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While one of my goals is to
become Hokage win an award for the best personal finance blog for the everyman, I realize that I have a long way to go and the journey won’t be easy. I also have to give credit where credit is due, I’ve read some finance books and a lot of blogs over the years that are simply amazing. Today I want to help shed some light on the best personal finance blogs to read (at least for me).
Before I hop onto the list, I want to point out that the reason most of these blogs are on my list is that they all offer practical advice that was relatable to me on my financial journey. While I have more of a dirty basement kid perspective, these blogs are a cut above most other blogs that I have a gripe with.
So, let’s begin!
Fun fact: About 2+ years ago I saw his smug face when he was promoting his book on a Facebook ad for whatever reason I hated him. Then I spent some time looking at reviews of his book “I will teach you to be rich” and decided to take the dive and spend $10. This book immediately resonated with me as he talked about his dirty basement upbringing and how he built himself up from nothing.
I’ve been hooked on his blog ever since. He offers a strong personal feel with his own flavor when he rights. In all honesty, he reminds me of myself in how he talks. I love his psychological approach to things and he often talks about the root of most financial problems.
While his main book primarily talks about basic finance and foundational topics, he does focus more blog content around entrepreneurship / starting your business/side hustles / living the ‘rich life’. While that’s all fine and dandy, it might be a bit too much for someone that is just starting their financial journey.
He’s still amazing overall and worth checking out.
The evolution of Kristen Larsen over the years has been pretty amazing. While she mixes a lot of content regarding her side hustles and side gigs in making money, she often talks about many topics relating to being financially responsible. She also includes topics such as “staying financially motivated” and other related topics to help build a solid financial foundation.
I really like how she blogs about her whole journey with respect to budgeting and making money. I’m even more impressed that she successfully created a whole new industry of being a Pinterest virtual assistant with her training course (probably because I use Pinterest myself and that could resonate).
Either way, she’s a straight-up workaholic and she gets very granular in talking about saving money.
I occasionally binge Mr. Money Mustache once in a while. His funny, yet engaging style of writing offers a pretty grounded perspective on a wide variety of personal topics. His spectrum of topics ranges from helping those who have lost everything, all the way up to retirement and living a financially free life.
While I cannot relate to everything he talks about, it’s hard to not relate with the man itself. There is a lot to read and I’m sure you’ll find something that resonates with you.
Started in 2006, J.D. Roth has been blogging about all things finance for a long-ass time. I like his focus on building wealth over time. At the end of the day, we all want to have an ‘easy out’ or ways to make ‘quick cash’ and while that is more feasible today more than ever, Get Rich Slowly reinforces the idea that all good things require patience and discipline.
Even if you were to read my debt story, it took me nearly a decade to have any semblance of figuring out what I want to do and to get to where I am today (plus a lot of failures). From talking about the true cost of a car, all the way to mastering your finances, he offers a massive variety of subjects are both interesting to read and are useful.
While I don’t agree with everything he says, he’s good people and there is nothing wrong with getting multiple perspectives.
For whatever reason, I occasionally find myself on this blog without realizing it. What I love about this blog is that the Frugalwoods family documents their personal finance journey. I feel like I can relate to these people immediately. What I really like about them is that they document their frugal lifestyle and provide a lot of content related to living the frugal life.
Maybe it’s the content, maybe it’s the photography, or maybe it’s the Frugalwoods themselves. But they provide a great blend of frugal advice, personal finance, and lifestyle living that I think most of us dream of but have never taken the first step.
Aside from the relatable blog name, Disease Called Debt focuses on 3 primary topics that we all can relate to- Getting rid of debt, saving money, making money. Personally, I feel like I resonate with her the most as she talks about a wide variety of debt topics that I have personal debt with.
Blog owner (Hayley) also managed to tackle a $62,000 debt in a span of 2 years which is pretty amazing. I also find her blog pretty inspiring as she often shares other debt-payoff stories.
It’s only been more recently where I became more aware of this blog. Even though it doesn’t have a fancy blog name, Natalie Bacon talks about all things money and personal development. What I find interesting about her is that while she isn’t a dirty basement kid by nature, she is someone what has been going through life to find her passion and ultimately ended up doing what she loves.
And to be honest, that really is the dream goal of Debt to Dough. I want to help you get out of debt and make enough money to where your life’s decisions aren’t based on your next paycheck, I want you to live the life that you enjoy the most.
Okay, sorry to get off tangent. Another thing that I love about Natalie Bacon is that she does a pretty damn good job at documenting the basics of finance that most other blogs tend to ignore. Personally, I want to do a better job at her in writing that content but until I do, take a look at some of her content.
Other Personal Financial Blogs To Read
There are many other personal blogs that I do read sparingly, but the ones mentioned above are my personal favorites. In time I’ll update this to include more blogs that find myself binging out. Actually, the more I think about it, I’ve been a massive fan of the “doctor of credit” as they keep me up to date on all of the best credit card rewards and they have a pretty strong community.
Okay, I’ll stop now. What about you? What are your go-to finance blogs? Feel free to comment and discuss.
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