Here are my top 5 favorite money and personal finance blogs that I not only read myself, but recommend you read on a regular basis to learn all you can about handling your money. I don’t agree with everything these bloggers say about money, but for the most part they give a lot of good advice and have some fantastic ideas and tips you may have never read anywhere else.
Top 5 Money and Personal Finance Blogs
1. Two Cents from Lifehacker: Though not strictly a money blog, Lifehacker deals with ideas that make your life easier and more productive. The Two Cents section includes tips on how to handle your money and posts to better explain personal finance. The best part about Two Cent’s tips is that they are most often garnered from other sources—websites and blogs to whom they always give credit and link love. This is how I’ve found many of the personal finance blogs I read on a regular basis.
2. The Simple Dollar: This blog not only provides advice on the usual personal finance topics such as frugality and budgeting, it also provides several “best of” guides such as the Best Tax Software and Best Home Insurance.
3. Listen Money Matters: A collaborative website with articles written by experts across many disciplines related to personal finance, as well as a regular podcast. You’ll also find several courses on topics such as Preparing for Retirement, Meeting Your Career Goals, and Family Finances.
4. Ramsey Personalities: I’m cheating a bit here and lumping all of these great blogs together because they’re all part of the Ramsey Personalities team. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know I’m a Dave Ramsey disciple and for good reason—he’s America’s authority on dumping debt and family finance. Dave’s daughter, Rachel Cruze, has carved out her niche helping teens, college students, and young adults get their financial lives started well. Chris Hogan has become a leading authority on retirement issues, especially as someone who encourages people to dream big and plan well. And Christy Wright is an expert on entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on helping women thrive in business.
5. SeedTime: Formerly known as ChristianPF (i.e. personal finance) started out as one man’s personal blog about what he’d learned about Biblical personal finance when he came to financial breaking point. This blog has now been read by millions, and he’s made it his mission to help people learn how to make, save, grow, and give money—from a Christian point of view.
There are dozens and dozens of great personal finance blogs and sites out there. I could have easily made a Top 10 list. Two other sites I read fairly regularly are Get Rich Slowly and My Wife Quit Her Job.
What are some of your favorite money and personal finance blogs? Please share in the comments below.