This is a biggie for you. I always get asked what my favorite personal finance blogs and sites are and while I want to include every single one that exists I’ve narrowed it down to my 58 favorites (in no particular order).
58 of My Favorite Personal Finance Blogs and Sites…
I love that Wise Bread has multiple bloggers so there is always a wide variety of opinions and knowledge shared. They cover everything from budgeting to frugal living and career advice.
The thing about personal finance is it’s often a really boring and dry topic to read about. At Budgets Are Sexy, Jay infuses every article with tons of personality, which makes it much more entertaining. Anything that can be done to make personal finance more interesting gets a thumbs up from me!
3. $5 Dinners
If you thought you couldn’t eat a quality, healthy meal for $5 or less without hitting the drive through, you should check out 5 Dollar Dinners because you will definitely be proven wrong.
I like how the writer shares details from his own life while sharing personal finance tips based on current events. (Side note: Luke Landes started this site 10 year ago! It’s a granddaddy personal finance blog.)
5. PT Money
Another personal finance blog with multiple contributors, PT Money provides a good variety of finance and life tips that just about everyone can relate to. (Side note: Philip Taylor runs the site and he also runs FinCon which is a personal finance conference held in the fall every year. If you’re a personal finance site junkie it’s THE place to be. Last year FinCon was held in Denver which was super handy and I’m bummed I’ll be missing it this year because it’ll be too close to my due date so I won’t be able to fly. Luckily, it’s an annual conference!)
The time-honored financial advice of spending less money than you earn and learning to pay yourself first is the theme on J.D. Roth’s Get Rich Slowly blog. You can’t help but be inspired if you read about J.D’s journey from $35,000 in debt to financial independence.
This is a site intended for young adults just getting started on their own, but people of all ages can apply the tips found on this financial blog.
The majority of personal finance blogs talk about how to live frugally and how to cut expenses. Afford Anything talks about how to afford the things you want instead of learning to live without them, which puts everything into perspective.
If you’re looking for meaty, substantial articles with personal finance advice (and not so much about the writer’s personal journey), take a look at MoneyNing. (Side note: David Ning who runs the site is super nice)
Love how Jaime Tardy interviews actual millionaires for her blog each week, and shares what makes them successful. Instead of just reading basic financial articles, you can gain information from real people who have actually been through the situations they’re talking about.
11. Money Smart Life
Ben has been interested in personal finance from the time he was 12 years old. By the time he was in high school, he was already investing money. His financial knowledge has come in handy for his family, and now he shares what he’s learned on his blog.
This guy (also a fellow Coloradan) retired at the age of 30, with his wife, Mrs. Money Mustache, so they could start living their lives and start a family. They didn’t win the lottery or receive a big inheritance, they did it by learning how to become financially independent with the income they had. This is a really inspiring blog if you hope to retire at a young age, and if you like mustaches.
13. Couple Money
I love how this blog seeks to teach couples how to live on one income and have fun with the second person’s income. Talk about living within your means!
More of a finance magazine than the typical blog, Moolanomy articles are organized around the “four pillars of personal finance management”: the management of income, expenses, assets, and debt.
This is the blog for you if you want to learn about entrepreneurship, personal finance and becoming “rich”. The blog author, Ramit Sethi, a New York Times best-selling author, tells it exactly how he sees it, and you can’t help but appreciate his straight-forward techniques.
16. Darwin’s Money
I love how the author of this blog basically started blogging in order to prove the nay-sayers wrong! He had a professor during his MBA studies that laughed at his thesis of making money blogging about investing and personal finance, and so within a few weeks, he had Darwin’s Money up and running to prove her wrong.
Ideal for college students and recent graduates, this blog will give you the financial lessons that they should teach in school, but don’t.
18. Dividend Ninja
If you’ve always wanted to get started with do-it-yourself investing with stocks that pay dividends, Dividend Ninja is the blog to read.
If you’re past the frugality stage and are ready to focus on building wealth through serious investing, you may enjoy Oblivious Investor more than the hundreds of blogs that teach you how to save money.
I love the variety of information on this blog for growing wealth and earning money from home. The focus is more about using money to meet your life’s goals than it is about pinching pennies.
This blog is from the author of the book, 365 Ways to Live Cheap! And offers all kinds of tips for living frugally and learning to reduce your expenses and live within your means.
All of the articles on this blog are designed to help you grow your net worth. If that is your goal, this is the blog to read!
This blog follows the journey of a couple who were financially doing well in their jobs but the wife simply hated her job – so she quit! They talk about starting and running a successful online business to replace the lost income if one partner in a relationship decides to stay home.
24. Money Crashers
I like this blog because it’s basically a one-stop-shop for everything finance. The articles cover everything from frugality to credit, debt, investments, family, and small business.
25. Five Cent Nickel
Another blog that covers just about every angle of personal finance and family life, this is an informative blog with multiple writers that help keep it interesting.
Multiple writers to help cover all angles and opinions when it comes to personal finance topics, Financial Highway believes financial education is important for everyone regardless of your current financial situation.
Here’s a blog I enjoy. They cover a lot of personal finance standards like earning more money and saving more, and how to invest, but they also cover business, entrepreneurship and technology topics.
If you feel like all of the financial advice on the internet is written for teenagers or senior citizens, maybe you will enjoy Generation X Finance. It’s a resource written for Generation X by a Generation X individual.
This writer saved 50% of his after tax income every year since college. He then used the savings to generate passive income streams and buy rental property, CDs, stocks and bonds. Read about that journey and get solid financial advice from his blog.
30. Len Penzo
I love the style of writing found at LenPenzo.com. There is just enough humor mixed in with the informative posts to keep me entertained and the topics are often out-of-the-box thinking you won’t find on every other finance site.
31. Man vs Debt
A guy by the name of Adam Baker used to write for this site, but now his wife and a woman named Joan handle most of the website. You can follow Joan’s journey as she strives to pay off her debt, or you can dig back through older posts to see how Adam did the same. (I interviewed Adam a while back see that post here: An Interview with Adam Baker of Man vs. Debt)
32. Free From Broke
I like this blog because the author is your everyday kind of guy. He offers solid financial advice and features a number of guest writers to give the site a good variety, too.
33. Investor Junkie
When you’re ready to think about investing more than saving, make sure to check out this site.
34. Bargain Babe
This is a great go-to site for learning how to find bargains and deals.
35. Money Saving Mom
When I’m looking for coupons, I check Money Saving Mom! You’ll also love the encouragement this blog offers for living your life with purpose.
You know what, I had to add this site simply because I really like the name of it (there are lots of other reasons to like the site too, of course). I mena, isn’t that what we all want to do anyway? Punch debt in the freaking face already!?!
I like this blog and reading the articles by the Certified Public Accountant who left her job to become a stay at home mom.
I like this site for approaching personal finance in a unique way and letting the bible lead the way. If you would like a religious angle to mix with your finances then this might be a great fit for you!
39. Money Under 30
A blog that offers honest money advice for people in their twenties. Everything you need to know about going from a broke student to a successful professional.
This girl might be Canada’s most popular personal finance blogger, and she makes personal finance sexy and fun.
41. Money Girl
I like to read this blog and listen to the corresponding podcast where she offers “quick and dirty tips” for personal finance topics.
One of the few blogs aimed at women, Girls Just Wanna Have Funds helps women take control of their financial situation.
Money saving tips, homeschooling, freebies, recipes and how to live on less are the general themes of this blog.
44. Saving Advice
I like this site because it is a community of bloggers all writing about saving money. If you can’t find what you’re looking for with one writer, you can switch over to one of the other writers and find exactly what you need.
45. Dough Roller
You can find out about everything from real estate investing to asset allocation and savings yields on this site. If that isn’t enough, there are also articles about parenting and teaching your kids and aging parents about personal finance.
Is a blog run by a 30 something year old and her husband. It basically shares the details of their personal financial journey but there is enough good advice to make it useful for people to apply to their own lives.
47. Well Kept Wallet
The writer of this blog, Deacon Hayes, paid off $52,000 in debt in 18 months and now spends time blogging to help others reach their own financial goals.
I love the simplicity of this site – they let the readers know all about the deals and offer tips for saving money, paying down debt, or finding ways to retire early.
Have you ever wondered where the heck all of your money is going? The writer of this blog asked the same question and decided to start blogging about it to keep himself accountable. His articles will teach you a lot about debt and personal finance, and he writes the way we all talk which makes for an enjoyable read.
I love how this blog has a schedule for what to expect for each day of the week. On Mondays there is a money podcast, on Tuesdays there is personal finance topics like debt management or insurance, on Thursday another blogger takes a stab at the personal finance world, and on Fridays you’ll get a current events piece.
51. Dual Income No Kids (DINKS)
This is the personal finance blog for all the readers who are married or with a partner but do not have children. Your financial picture is different from those who have kids to raise, so this is the site for you.
A team of writers will give you everything you need to know to become debt free once and for all. I especially love the organization of this site and how easy it is to find specific topics you’re looking for.
How many times have you heard “I’m not made of money” from your parents as a kid, or maybe you’ve started saying it to your own kids?! The writers of this blog are a husband and wife team living on one income and debt free – they share tips for how to make it work.
Another site to help you find ways to reduce debt, live on less, and keep more of your income. When you’re trying to become debt free, there is no such thing as too much advice to get there!
55. Invest it Wisely
More advice for how to grow wealth through investing. This is ideal for people who have passed the stage of paying off debts and now want to know what to do with their extra money each month to maximize their earnings.
I love the style of writing on this blog, the writer is informative and conversational at the same time. She covers a wide range of personal finance topics and many times I see topics for articles here that I haven’t seen covered anywhere else.
This writer is entertaining! Not only can you read some pretty funny personal finance posts on this blog, but he also makes videos from time to time.
The author of this blog lives in Australia and went from $30,000 in debt to over $7 million in the bank in 7 years. I like how he often goes against conventional personal finance advice and offers a different way to look at things when it comes to paying of debt and building wealth.