2014 Budget – See how the self-proclaimed Ninjas of Punch Debt in the Face budget for the calendar year
  • Rap Song – Because debt reduction doesn’t have enough street cred, Punch Debt created a personal finance rap

Wisebread

http://www.wisebread.com/
Description

Wisebread is a personal finance blogging portal with a mission to help people “live large on a small budget”. Their writers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and create digestible articles on a daily basis.

Year Started

2006

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Career Advice, Life Hacks

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • A uniquely positive take on personal finance
  • Wide breadth of contributors
  • Curated selection of other personal finance blogs

Our Favorite Posts

  • Money Tips Network – Searchable, up-to-date collection of blog feeds from other well respected personal finance sites including The Simple Dollar and Get Rich Slowly
  • Personal Finance – All of the personal finance related content on the blog organized by subsection

The Health Care Blog

http://thehealthcareblog.com/
Description

The name is self-explanatory – The Health Care Blog follows all things health care, including the economics of health care in the United States. Readers can learn how current events in the industry will affect their pocketbooks.

Year Started

2005

Topics Covered

Health Care, Personal Finance, Saving

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • High quality sources and knowledgable authors
  • Can help readers understand and keep track of what is for many families a frequently large cost

Our Favorite Posts

  • Economics – All posts on The Health Care Blog related to the economy and finance
  • How Much is Health Care Worth? – An interesting look at the true costs and relative value of health care in the United States

Budgets Are Sexy

http://budgetsaresexy.com/
Description

Billed as “a personal finance blog that won’t put you to sleep,” Budgets Are Sexy seeks to make readers believe that budgets are worth drooling over. Author J. Money dispenses sound financial advice, and also highlights interesting career stories for ideas on how to make an extra buck.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Career Advice, Life Hacks, Investing, Retirement Planning

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Side Hustle Series showcases interesting and often off-beat part-time work opportunities
  • Answers lots of common questions about retirement saving and family planning
  • Has budget templates to help readers create their own budgets

Our Favorite Posts

J.D. Power & Associates Banking Blog

http://www.jdpowercontent.com/bankingblog/
Description

J.D. Power & Associates is a leader in market research, determining customer satisfaction for companies in various industries. Their banking blog includes info on the best banks, financial planners, and other services.

Topics Covered

Banking, Investing, Consumer Reports, Reviews, Current Events

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Features up-to-date numbers and forecasts for industry trends
  • Details consumer satisfaction with companies including banks and brokers
  • Expert sources and commentary

Our Favorite Posts

  • Small Business – Tips on small business ownership and customer satisfaction reports for small business banks
  • Investor – Catered to the investing professional, but features tips for finding the best financial professional

DailyWorth

http://dailyworth.com/
Description

DailyWorth aims to help women navigate finances, their careers, and entrepreneurship. The blog seeks to close the income gap by helping women invest and build wealth.

Year Started

2009

Topics Covered
Saving, Budgeting, Women’s Issues, Career Advice, Entrepreneurship

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • High-quality sources and a large archive of great back content
  • Though women-oriented, men will find sound, helpful advice on a wide variety of topics

Our Favorite Posts

LearnVest

http://www.learnvest.com/category/life-and-money/
Description

LearnVest is a financial service dedicated to helping people make progress on their money. Their blog is free and requires no sign-up, and features articles on saving.

Year Started

2009

Topics Covered

Saving, Budgeting, Frugal Living, Retirement Planning

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Helpful lists for ways to save money, books to read, and much more
  • Covers a wide variety of personal finance topics

Our Favorite Posts

Abnormal Returns

http://abnormalreturns.com/
Description

Abnormal Returns is “a wide-ranging, forecast-free investment blog” that aggregates the best investment articles from around the web.

Year Started

2006

Topics Covered

Investing, Current Events, Personal Finance

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Is updated daily and features of daily roundup of the best links from around the internet
  • Features an archive of over 1,000 articles
  • Editor and founder Tadas Viskanta is an author and investing expert

Our Favorite Posts

  • The Book – Learn the lessons in Viskanta’s book Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere

All About Finance

http://blogs.worldbank.org/allaboutfinance/
Description

The World Bank’s Director of Research, along with a team of writers, updates this blog that looks at current events in economic development around the world. The writers distill reserach publications into digestible blog posts meant to generate discussion.

Year Started

2010

Topics Covered

Banking, Current Events, Emerging Markets, Microfinance, Investing, Entrepreneurship

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Discusses world financial topics in a way that anyone can follow and understand
  • Insights from around the world can be used for your business efforts
  • The team of bloggers are well-respected experts in their field

Our Favorite Posts

  • Entrepreneurship – An archive of posts related to entrepreneurship, including “New Ideas for Business Growth” and information on the effect of the financial crisis
  • Microfinance – All posts related to microfinance, a global lending practice that is helping build developing economies

AVC

http://www.avc.com/
Description

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson writes about being a VC, discusses industry trends, and shares lessons learned from the companies he invests in and runs. His business insights and analysis of trends are useful to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and investors alike.

Year Started

2007

Topics Covered
Investing, Venture Capital, Business, Current Events

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Expert insights into trends and events in business, with a focus on technology
  • The author is a successful venture capitalist, so knows a thing or two about investing, entrepreneurship, and running a business

Our Favorite Posts

  • Entrepreneurship Archive – Fred Wilson’s posts discussing entrepreneurship, with many of them discussing articles written by others
  • MBA Mondays – The archive of posts for MBA Mondays, AVC’s regular series of posts that take readers to school on current events

Chris Dixon’s Blog

http://cdixon.com/
Description

Chris Dixon is an entrepreneur in the tech industry and a venture capitalist. His blog discusses industry trends and new technologies.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Investing, Venture Capital, Business, Current Events, Technology, Entrepreneurship

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Author is a successful entrepreneur whose insights into the industry can be valuable to fellow entrepreneurs
  • Blog has an archive dating back to previous trends in the industry, so readers can see his thoughts as the industry has evolved

Our Favorite Posts

Naked Capitalism

http://nakedcapitalism.com/
Description

The bloggers at Naked Capitalism offer “fearless commentary on finance, economics, politics, and power.” Expect opinionated but sound commentary on current events from regular contributors and guest bloggers.

Year Started

2006

Topics Covered

Current Events, News, Economics, Finance, Politics

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Regular bloggers are respected financial commentators who have made national TV appearances and had work featured in national publications
  • Lengthy archives with a few thousand posts on recent events in finance

Our Favorite Posts

  • Credit Cards – See all posts on credit cards, with commentary on current events in the credit industry
  • Bloggers – Meet the minds behind Naked Capitalism

Planet Money

http://npr.org/blogs/money
Description

NPR’s Planet Money blog explains the economy by looking at the latest news, reports, and more. Planet Money covers most every industry and business.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Current Events, News, Economics, Finance, Business, Investing

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • The blog takes a casual tone to explain real money matters
  • Visitors can subscribe to Planet Money’s twice-weekly podcast
  • Blog helps educated readers about current events and economics in general

Our Favorite Posts

Pragmatic Capitalism

http://pragcap.com/
Description

Blogger Cullen Roche seeks to clarify the myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings surrounding finance and economics. Readers can submit questions that may be answered on the blog.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Economics, Finance, News

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • In addition to the blog, Pragmatic Capitalism features tools, research, and other resources to help readers learn about finance and economics
  • The blog has an active commenting community
  • A good blog for both avid readers of finance news and people just starting to pay attention

Our Favorite Posts

Scholarly Financial Planner

http://www.scholarfp.blogspot.com/
Description

Blogger Ron Rhoades seeks to advance the profession of financial planning through his blog. The author comments on news and trends for the financial planning profession as well as the economy as a whole.

Year Started

2011

Topics Covered

Economics, Finance, News, Financial Planning, Capital Markets

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • The blog features helpful advice for consumers, such as how to chosse a financial advisor
  • This blog is useful both for consumers and for people in or interested in being in the financial planning industry

Our Favorite Posts

Snarketing 2.0

http://snarketing2dot0.com/
Description

This blog about marketing and financial services seeks to offer solid commentary on current news in the industries while doing it with a sense of humor. Snark + marketing. Get it? Author Ron Shevlin is a senior analyst for Aite Group.

Year Started

2007

Topics Covered

Marketing, Financial Services, Economics, News, Current Events

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Snarketing 2.0 comments on how finance services market, as well as on general business and finance news
  • The author’s tone is smart, sharp, and snarky

Our Favorite Posts

The Big Picture

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/
Description

Author Barry Ritzholtz looks at “the big picture” concerning Wall Street and the economy. He shares recommended articles, a quote of the day, and information on his latest books and speaking gigs.

Year Started

2003

Topics Covered

News, Economics, Finance, Investing, Money, Markets

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Ritholtz’s goal is to make the blog accessible to regular people trying to follow the latest economic news
  • His posts feature lots of stats and data, with analysis of those numbers
  • There are over 26,000 posts on The Big Picture

Our Favorite Posts

This is Going to Be Big

http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/
Description

A partner at Brooklyn Bridge Venture writes about his experiences in the venture capital industry. He also comments on current trends in venture capital and in start-ups

Year Started

2004

Topics Covered

Venture Capital, News, Business, Start-Ups, Tech Industry

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • The blogger gives an insider’s look at venture capital, but is a regular guy who writes in a casual tone
  • The blog has a lengthy archive dating back a decade and is regularly updated

Our Favorite Posts

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Description

The blog is by Prof. Gerry Beyer, a Texas Tech law school professor. He comments on the latest news stories regarding estate planning.

Year Started

2005

Topics Covered

Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Estates

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • The blog is an accessible entry into the field of estate planning
  • Shares journal articles and other recommended articles on estate planning

Our Favorite Posts

  • Resources – Find everything from teaching materials to graduate programs in estate planning to a list of recommended blogs

Ventured & Gained

http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/watchlist/
Description

Ventured & Gained is the personal finance blog from Bloomberg, one of the leading finance news websites in the world. Posts discuss current events and issues for investors.

Year Started

2013

Topics Covered

Investing, Business, Finance, Economics

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Bloggers are Bloomberg-approved experts and journalists
  • In addition to written posts, bloggers also make videos

Our Favorite Posts

Money Saving Mom

moneysavingmom.com
Description

Crystal Paine, mother of three, blogs about money saving strategies. She writes about recipes, couponing, bargain shopping, and other strategies for living on a budget.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Budgeting, Saving, Coupons, Frugal Living

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • This blog gives practical advice on managing money, including how to create and stick to a budget
  • There are also everyday living tips on how to live a more frugal life

Our Favorite Posts

Young Adult Money

http://www.youngadultmoney.com/
Description

Learn how to save money, increase your income, handle debt, and find the right career. Thismoney blog focuses on those just setting out on their own.

Year Started

2012

Topics Covered

Budgeting, Saving, Personal Finance, Careers, Credit Cards

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • This blog is equally dedicated to tips on saving money as it is on making money
  • The blog also has some useful calculators and other tools for investing and saving

Our Favorite Posts

Create My Independence

http://www.createmyindependence.com/
Description

Blogger Kraig got himself out of debt and started saving money. He shares how he did it, and gets his readers excited about doing so themselves. He also creates a podcast.

Year Started

2011

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Saving, Investing

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Teaches readers how to live below their means to save for the long-run
  • Is geared toward post-grads, but features helpful advice for anybody trying to live on a budget

Our Favorite Posts

Thousandaire

thousandaire.com
Description

Blogger Kevin teaches readers how to be thousandaires today so they can work toward being millionaires in the long run. Features advice on budgeting, cutting expenses, and staying true to your financial goals.

Year Started

2012

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Saving, Budgeting

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • The blog helps readers set reasonable goals and expectations, and then helps them stick with to their goals with motivating posts and easy to use advice
  • Kevin responds to current events with his own take on things

Our Favorite Posts

The Debt Movement

debtmovement.com
Description

The Debt Squad coaches readers to get a handle on their debts and start paying them down. The blog emphasize their movement to create a supportive and active community on the blog forums.

Year Started
Topics Covered

Debt, Debt Reduction, Frugal Living, Saving, Investing

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Reader spotlights share real life success stories
  • Find tips on different kinds of debt, including auto and student loans

Our Favorite Posts

Financial Samurai

financialsamurai.com
Description

The Financial Samurai helps readers slice through money’s mysteries. The blog discusses all things money and personal finance related.

Year Started

2009

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Money, Investing, Wealth Management

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • The blog is written with good humor and in a conversational tone
  • Features straightforward advice on everything from investing to budgeting

Our Favorite Posts

Afford Anything

affordanything.com
Description

Blogger Paula Pant doesn’t pinch pennies. Instead, she suggests growing wealth to spend on what she finds valuable. Besides frugal living tips, Pant helps motivate readers to use their savings to pursue their life’s dreams.

Year Started

2011

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Saving, Budgeting, Investing, Frugal Living

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • The blogger’s message is inspiring and motivating
  • Her tips are great for anyone trying to save, even if it isn’t for travel or to quit your day job (like she advocates)

Our Favorite Posts

The Dough Roller

doughroller.net
Description

This personal finance blog helps readers get the most out of their money. The Dough Roller features tips, resources, and news.

Year Started

2007

Topics Covered

Personal Finance, Saving, Money, Budgeting, Credit Cards

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Blogger Rob Berger offers practical advice on common money matters. He also updates a regular podcast
  • The blog also highlights deals on credit cards, savings accounts, and more

Our Favorite Posts

Credit Karma

blog.creditkarma.com
Description

The blog posts are Credit Karma are meant to give readers “solid, smart, and do-able information” to contribute to a health financial life. The emphasis is on credit and improving your credit score.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Credit, Debt, Credit Reports, Credit Scores, News

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Infographics on many credit topics for visual answers to common credit questions
  • The articles cover a comprehensive array of credit and debt topics

Our Favorite Posts

Savings Lifestyle

savingslifestyle.com
Description

The bloggers at Savings Lifestyle help readers cut back on expenses. Some coupons and deals are the site, but they also share savings strategies around the house and elsewhere. This blog is geared towards moms with families.

Year Started

2008

Topics Covered

Saving, Coupons, Personal Finance, Budgeting, Frugal Living

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • The site has advice to help families think through their spending habits and create budgets
  • In addition to financial advice, there are recipes, DIY crafts, and other activities that are cheap and may even help save money

Our Favorite Posts

The Penny Hoarder

thepennyhoarder.com
Description

To hoard pennies, you’ve got to earn some. The Penny Hoarder shares tips on “weird and wacky ways” to make extra money. Really, they’re not all that weird – they’re pretty reasonable and useful tips.

Year Started

2010

Topics Covered

Earning Money, Saving, Frugal Living

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • This blog features advice on how to earn side income. There are many ideas presented
  • In addition, there are posts on investing, coupon clipping, and other ways to cut expenses

Our Favorite Posts

Man Vs. Debt

manvsdebt.com
Description

This blog tells one man’s story of getting out of debt by selling his junk and making eliminating debt a priority. The blog emphasizes saving and downsizing to help readers do more of what they love.

Year Started

2009

Topics Covered

Debt, Debt Reduction, Frugal Living, Saving, Investing

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • The blog has a friendly and active community of commenters
  • Offers a lot of advice on how to sell your belongings on eBay, Craigslist, and other mediums to make an extra income and live a better life

Our Favorite Posts

Investor Junkie

investorjunkie.com
Description

Investor Junkie discusses stocks but also different types of alternative investments. It is geared toward beginners and provides a broad overview of investing, what to invest in, and strategies for doing it.

Year Started

2010

Topics Covered

Investing, Saving, Markets, Alternative Investments

What Makes this Blog Unique

  • Contains great advice and resources for beginning investors
  • Interesting content to keep intermediate investors interested

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