58 of My Favorite Personal Finance Blogs and Sites

favorite personal finance blogs and sites

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…

1. Wisebread

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.

2. Budgets Are Sexy

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.

4. Consumerism Commentary

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!)

6. Get Rich Slowly

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.

7. 20SomethingFinance

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.

8. Afford Anything 

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.

9. MoneyNing 

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)

10.  Eventual Millionaire 

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.

12. Mr. Money Mustache 

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!

14. Moolanomy 

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.

15. I Will Teach You to be Rich 

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.

17. My University Money 

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.

19. Oblivious Investor 

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.

20. Planting Money Seeds 

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.

21. The Simple Dollar 

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.

22. Free Money Finance

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!

23. My Wife Quit Her Job 

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.

26. Financial Highway 

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.

27. The Digerati Life 

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.

28. Generation X Finance 

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.

29. Financial Samurai 

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.

36. Punch Debt in the Face 

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!?!

37. Common Sense With Money 

I like this blog and reading the articles by the Certified Public Accountant who left her job to become a stay at home mom.

38. Christian Personal Finance 

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.

40. Squawkfox

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.

42. Girls Just Wanna Have Funds 

One of the few blogs aimed at women, Girls Just Wanna Have Funds helps women take control of their financial situation.

43. Saving Dollars and Sense 

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.

46. Budgeting in the Fun Stuff 

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.

48. Little People Wealth 

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.

49.Where Does All My Money Go 

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.

50. Free Financial Advisor 

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.

52. Debt Free Adventure 

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.

53. Not Made of Money 

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.

54. Leave Debt Behind 

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.

56. Wealth Informatics 

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.

57. Thousandaire 

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.

58. 7 Million 7 Years 

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.

What are your favorite personal finance blogs and sites? Did I miss any that you absolutely love? If so, let me know because I want to check them out!
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48 Comments

  1. Miranda // July 22, 2013

    Thanks for including me on this list. These are all great blogs.

  2. Glen Craig // July 22, 2013

    Thanks for including Free From Broke! That’s some great company we’re sharing.

  3. Luke // July 22, 2013

    Great list, and I’m honored to be included among these great sites!

  4. Cat Alford // July 22, 2013

    All those are such great sites! Awesome list!

  5. angela // July 22, 2013

    Interesting list! I like wordsofwilliams.com which is about a dual income family and how they got out of debt, budgeting etc and another is hip2save.com a lot like commonsensewithmoney. Something wildly interesting is theprudenthomemakerblog.blogspot. her weekly financial accomplishments are amazing and the commentors very interesting. Not for everyone but worth a peek!

  6. Ginger // July 22, 2013

    Great to be good company! Thanks for the shout out!

  7. Shane @ BeatingBroke // July 22, 2013

    A crazy good list! So many great personal finance authors on there, each with a great voice. Thanks for compiling it!

  8. Ginni // July 23, 2013

    OurFreakingBudget.com…… Great advice, creative website. Up and coming. One of my favorites :-)

  9. J. Money // July 23, 2013

    Thank you kindly, my dear. If I were ever to make a top 58 blogs I love, you’d be in it too. Maybe even top 18 blogs I love ;)

  10. The Fiscal Flamingo // July 23, 2013

    You’ve got some great ones here. And some I’ve not heard of. Will have to take a peek. Thanks mucho!

  11. No Waste // July 23, 2013

    Well…I’m in the Comment section of this list!

    I regularly read almost all of these, but there are a few new ones that I would like to check out, thanks.

    There’s always room for another voice when it comes to your money and handling it well!

    • Anna Newell Jones // August 15, 2013

      Always another voice! I’ve loved getting to read so many different perspectives on money and follow the motto, “Take what works and leave the rest”.

  12. Jessica, The Debt Pr // July 23, 2013

    #59 The Debt Princess

    Ok not really, I’m worlds away from these sites BUT my writing is included on a number of these blogs so I’m feeling good! Great list!!

    • Anna Newell Jones // August 15, 2013

      You’re doing awesome Jessica! I should’ve just gone for it and made the list crazy long!;)

  13. Deacon @ WKW // July 23, 2013

    Wow. Super humbled to be listed with the rest of these great sites. Thanks!

  14. MoneyNing // July 23, 2013

    I’m so honored to be included with all the other awesome sites you’ve mentioned here.

    And congrats on your little one! This is awesome news!

    • Anna Newell Jones // August 15, 2013

      Thanks for writing such a great site David and thanks for the congrats! I agree, totally awesome news;)

  15. Carlos // July 24, 2013

    Wow! great list! thanks for sharing them

  16. Steve|MyWifeQuitHerJ // July 24, 2013

    Thanks for including me on this list. What an honor!

  17. Rich Uncle EL // July 24, 2013

    Great list indeed, I read many of the sites you mentioned. Its great to see a site showing love and not just competing with fellow PF writers.

  18. Crystal // July 26, 2013

    Thank you for including BFS along with so many other awesome bloggers!!! I read a lot of the same people!

    Oh, and my hubby works from home with me with our blog ad business, but he doesn’t help with the blog…I can’t even get him to read it, lol. I can say anything I want about him on it, and he’ll never know…hehehe. ;-)

  19. Creditnet.com // July 29, 2013

    I’ve been lucky enough to contribute to a number of these great sites. Excellent list and thank you for sharing!

  20. AT // July 31, 2013

    I love the blog Budget Bytes for great meals on a budget!!

    • Anna Newell Jones // August 15, 2013

      Ack! I LOVE that site too! Can’t believe I missed adding it to the list. Crap.

  21. Bethany // August 3, 2013

    Apparently my comment never stuck. I work with Joan from Man vs. Debt! That is awesome you included her on this list!

    • Anna Newell Jones // August 15, 2013

      Sorry about the comment un-sticky-ness! (Don’t know what’s up with that!) Joan is doing great stuff at Man vs. Debt, and she just so happens to be sweet as can be. Kind of HAD to include her;)

  22. Michelle // August 7, 2013

    This is definitely a great list of blogs!

    • Anna Newell Jones // August 15, 2013

      Thanks! I could’ve made the list even longer but tried to keep it kind of under control;)

  23. Kevin // August 30, 2013

    Impressive list!

  24. Kristie // May 1, 2014

    Such an honor to be included in the list, thanks!!

  25. Paul Andrew // September 9, 2014

    Love these websites! Check out thefrugalgrad.blogspot.com for postings from a recently graduated college student that is getting his feet wet with personal finance.

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